People Are Now ‘Micro-Cheating’ In Their Relationships, In Case You Didn’t Already Hate Dating Today

6. Cuffing Season:

Cuffing season describes the Fall/Winter seasons of the year when people usually want to stay in and cuddle with someone they’re dating. In modern-day dating, people are always worried that the person they are dating is only interested in being with them for “cuffing season,” but, come Spring/Summer, they’ll dump you to be back to their single, fun-loving, parting ways. It’s pretty annoying, immature and stupid – if you want to be single, just be single. Relationships aren’t “seasonal” or temporary.

7. Textlationship:

Textlationships happen mostly with the emergence of dating apps like Tinder and Bumble. This describes a relationship that happens only via your phone, Facebook or a dating app. You’re only talking to this person via technology and you two have never met/hung out in real life. It’s pretty much like the days where you’d go into chat rooms on AOL and talk to strangers. Not. A. Relationship.

8. Tindstagramming:

Tindstagramming has everything to do with social media apps and dating apps combined. This is a “stage five clinger” warning from people you’re just not interested in. When using Tinder, a person who’s into you may message you if you match, but, after you decide you’re not into it, you break off the conversation. Here’s where Tindstagramming comes into play – the person slides into your Instagram comments or DM’s to try and get your attention again. Not cool, and borderline creepy. Stalkers.

9. DTR:

DTR stands for “define the relationship.” After you’ve been dating someone for a while and things are going well, it’s normal for one party to want to define whatever relationship you two have. This is the point where couples either happen or flat out don’t. Sometimes, people are ready to DTR, while others are not. It’s a conflicting time if the latter is true. Defining the relationship should happen pretty naturally and without force – who the f*ck wants to be with someone because you forced them to be with you? Nah, sis. I’m good.

10. Benching:

Benching happens after you’ve been dating someone for a while and want to DTR, but, one person is unsure of what they want. If you’re into someone and they have uncertainties, you may get “benched” like an athlete on a sports team. The person doesn’t break things off with you but leaves you on the bench to explore other options or “figure out” what they want entirely. Most of the time, you end up looking like a hot, sweaty mess like NBA players on the bench. Move on.