All the Latest Dating Terms Explained

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Have you been in a conversation lately where half of the terms used sounded like a language you don’t speak? Keeping up with the latest dating and relationship vocabulary is a real struggle these days. However, you know how we always like to keep you up-to-date, so AnastasiaDate is here to clarify things.

Finally Learn All Those Dating Terms And Their Meanings

The dating scene changes faster than Kylie Jenner changes hairstyles, and so new terms emerge almost as fast as you learn the old ones. So, there’s no time to waste, let’s have a look at the latest dating and relationship vocabulary around.

EUM/EUWThese 3 letters are short for “Emotionally Unavailable Man/ Woman”, so if a person describes themselves as such, it basically means that they may be dating somebody else already, be married/ recently separated / almost divorced, or even in a long-distance relationship.

A relationship with a person who describes him/herself as “emotionally unavailable” is one where emotions are not part of the deal. So, if you are looking for a very casual, sexual relationship with no strings attached or any emotional attachment, this is the kind of person for you. Otherwise, you’d do well to run a mile.

Gaslighting – Coming from an old US thriller, this psychological term describes the worst kind of emotional abuse: the one where a partner manipulates the other into doubting their own perception of reality. It leads to one of the most toxic kinds of relationships, as the victim is slowly weakened into submission and complete dependence on the gaslighter.

PhubbingA combination of the words “phone” and “snubbing”, Phubbing is that familiar moment when you’re trying to make a conversation with someone and feel like you’re talking to a wall, as they’re too absorbed in their mobile phone, checking out their social media accounts.

Professors James Roberts and Meredith David, from Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business, recently released a study that showed that smartphone use increasingly makes people unhappy in their relationships as it becomes a source of conflict in the couple when one of the two is in the habit of phubbing.

Breezing – After many years of trying to play it cool, now comes Breezing, the exact opposite dating approach. People in the habit of Breezing appear too cool to care about keeping up appearances. They will reply to your texts/ messenger messages quickly rather than wait, thus proving that they don’t care enough to play games.

Hope we’re helped you feel more “in-the-know” with these latest words about dating and relationships. At least until next time, when AnastasiaDate returns with newly-coined ones.Until then, you can read our previous articles on dating here.