hand dipping into bowl of human figures and picking up a single figure of a black man. text included: snack (noun), 1. a deliciously hot person, 2. you

Most of you will encounter similar patterns of behavior as a currently single person. There’s ghosting, of course. And the standard obnoxious phubbing, kittenfishing, and breadcrumbing. But hopefully you won’t experience the disgusting behaviors of roaching, stealthing, or firedooring. Oh, we lost you?

Right. Not everyone knows all the latest lingo in the dating world. Well, let us have the pleasure of enlightening you!

There’s enough to be concerned about while dating -- you don’t want to also be worried about what term to use when. Whether you’re texting your date from last night, catching your friend up on that hottie you started seeing, or just wanting to know what the heck is going on in your life, knowing the latest terms can be very helpful. It can prevent confusion or embarrassment, impress people with your knowledge, establish solidarity with others, and remind you that you’re not alone.

For example, you might be wondering:

  • What is that called when someone keeps popping in occasionally to go out but isn’t consistent?
  • What does “GGG” mean on a dating profile?
  • What’s the difference between pansexual and demisexual?
  • Is there a name for the dating season we’re in?

At DateSpot, we’ve compiled The Dating Dictionary, a guide with the latest terms in the dating space. This is a complete list that your well-intentioned but out-of-touch mother just doesn’t know and your highschool health class definitely didn’t cover. 

Enjoy this fun read, and share the header image (and dictionary link) with a “snack”. May the Dating Dictionary inspire your "BDE" to help you find your partner!

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