It refers to when someone you've been seeing vanishes without a trace.
You could have been dating someone a few days, or a few months, but one day they simply disappear.
Before you have "the talk" with your new partner about whether you are in an exclusive relationship, you are at risk of being "benched." Like the sports term, where players are left on the bench as reserves, you might find yourself being someone's back-up option as they continue to look around.
They may come back to you if nobody better comes along, but that doesn't give one high hopes for the relationship, does it?
There are also different terms to use at certain times of year, such as "Marleying" or "Cuffing season." With so many modern dating concepts out there, it can be hard to keep up.
Here's a list of 14 of the most commonly used modern dating terms to help get you up to speed.
Why they don't just bite the bullet and initiate the break-up themselves is a mystery.
Instead of cutting loose, you prepare for the break-up by chatting and flirting with several other people, to cushion the blow when it happens.If you've been ghosted, the culprit may resurface one day. It's usually a fair amount of time after they disappeared into thin air, and they often act like nothing happened, like a cocky reanimated corpse.An innocuous "hey" might appear on Whats App, or something similar to tempt you to reply.It refers to instances when a person lures someone into a relationship by pretending to be someone else in an online platform.It has since become a hugely successful show on MTV, where people write in to ask hosts Nev and Max to track down people they are talking to online.According to Facebook, about 70% of us sidebar people sometimes.However, we're not that good at it yet because studies have shown that it is nearly impossible to focus on your phone and be aware of everything else that is going on around you.Sidebarring is something most of us will be guilty of.It refers to when we are with our partner, or on a date, and we keep looking at our phone.They try and figure out whether the person is being catfished.Catfishes often steal photos from strangers' profiles, and sometimes even create multiple personas to make their stories more believable. "Kittenfishing" is like a less severe form of catfishing.