Not go on a date for six months, give or take.
I want to say it’s very fulfilling and I’ve managed to transcend my physical form or something but jeez. Nah.
As for the dating terms themselves, I understand what ghosting is… annoyingly, but that’s about the extent of it.
Apparently though, from the purveyors of dates themselves – Tinder – more dating habits are coming, and they’ve taken the liberty of naming them.
There’s nine, to be exact, and while a few of them do seem a bit…
… but a few of them are pretty applicable and relatable which as you know, is the only thing that’s important when it comes to online content.
The list reads:
Dracula-ing – When someone only messages you at night, generally for NSFW purposes
Exagger-date – When you embellish a date to pretend it went a lot better than it actually did
Bird Boxed – When someone is blind to how the person they’re dating isn’t all that
Buzz-erflies – The excited feeling you get when your phone buzzes with a message from someone you’re dating
Deflexting – When a question is asked but instead of answering it, the subject immediately changes the conversation
S.O. Stalemate – This refers to the situation where neither party will define the relationship, leaving you in a weird, unfulfilling limbo
Insta-gator – Like back in the day, but with Instagram instead of Facebook, you make your relationship public
Three-dot disappearing act – When someone starts to type a message then stops, but you’re there waiting for the message to come through
iPhony – Someone who swears they’re going to message you to arrange a date but never actually
I think I’m consciously aware of all of these, except Exagger-dating. I can’t imagine a single scenario when that would come into play.
God I sort of don’t miss dating.
Images via Tinder, Getty
Alfie Powell joined as an apprentice and was probably hired because he was likely the only person who applied. He's been blagging his way through writing articles for four years now and he's definitely showing signs of slowing down. When not writing for The Hook, Alfie finds time to indulge in his favourite hobbies, such as drinking and sitting down. You can contact Alfie at [email protected]Follow