From Ghosting to Glamboozling, new dating trends have been popping up annually for years now. In December last year, Plenty of Fish predicted 8 new dating terms for singles to look out for in the year ahead. Today, we put The Debs to the test and made them decipher what some of these dating trends actually mean.
White Clawing (/hwahyt-klaw-ing/): The act of staying with someone who you find basic and boring only because you find them attractive. Over a quarter of singles (27%) admit to having done this; 42% say they know someone who has done this.
Cause-Playing (/kawz-play-ing/): When a casual relationship fizzles out, only to have one person later circle back with a favor to ask (usually about supporting a good cause). Here are some common cause-play moves to look out for: “Will you come to my band’s show?” “Will you support my friend’s half-marathon.” “Hey I’ve just started a Kickstarter campaign, check it out.” 61% of singles have had someone break up with them and eventually circle back to ask them for a favor.