’ (and it’s really a cleavage shot), that’s a thirst trap.When a guy posts a photo of himself at the gym, and captions it ‘gym life #workhardplayhard’ (and he’s working out shirtless, for some reason), that’s a thirst trap.
So you fave three of their tweets in row, you send them cute dog vids, you leave a heart-eyes emoji on their latest Instagram selfie. The bold might try sliding right into someone’s DMs.A few days later they’re following you on Instagram. Haunting is when a ‘ghost’ from your dating past floats around your online life without ever crossing over into actual contact.It’s confusing as hell, so you’re being haunted, who you gonna call? The close cousin to haunting, zombieing also involves the return of a relationship you thought was dead.We’ve made a glossary of some of 2017’s most popular dating slang.If you want to know your cuffing from your cushioning, start right here: A dating slang term that’s gone legit (it’s even in the dictionary! But, in case you’re lucky enough to have never been ghosted, here’s the lowdown: ghosting is when someone you’re dating cuts off all contact with no explanation. Note, ghosting is when this cut-off happened super abruptly – if they instead withdrew piece by piece you experienced the slow-fade. Then, late one night, you see they’ve watched your Snapchat story.Here's every dating trend you may not know about yet, and the terms you need to start using to survive 2018: When someone puts all their effort into pursuing you until they “catch” you.But as soon as you finally agree to a date, they lose interest in favor of a new target.One of the biggest dating terms for 2017, cushioning takes benching and somehow makes it worse.That’s because cushioning (or ‘layby’) is benching done by those in serious relationships.Are you merely a supportive friend or are you about to make a move? This is truly the direct approach: on Twitter and Instagram, DM stands for direct message and sliding into someone’s DMs means you can flirt privately, away from the public audience that can see an @ message.Be wary though – doing this smoothly is a fine art and it’s all too easy to come off more like a creeper than like Casanova.