DTR This acronym is the equivalent of having ‘the chat’ about where your relationship is heading, meaning ‘define the relationship.’ Benching Otherwise known as bread-crumbing, this is when someone you’ve been dating stops agreeing to meet in person, but continues to contact you over message and social media. Well, if they decide to make a reappearance, that’s called haunting.“These people are essentially keeping you on the bench while they play out their other options. But, instead of having any direct contact with you, they’ll like or follow your social media.
Palm oil is found in everything from food to cosmetics.“One moment you are flirting back and forth after a handful of dates, the next you are checking your phone incessantly, bewildered at why this person you had a connection with has so abruptly dropped off the face of the earth.” Slow Fade Similar to ghosting, this is a more drawn-out version, “where someone you are chatting to or seeing gradually cuts you off, making less and less effort with being in touch.” Thirst Trap This term is most commonly used to describe a social media photo that's posted to intentionally create attention.For example, if a person was to caption an image "I love my new watch", but the photo is zoomed in on their half-naked body, that would be considered a thirst trap. It’s a term that refers to the winter months where people who are usually happily single seek out a committed relationship.Online dating (or Internet dating) is a system that enables strangers to find and introduce themselves to new personal connections over the Internet, usually with the goal of developing personal, romantic, or sexual relationships.An online dating service is a company that provides specific mechanisms (generally websites or applications) for online dating through the use of Internet-connected personal computers or mobile devices. But thanks to the new online dating landscape, the language of love has gotten a whole lot more complicated.