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#AskHauterfly: 7 Dating Terms That Are Going To Be All The Rage In 2018

February 08, 2018 | by Japleen Kaur

If you thought 2017 went by in a blink, looking at how it’s February already, I think 2018 isn’t going to be any different. And since most of January went in processing the new year, it is really only now that I’ve into the groove of planning my life, and making little changes along the way.

But something that is not going to change even this year, is my relationship status. ‘Cause either I ‘ghost’ guys terribly, or they end up ‘breadcrumbing’ me. Let’s face it; our generation is a collective mess when it comes to a lot of things, but especially when it comes to dating.

Every week, I see a new dating term, and even though I want to barf, I can’t. You know why? I’m also part of the problem.

So, instead of complaining, I’m just going to join my millennial counterparts, and brush up my knowledge of the latest dating terms. P.S. I think you should to.

Here are 7 terms that you should be well aware of. I hope they vanish soon but till then, here it goes…

1. Flexting

This is something that all of us can relate to. It is the practice of boasting about yourself to someone on text, in order to impress them before actually meeting in reality.

Initially, we all brag, right? Even if it’s a little we all do it. Yup, you know you’re guilty of flexting.



2. Serendipidating

You know when you put off a date or cancel on someone because you want to wait for someone better? Well, hello, you are serendipidating!

It’s okay to do it once or twice, but don’t just keep waiting forever. You might lose out on someone special!



3. Fauxbae’ing

Okay, this is really horrible. People who act like they have a partner on social media, but in reality they are single, are fauxbae’ing.

Don’t do it. Please.

4. Cricketing

I can’t believe there is a term for this, but here is what it means: When you keep someone’s message ‘read’ for too long, and don’t reply.

Okay, then. This can also occur if you’re a forgetful human = me.


5. Cuffing Season

We’ve just been saved from this season, but it’ll come back soon. It starts in October and ends in February where all you want to do is cosy up with someone. You are okay with anyone at this point and don’t want to go through the waiting period.

Netflix and chill… all day long.

6. Slow fade

This is not as grave as ghosting, but a slow fade is the innocent version of it. You gradually stop talking to the person, and maybe never even completely. Just a good night, or a hi to keep the conversation going for months.


7. Ghostbusting

Exactly opposite of ghosting, this is kinda desperate. You keep messaging the person who is ghosting you. That means you keep sending messages even when there are no replies in return.

Oh God! Don’t do this to yourself!


Japleen Kaur

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