Ghosting, Benching, 3-Dotting And Other Modern Dating Terms Explained

Modern day dating terms seem to be growing by the day. From ghosting, to benching, to three-dotting... it's like you need a dictionary to understand what people are doing to you, and why!  Eye Opener has you covered.

We sat down with professional matchmaker and relationship expert Jennifer Styers to go over the latest terms.

 

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MODERN DAY DATING DICTIONARY

Ghosting
(v) Ending a relationship with someone suddenly without explanation or communication.

Back-Burn/Bench
(v) The act of "stringing along" a romantic interest you want to keep as an option, but don't want to date currently

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On the hook
(adj) The condition of being held for later by someone who you've previously dated

Drop off
(v) To cease all communication with a romantic interest (includes deleting social media ties)

Haunting
(v) To "ghost" a romantic interest, but occassionally make mild social media contact

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Three-Dotting
(v) When you see the three dots when texting, then they disappear and come back over and over again

Cuffing Season
(n) When people get in relationships for the Winter months, then break up in Spring.