Now that social media and dating apps have been trending, dating can be get confusing. It's easier to meet new romantic dates, as well as disappear from your lives, pop back in again, and generally confuse the hell out of you. Why did they send you that trending meme with no comment? Now that they've Instagrammed a photo with you, are you two "official"? They haven't texted since the third date. Does that mean they've moved on?
To help you identify and avoid them, here are the most popular dating lingo defined. Siguro naman after mong mabasa ito hindi kana mag papaloko ano iha?
Ghosting occurs when someone you’re dating suddenly stops sending messages, hindi ka na lang niya kinausap, giving no signs at all that they’re no longer interested. It’s usually a result of them being too afraid to tell you they don’t want to take things any further. Ghosting, yung mala Bea Alonzo, yung hindi ka na lng niya kinausap! hala ate, Bea na yun ha. Ganda babae, kaya ingat!
2. CATCH AND RELEASE
When someone gives all their effort into asking you and 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. kumbaga eh, select select sino unang kumagat talo! aray ko iha!
When you keep flirting with a few “cushions” (other aura!) just in case your current relationship implodes and you need someone to soften the fall—fast. Ito yung takot na takot mawalan ng aw aw! ano na ate? yung iba single tapos ikaw tatlo tatlo, hala tunay ka ngang anak ng diyos mami.
Breadcrumbing is when someone continues to give little clues that they might be into you, pero hindi talaga iho. the person you’ve been talking to gives you enough attention to keep your asa high onto the hope that something might happen eventually, but not enough that they’re actually invested in you. The worst kind of human, leaving you breadcrumbs to keep you coming back. Siopao kaba teh? Binola bola ka na tapos Asado ka pa! iha move on.
Are you a thing? Are you not? What is happening? Mixed signals are the worst. tinalo pa signal ng globe teh!
Benching is when someone keeps a potential partner on the romantic back burner. Isa kang BANKO PERLAS! They don't make serious moves to deepen the connection, but they don't extinguish the hope of a future relationship, either. It's like when an athlete is benched during a game: They're not actually playing but they might get put in later if the coach needs them.
If the people on the bench have no idea that you’re seeing other people – that’s where the situation gets messy. They’re just chilling there thinking that you’re all just waiting for the right time and on track, but actually they’re a fallback. Maaa tigilan mo to!
On the surface, your relationship might seem perfect: You go out all the time, they text you consistently, and you're spending almost every weekend at their apartment. Cuddle pa kayo diba teh? There's just one problem: You haven't met a single one of their friends or family members, and, come to think of it, they haven't posted any photos of the two of you on social media. CONGRATS, they just might be stashing you — in other words, they're keeping you separate from the rest of their life, possibly in order to date other people at the same time.
The attempt to come back into an ex’s life after successfully ghosting out of the relationship months prior. The most common method is sending a Wave, or Poking hahaha syet poke back ka teh! This person from your past was out of your life, and now they want back in. (They're coming back from the dead, get it?) kaya zombie, ayieehhh brainy
Goodness knows there are stacks of people just waiting for you to fall madly in love with them, kaya iwan mo na yang mga taong toxic! and find someone who will treat you like the deserving, powerful creature that you are. You deserve someone who actually give a fuck about you! Ganda ka kaya! <3 Laban mami
LOUIE DENVER Im An IT Professional working as a Quality Assurance Engineer, aside from that i also co-own an online apparel brand and on my free time im an Online Influencer / Blogger that loves sharing all my Aspirations in life in Fashion, Fitness and Lifestyle!