If you’re in the dating world today, there’s a glossary of terms to describe what could be happening with your S.O (or potential). So here’s a guide to all the dating slang you need to know in 2018.
- Caspering - It’s a form of ghosting, but it’s the friendlier kind. It’s when the person hasn’t asked you out again, but usually replies nicely to your texts.
- Catch and Release - When someone has been pursuing you and when they finally “catch” you and you agree to a date, they lose interest and move on to a new target.
- Cushioning - This is when you keep flirting with a few “cushions” - a.k.a. your other prospects on standby in case your current relationship doesn’t work out and you need someone to cushion the fall.
- Daterview - A date that doesn’t give you butterflies so much as makes you feel like you should’ve brought your résumé because of all the questions about school, work, and your family. SEE THE REST OF THE LIST HERE