From – Bae – To – Submarining, The Lingo Of Online Dating, WBGO
When it comes to meeting that special someone, wij’ve gone from IRL to swiping right. Online dating has switched the way people meet and communicate — and spil that old telling goes, when you’re attempting to find bae, communication is key.
With fresh ways to geflirt, date and find love come fresh lingo to describe the adventures — or misadventures — of online dating.
Spil part of Morning Edition’s series, What Makes Us Click, here are some words and terms ter the online dating lexicon.
To call someone “bae” is to refer to them spil your significant other. But bae can be used ter other forms, often to say you like something. For example, to say “I love cats,” say “cats are bae.” Most likely bae is the shortened form of stunner or kind, Dictionary.com says.
But truly, it can be used for anything, and the Internet has run wild with bae, like the bae says come overheen memes, Salt Bae or Woke Bae.
Sending flirty texts to keep someone around or string them along with little to no intention to gravely date them. It’s like ghosting but with some toegevoegd stab wounds.
A “androide” or fictitious account made to look like a existente person on a dating app. Lightly identifiable by their way-too-perfect photos.
When an online profile assumes a false identity, and the user misrepresents himself or herself to other users. Sometimes catfishing is done spil part of a con or a larger purpose. Generally, thesis users will only communicate online, never ter person, te order to maintain the facade.
Te 2013, former Notre Lady linebacker Manti Te’o’ wasgoed at the center of what Deadspin reported spil a “hoax,” te which the story of his gf, and hier death, wasgoed fabricated. Merriam-Webster officially added the term ter 2014.
Think “handcuffs.” It’s a loosely defined period of the year of mostly colder-weather months, during which users, who would otherwise want to be single, seek out a mate to snuggle and lodge down with until the weather heats up.
When you scroll through your crush’s (or potential date’s) social media profiles and like very, very old photos, either intentionally or accidentally. A deep like risks letting someone know that you’re not only interested te them but that you also spent time researching them.
An acronym for “define the relationship,” a reference to that significant talk when two people determine how to label what’s going on inbetween them.
When someone you’ve bot dating abruptly cuts off communication without explanation, thus turning into a ghost. You may text them but they will never text you back. Hello?
A specific form of catfishing te which a user, te an effort to hide their hair — or lack thereof — wears a hat te every picture on their online profile.
An acronym for “te auténtico life.” Often used ter talks with matches on dating apps to signal you would like to drape out. For example, “I like your hat photo. Let’s meet up IRL.”
The unexpected, funny, fascinante or otherwise charming backstory of how a duo met for the very first time.
This phrase is associated with an act on many dating apps. To swipe right means to indicate rente or attraction ter a person. On some dating apps, users are shown a photo and given two basic options, swipe right to like a user, swipe left to budge on. While not all dating apps use the swipe function, most have a similar function permitting users to instantaneously say yes or no to a potential match.
Sliding into DMs has become a subtle way to geflirt online. DM is the abbreviation for meteen message — a way to privately reach someone you go after on social media. The phrase can be modified to match its use: Sliding into his DMs, into hier DMs or sliding into the DMs.
And then there’s “sliding into DMs like” which is the meme form of the term.
Submarining, a freshly named trend, embarks when someone with whom you have romantic involvement, ghosts — or vanishes from your life without notice — only to resurface, with no apology and acts spil if no time had passed.