As if dating weren't already complicated enough, in this day and age there's a whole dictionary of cringeworthy terms you need to know. From 'bae' to 'ghosting', there's seemingly a word and a trend to describe every little move you make. The last one was 'breadcrumbing'. Introduced earlier this year, Urban Dictionary summed it up as: "The act of sending out flirtatious, but non-committal text messages (i.e breadcrumbs') to members of the opposite sex in order to lure a sexual partner without expending much effort." Well now there's 'Gatsbying' Yes, 'Gatsbying', in reference to Jay Gatsby, the central character of F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic novel, The Great Gatsby. Let's break this down for you. Coined by Matilda Dods in an article for Tomboy Beauty , the term is defined as: “Gatsbying, To Gastby vb or n. “To post a video, picture or selfie to public social media purely for a love interest to see it.” The trend is inspired by the fictional Mr Gatsby, who … [Read more...] about ‘Gatsbying’ is the latest dating trend
YOU most likely have already done it, but now there’s an official term for splashing things on social media to get attention. But not just any old attention, some likes or even a winking face from your school crush. You’re posting online for one person in particular – Gatsbying. Described by Tomboy Beauty as: “Gatsbying, To Gastby vb or n. “To post a video, picture or selfie to public social media purely for a love interest to see it.” The trend is named after the titular character in The Great Gatsby, who throws lavishly wild, alcohol-fuelled parties with one aim. To get the attention of a girl. Translated into the modern day, it’s the equivalent of filling your Insta feed with lust-worthy shots of you looking effortlessly chic, make-up and hair just right and most likely with a background to die for. You don’t simply text the person of your dreams anymore, instead you bait social media with posts for your love interest to … [Read more...] about Gatsbying is the latest dating trend… so are YOU guilty of it?
FRECKLING victims can be left heartbroken when their relationships fizzle out. By Sophie Roberts / Published 19th June 2018 GETTY LOVE IS IN DESPAIR: People are dumping their summer lovers in this cruel freckling trend We’ve seen all manner of bizarre courting trends in recent months – and this one is no exception.Singletons have been targeted by a variety of brutal dating methods, including ghosting, Marleying and hiberdating.And now, there’s another sexual craze that’s set to rock Britain. The most embarrassing sexting fails The most embarrassing sexting fails available on the internet. 1 / 28 A funny sexting fail If you’re on the hunt for a fling this summer, you’re probably guilty of freckling.The term is used to describe shacking up with someone during the sunniest months of the year.Speaking about the new dating trend, an AskMen post explained: “Summer (and, if we’re being honest, late spring) is … [Read more...] about What is freckling? Everything you need to know about the brutal dating trend
FIRST there was ghosting, cuffing and then breadcrumbing, and now there’s freckling. The term is being used to describe the latest dating trend to hit this summer. The name is loosely connected to the seasons – your freckles come out during the warmer months, and as soon as they've reappeared they're gone again. And it’s precisely during this period when freckling begins. Almost the opposite of cuffing – where you shack up with someone to spent the cold months with – freckling is when you hook up for summer. The idea is you find someone to while away lazy, sunny days in parks or beer gardens. But when the days shorten, you go back to being a single pringle. Freckling can see relationships fizz out as quickly as they began - but they’re still usually lurking on your social media, ready to pounce when the weather warms up again. The term has been coined by men’s magazine, AskMen, which reveals: “The existence of freckling is a confluence of … [Read more...] about Freckling is the latest dating trend – but are you a victim or guilty of it?
Today’s dating trends are as whimsical as they are ephemeral. When once the thing burdening singletons the most was simply finding a socially acceptable way to flirt, now, it’s a case of navigating a perilous battleground of ghosts, zombies, cuffers and benchers. The behaviours these terms describe may not be revolutionary, but giving them a quippy moniker firmly vindicates them as ubiquitous within the all-too-cruel modern dating landscape. Read more Dating experts want you to turn off your read receipts. Immediately. Obviously, it’s every singleton’s responsibility to stay abreast of the romantic zeitgeist in all its lexical glory so they can defend themselves accordingly - and make intelligent references when conducting in-depth post-date analyses with their friends. So, the latest one to note is "R-bombing" i.e. when a person you’re interested in reads your messages but doesn’t respond. Rhetoric-savvy daters would be forgiven … [Read more...] about R-bombing: The new dating trend you may have already experienced