Dating trends. Geeze, it’s getting to the point that we can’t even keep track anymore!
We’re currently in drafting season in preparation for cuffing season (when people look for someone to boo up with, just in time for the winter cold). Breadcrumbing (when someone gives you just enough attention to keep you around without them ever really making a commitment) annoys us to no end. Have you heard of Tindstagramming before? It’s when someone can’t get you to connect with them in Tinder, so they basically stalk you on Instagram. (Eww.) Oh, there is one we do adore. It’s called “Trumping”. It’s when people lie and say they are Trump-supporter, just to get folks to leave them alone. (HIL-AR-OUS!)
But the one that gets under our skin more than just about any of the others (at least of the ones we currently know about) is submarining. It’s when someone actually dates you for a period, goes ghost (disappears) and then randomly shows back up, without explanation, acting like nothing ever happened.
It might sound like something you wouldn’t ever get down with at first. But look at it this way. If you went out with a guy a few times, things were going well, you didn’t hear from him for several weeks and then he hits you with a text about going to the movies, he just took you down under—he just “submarined” you!
How do you avoid being a victim of this super-wack dating trend?