‘Masterdating’ is the new dating trend both single people and couples are trying
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Now that traditional meet-cutes have been thrown out the window and largely replaced by dating apps, there are some new terms that you need to know.
As there are now new social rules and processes to follow if you want to get it on with whoever tickles your fancy online, there are also certain names for things that can go wrong too.
With so many dating apps, platforms and whatever else, knowing what’s trending right now in the world of online dating is essential to ensuring that you’re winning hearts.
That’s where masterdating comes to play.
This recent phenomenon is taking the world by storm, and you don’t even need to be dating to try it.
Essentially, materdating is when an individual will embark on traditional ‘dates’, but alone.
So, if you thought you needed to go and watch a soppy romcom with your partner for it to be socially acceptable, you’re wrong.
But that’s not all, here are some other trends that are revamping the dating game.
No, this isn’t a dirty word thank you very much.
Phubbing is a term which mashes together the words, 'phone' and 'snubbing’, and is essentially when you go out on a date, it’s going well but they just won’t stop looking at their phone any time it pings.
Instead of paying attention to you, they are absorbed by that little brick of technology, making them a bit of a brick with a capital p.
According to relationship and health expert, Michael Mosley it’s not the healthiest of habits.
In his Daily Mail column, he went on to admit that he was a phubber and that it was to the annoyance of his poor wife.
Just put the phubbing phone away, will you?
Is it cheating?
When taking part in cookie jarring, an individual will create a safety net with another person while already in a relationship so that they will have someone else to fall back on should it go downhill.
If you are dating and need backup so that you don’t end up alone, it’s time to make like Julia Roberts and Eat, Pray, Love for the foreseeable.
Though you might be envisioning a gym, benching might be one of the worst ways to find out that you're not the one.
This red flag is certainly something you don’t want to experience when dating.
Speaking to Glamour Magazine, Dennie Smith, a dating expert and founder of Old Style Dating, explained that benching is 'when you are clearly someone's Plan B or C while they clearly shop around for a better 'deal''.
The last trend that you simply need to know about is breadcrumbing, which is a slow and painful way to tell someone that you just won’t commit.
Essentially, it’s when you tease your way into a relationship.
Kelly Campbell, an associate professor of psychology and human development at California State University, told Brides that it is where an individual sends out flirtatious, non-committal social signals to reel in a person they want.
Are you guilty of any of these dating faux pas?