Fating, Love Haze, Textationship And More Dating Trends Of 2023 You Must Know About!

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Alright, folks, it’s time to buckle up and get ready for a wild ride through the ever-changing world of dating. We’ve got the hottest new trends in town, and you’re not gonna wanna miss a single one. From fating to Onlyplans and everything in between, we’ve got the inside scoop on what’s shaking up the dating scene in 2023. So, grab your phone, put on your swiping finger, and get ready for some serious sass. Let’s dive in!

1. Fating

Forget dinner dates and embrace gym sessions with your potential partner. Fitness dates or Fates or Fating are the dating trend of 2023, says Fitafy’s Cem Miral. It’s a popular way to connect through a shared interest without spending much. Ditch pricey drinks and enjoy a free workout while assessing your date’s physique.

2. Guard Railing

Attention, lovebirds: dating has changed. Clear intentions and boundaries are in, blurred lines are out. Welcome to ‘guard railing,’ the foundation of dating in 2023. It’s about articulating emotional needs and putting yourself out there, minus the games or hesitation.

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3. Love Haze

Honey, let me tell you about love haze, coined by Urban Dictionary it’s when you’re so head over heels that you can’t even spot your boo’s little imperfections. Sure, it ain’t exactly new news, but you best be paying attention to those red flags and gold stars to figure out if this love affair is actually the real deal or just another fling.

4. Textationship

It’s that super fab situation where, like, you only chat with your so-called “partner” through texts, but never, and I mean NEVER, meet face-to-face! Gasp! It’s not just for wannabe lovebirds, though; even your work BFFs and pals can get sucked into this whole text-only vortex! And, like, it’s usually all casual and sneaky, happening without anyone realizing it!

5. Infla-Dating

You don’t need a fancy degree to know everything’s getting pricier! So, it’s no shocker that singles are ditching swanky dates for affordable fun—and dates coining it infla-dating. A survey says nearly half of millennial and Gen Z lovebirds are opting for budget-friendly romancing ditching the usual expensive dinner dates.

6. Dry-dating

This is a fabulous trend where couples are ditching the booze on their dates and really getting to know each other, raw and unfiltered. They’re all about creating those real, deep connections without the tipsy crutch of alcohol. Ain’t that just divine, darlings?

7. Open-casting

Say goodbye to tired dating myths and hello to the world of “open casting”! That means throwing caution to the wind and going for people who aren’t your usual suspects. Who knows? You might just find your perfect match in the most unexpected place. So, let’s try something new and spice up our love lives this year!

8. Onlyplans

We’re not talking about OnlyFans here, we’re talking about a dating trend that’s even more frustrating: OnlyPlans. You know the deal – you make plans with someone, only for them to cancel on you at the last damn minute. Whether it’s a sudden “work assignment” or a “pesky ailment”, the excuses never seem to end.

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9. Hardballing

Gen Z is bringing in a new era of dating, and it’s called “hardballing”. This means being brutally honest and setting clear expectations for what you want from a relationship right off the bat. And if someone doesn’t fit the bill? Toss ’em aside like yesterday’s garbage, honey! No time for wishy-washy partners who can’t keep up.

10. Ethical Sexploration

In 2023, being open and honest about sex, intimacy, and dating is the new cool. Youngsters are breaking free from outdated taboos and prioritizing discussions about their desires and need in relationships. And it’s not just about getting physical – respecting boundaries is equally important. So, let’s embrace ethical sexploration and keep judgment at bay.

Now that you’re up to speed on all the latest dating trends, get out there and show those trends who’s boss!


Sakshi Singh

She’s a skincare junkie, a fashion fiend, and a creative tornado in one package. Off-duty, either she is shopping or baking up yum!

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