The 8 New Dating Trends You Need To Know Before The New Year: #5 Vulturing

In the age of social media, we are truly in a time where everyone knows everyone’s business and this is particularly true for those in relationships.

“I haven’t seen so and so post a couple photo in months… I wonder if they’re going to break-up soon, maybe this is our chance to finally get together!”

As human’s, we’re naturally curious, but if you’re particularly interested in the health of someone’s relationship because you’ve been waiting for a window to swoop in yourself, we no longer call that curiosity, we call it Vulturing, and it’s the next trend up on our list.

Vulturing (/vul-ture-ing/)

Becoming much more romantically interested in someone when you sense their relationship is about to break up, and swooping in to woo them

Sound petty? Well, 20% of surveyed singles admit to Vulturing someone, with 22-25 year-olds being the age group most likely to take part.

If your relationship has been on the rocks lately, or you can see it ending in the near future, look out! It’s Vulturing season, but we’ve got you covered.

5 Ways to Spot a Vulture:

  1. Someone who’s expressed romantic interest in you in the past suddenly reaches out to you out of the blue
  2. An ex messages you to ask “how your relationships’ doing”
  3. Your social media is receiving a whole lot more likes/comments than usual
  4. A friend who you don’t typically meet up with asks to hang out one on one
  5. Conversations with friends or acquaintances turn from casual to flirty very quickly

If you’re on the opposite side of things and have been thinking of Vulturing someone yourself, we strongly suggest you think again. If you’re interested in someone, let their relationship run its course! If you swoop in too early you risk catching them when their not ready for another relationship and you could end up being their rebound. Patience is key!

Carly Johannson

Posted by Carly Johannson

Carly is the Receptionist at PlentyOfFish. She's a certified English nerd with a passion for new adventures and a tendency to stop mid-sentence to point out dogs on the street. When's she's not enthralled by nature documentaries and/or whatever is on Food Network, you'll find her cooking extravagant meals and memorizing rap lyrics to perform badly at karaoke nights.

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