11 Dating Terms for the Modern Age


If you feel you need a refresher on terms surrounding dating today, this is the place for you. Here are 11 of the most recent terms associated with dating in the technology age.

According to Business Insider

  1. Stashing  – It occurs when the person you’re dating doesn’t introduce you to their friends or family, and doesn’t post about you on social media.
  2. Ghosting –  You could have been dating someone a few days, or a few months, but one day they simply disappear.
  3. Zombie-ing –  It’s usually a fair amount of time after they disappeared into thin air, and they often act like nothing happened, like a cocky re-animated corpse. An innocuous “hey” might appear to tempt you to reply.
  4. Benching – Like the sports term, where players are left on the bench as reserves, you might find yourself being someone’s back-up option as they continue to look around.
  5. Catch and release – When you finally agree to the date, they immediately lose interest and seek out their next target.
  6. Breadcrumbing – When somebody seems to be pursuing you, but really they have no intention of being tied down to a relationship.
  7. Cushioning – Instead of cutting loose, you prepare for the break-up by chatting and flirting with several other people, to cushion the blow when it happens.
  8. Catfishing – when a person lures someone into a relationship by pretending to be someone else in an online platform.
  9. Kittenfishing – when you present yourself in an unrealistically positive way on your dating apps
  10. Slow fade – They’re not particularly interested in taking things further, but instead of saying so they gradually start to cut ties.
  11. Cuffing season – the period during the Autumn and Winter months where finding a boyfriend or girlfriend is suddenly a lot more appealing.

Listen to Jodi explain the list at [31:30] on the show podcast

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