As we prepare to say goodbye to 2016, the time is upon us to round up the most used (and sometimes abused) dating terms that colored our lives and made texting that much easier over the past 365 days.
Without these little acronyms and slang terms, how could we have even dated this year?!
On the other end of the spectrum is the dater who practises the 'catch and release'.
This is a move favoured by those who enjoys the 'chase' part of a relationship, the first flirtations before any commitments are made.
Once the object of their desire has been 'caught', this commitment-phobe will then 'release' them without ever being pinned down.
Similar to the 'catch and release', 'breadcrumbing' is a dating approach taken by those with no intention of being tied down.
It usually starts with a question similar to, “Are you seeing other people?
” After this conversation, your relationship will take on one of the following states: over, open, or exclusive.
Some of this dating lingo can mean several different things, but we have listed here the most popular definition as it relates to online dating.
'Layby' refers to someone who is in a relationship but looking to get out.