A big clue that they’re not in it for the long haul is they won’t take down their online dating profile. Benching— Similar to cushioning, these people relegate you on the bench as a back-up option as they continue to look around.They may come back to you, but it doesn’t leave you feeling confident of a commitment. Situationship— Urban Dictionary describes this as a relationship that has no label on it, like a friendship but more than a friendship but not quite a relationship. Catch and release— People who love the thrill of the chase often employ the catch-and-release dating technique.I’ve discovered that a lot of the men I meet are really not in it for the long haul.
The jig is up when they meet their romantic prospect. Cuffing season— You know your perpetually single friends, who flirt with different people every night and rack up as many free drinks as possible?
The “cuffing season” of cold and dreary winter months has them wanting to be tied down in a serious relationship.
I’ve been to a KU men’s basketball game and a Chiefs football game.
I’ve gone dancing, to several movies, and had countless cocktails and coffees.
It refers to when someone you’ve been dating suddenly vanishes without a trace, like a ghost.
They don’t return texts or calls, and may even block you so they don’t have to have the break-up conversation. Zombie-ing— On the opposite side of the ghosting coin, zombies resurface again, often acting like nothing happened.But after one or even a few dates, they avoid making plans to meet again.Instead, they throw you “breadcrumbs” by liking your social media posts or sending you a friendly good morning text.I’ve been to pricey restaurants and downhome dives.Although none of these dates has resulted in a long-term relationship for one reason or another, I feel I have learned something about myself from each and every one of them.Stashing— Perhaps the latest dating term, stashing refers to what happens when you’re dating someone but they never introduce you to their family or friends, or post about you on social media.