Stashing – It occurs when the person you’re dating doesn’t introduce you to their friends or family, and doesn’t post about you on social media.
Ghosting – You could have been dating someone a few days, or a few months, but one day they simply disappear.
Zombie-ing – It’s usually a fair amount of time after they disappeared into thin air, and they often act like nothing happened, like a cocky re-animated corpse. An innocuous “hey” might appear to tempt you to reply.
Benching – 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.
Catch and release – When you finally agree to the date, they immediately lose interest and seek out their next target.
Breadcrumbing – When somebody seems to be pursuing you, but really they have no intention of being tied down to a relationship.
Cushioning – 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.
Catfishing – when a person lures someone into a relationship by pretending to be someone else in an online platform.
Kittenfishing – when you present yourself in an unrealistically positive way on your dating apps
Slow fade – They’re not particularly interested in taking things further, but instead of saying so they gradually start to cut ties.
Cuffing season – the period during the Autumn and Winter months where finding a boyfriend or girlfriend is suddenly a lot more appealing.