The year 2016 is weird, y’all: The Kardashians are American royalty, there’s going to be a selfie emoji and we’re ordering food from Facebook. And the dating world, of course, is no exception. Here, the new terms you need to know.
Definition: The act of showing affection or leading someone on and then completely cutting off communication without any explanation.
Example: “We had plans for Friday night and then he ghosted me all week—just wouldn’t respond to my texts or calls. Guess we’re over.”
2. Swipe Left/Right
Definition: Denying (left) or accepting (right) someone; based on dating apps.
Example: “Did you see that dude’s man bun? I’d def swipe right.”
Definition: The same thing as being ghosted, except the person may communicate that they are rejecting your advances.
Example: “The first date went well, but then he curved me and said he wasn’t ready to be in a relationship.”