Decoding 2019's Dating Terms
Femina|September 24, 2019
Nikita D’silva interprets a startling glossary of trends prevalent amongst youngsters today.

Dating in 2019 is a fluid concept. Millennials are all about fast love; they want it quick and they want it now. Dating micro-sites are trending, and Gen Y seems to be adept at swiping to find love. Labels are outdated, oldschool courtship is a thing of the past, and trudging through grey areas with the question “How do we define this?” reverberating through your skull, is normal. Amidst this redefinition of romance, it comes as no surprise that an array of bizarre dating terms have cropped up. From being ‘ghosted’ to ‘benched’, the list is quite strange. Here’s the latest scoop on 2019’s dating lingo, decoded. Read on to be surprised.

Ghosting

Have you ever experienced your lover cutting off all ties with you abruptly? Has he disappeared without a trace, leaving you wondering what went wrong? It’s a cruel move and it has a name— ghosting. This term has caught on like wildfire and is universally accepted by younger generations. There is a litany of reasons why people ghost their partners. From avoiding conflict that comes with breakups, to maybe being a person that lacks empathy, men and women alike have formed the habit of upping and leaving without so much as a word. The repercussions are painful.

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