Online dating dictionary

On this occasion, a guy, let’s call him Andy, was cancelling on me for the fourth time. Sure, I was getting the picture, but he would have saved us both a lot of time if he had just been straight with me.

" I don’t know how many times I’ve stared at my battered i Phone 4 screen with complete bemusement after receiving a text like this.

On the other hand, the nature of texting and messaging has given women the opportunity to call out these creeps in awesome ways, as , which posts screenshots of spurned men who go from zero to nasty when rejected over text.

The dating world has brought us plenty of unfortunate trends in 2014, but the existence of the phrase "feminist Tinder-creep-busting Web vigilante" in a so-called dating dictionary gives us hope. Perhaps it's out of sheer awe for the rarity of it — that a swipe right on an app meant for hookups actually resulted in a formal, in-person date.

Thanks to the compulsive dating app, "swiping right" is now synonymous with expressing romantic interest, while all others are dismissed with a "swipe left." Some people swipe right Humans have been lusting for the attention and affections of the opposite sex for years, but this year that lust got a name: "thirst." Shortly thereafter, we got "thirst follow," when you follow someone on Twitter, Instagram or another social media site simply because of their looks.

In short, defensive dating refers to playing games instead of doing what experts always tell us we should do in relationships: Be honest and discuss problems upfront.

Which means we defensively date all the time.: "Why is it so hard for a guy to dtr like you're either interested or you're not." (We've all been there, girl.) This isn't an abbreviation you'll hear often IRL, but it sums up a problem that plagues many.

How many times have you frantically parsed the meaning of "hang out" versus "get together"?

Or, when have you debated the nuanced distinction between "babe" and "bae"?

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