In serious cases, the person sending the suggestive texts may pop up every few months, only to flit back out of your life after.
For others, randomly liking Facebook or Instagram posts and photos may also trick social media users into believing there’s a chance of a relationship.
After spending years in the Urban Dictionary archives and being added to last year, the word now also has an official place in the Merriam-Webster dictionary.
If you thought ghosting and benching were rough, a brutal new dating trend is yet another obstacle that singletons have to contend with this year, but what is it?Known also as “Hansel and Gretelling”, it offers singletons the glimmer of hope they need to keep the conversation alive. told The New York Times: "These are connections, not conversations.The new term first swept the web in early 2017, sparking many daters to come forward and share their experiences. "They can have the paradoxical effect of making the person who receives them feel let down rather than gratified, but then, confused: Is one asking for too much?"You go on a few dates, and things seem to be going well.You think things are moving forward — and then you never hear from that person again.