Catfished-A fake identity someone may use online to abuse or troll you. A lighter version is when they turn up on a date looking nothing like their photos.
GDWL – Getting down with the lingo
‘Left on read’– You have seen they’ve read your message—the blue ticks are there—but there’s no ‘typing’, and you get no response.
Friendzoned – When someone who isn’t interested in anything romantic with you places you in the friend zone.
Ghosted – After dating or messaging with someone, they disappear on you out of nowhere (like a ghost).
Breadcrumbbing– When someone drip-feeds the odd message although they are 99% not interested in you, thereby misleading you.
Pop up– When a message pops up on your screen.
Spice/Peng – Someone who is very attractive – ‘she’s a spice’ or ‘he’s spicy’
Frenemy– A mixture between a friend and an enemy.Keep at arm’s length!
Bye boy– A reply that means ‘leave me alone’,‘the answer is NO!!!’
Sharking – When an older guy gets with a younger girl; the male cougar.
LNL – Late-night link (a hookup).
Chirps– When you flirt with someone, a friend may say ‘Are you trying to chirps them?’
A thing– When you’ve revealed you’re seeing someone, they become ‘a thing’.
A ting– Someone you aren’t necessarily dating but might have fun with.
A Cougar – An older woman seeking a relationship with a younger man.
Phubbing – Snubbing someone your talking to by looking at your mobile.
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