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New Age Dating Terms You Need To Master

If there is anything that is trending in the dating game nowadays, it is how millennials have coined a term for every stage and aspect of going out. There are so many new age dating terms now that it can be hard to catch up.

New Age Dating Terms You Have Never Known Before

In order not to miss out, here are some updated new age dating terms for you. You may or may not apply them, but well, it pays to be informed:


The term Draking is inspired by the Canadian rapper. It refers to people who are wallowing in their sorrows because of their love interest who did not return the feelings or just basically dumped them. Meanwhile, the people who do that are called ‘Drakers’.


Sometimes, it’s hard to accept that you are still single while your friends have changed boyfriends and girlfriends several times already. And, it’s worse if your friends are already making fun of you. If you get tired of being the butt of jokes during every meeting, you resort to fauxbaeing. It is inventing an imaginary girlfriend or a boyfriend on social media, making people believe that you are not zero in love.

Kitten Fishing

Well, it is a modified version of catfishing, where one puts up highly manipulated profile photos in order to deceive others. There is a difference with just wanting to look good and really having the intention to deceive.

Slow Fading

This may be considered as the gentler and kinder version of Ghosting. Just like the video effect, you slowly reduce contact with the one you’re dating. You do this by making plans to go out less often, which leads to gradually ignoring calls and texts. Your relationship then just slowly fades.

Thirst Trap

Social media has added so many technical aspects to dating. For instance, the thirst trap is purely for ego purposes. One posts a provocative picture or a pick me up line on social media so that they can get others to publicly say their attraction.

These new age dating terms are developed because of new situations. You don’t have to follow what they are doing because that is the trend. It is really nasty when you are intentionally hurting someone. And remember, what goes around comes around. For more dating trends and online dating tips, read other posts on the blog.