Top 20 Dating Terms you need to know now

from the Date/able Team

From the classics to Date/able originals, we got you covered:

Fluffer

The unfortunate person who prepares people for actual relationships, but doesn’t end up in a relationship him/herself.

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Daterview

A date that feels more like a job interview.

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Uber radius

Determining someone’s desirability based on the distance between where he/she lives and where you live.

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Platonic

Another way of saying someone is “basic”

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Text black hole

Entering into a never ending texting conversation with someone you meet online and never actually meeting them in real life.

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Sunday Test

Determining someone’s compatibility based on whether you would enjoy spending a Sunday with them doing absolutely nothing.

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Recycling

Going back to an ex.

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Sober first kiss

The coveted first kiss where both people are completely sober.

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Magic hour

Roughly half hour before last call is that last minute scramble to find some lovin’ for the night.

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Tater tot

Young piece of ass who’s not good for you but you crave

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Benching

When you don’t really want to date someone seriously but want to keep them “on the bench” for those lonely nights. This is done by consistently infrequent communication.

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Ghosting

When you suddenly disappear from someone you’ve been on a few dates with by not responding in hopes that they will get the hint.

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Slow Fade/fizzling

When you gradually slow down communication with someone you’ve been seeing eventually ending in not talking to them again.

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Eskimo brothers

When two guys, who have been with the same girl, are on good terms with each other (and possibly friends).

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Pogo sisters

The female version of “eskimo brothers”. When two women have slept with the same man and remain on good terms.

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DTR

Define the relationship. When two people put a label on what their situation is.

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DTF

Down to fuck. Often asked as a question on hookup sites like Tinder.

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FBO

An acronym for “Facebook official.” This is when you change your relationship status on Facebook to “in a relationship” with the person you are seeing.

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Catfishing

When you meet your online date who appears completely different IRL (in real life) than they do in their profile.

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Textlationship

When you’re dating someone but seem text them more often than actually face time.

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