If you see someone on Twitter or Tumblr discussing “shipping,” don’t assume they’re talking about mailing a package.The term has taken on new life thanks to people, predominantly teens, using the word to discuss ideal relationships between fictional characters, celebrities, and even their own friends.Dating terminology has gotten a lot broader - and a lot weirder - since the advent of smartphones, social media and online dating.It seems like every other day there's another pithy metaphor, slang word or acronym to jot down or brush up on."Tuners are people who are actually romantically interested in you, but who are avoiding being upfront about it.These people want the relationship to progress, so are flirting via all kinds of means, but are vague and often frustrating.
The following terms and definitions come courtesy of Claire Certain, global head of trends at dating app happn.
"We all hope a bencher is really just a tuner, but be sure to tell the difference between under-confidence and indifference." Talking "When someone tells their friends they are “talking” to a girl or guy, it usually means they are dating them, but casually." FBO "To some, the pinnacle of online dating: FBO stands for Facebook Official.
This of course involves changing your Facebook relationship status to mirror your newly confirmed relationship." Netflix & Chill "If a partner asks you to ‘come over for Netflix & chill’ you can guarantee that the TV won’t be on for long!
"Ghosting can happen at any point in a relationship, and even between friends.
Usually ghosts are simply too afraid of confrontation to tell you they aren’t interested in taking things further." Textlationship "Some people manage to have an entire relationship without ever meeting, only exchanging messages.