I was surprised and a bit disappointed to discover that I was unfamiliar with the latest dating lexicon. In a recent interview on Cityline, celebrity matchmaker Carmelia Ray shared the following buzzwords and dating trends of 2021:
Going on a dinner date with someone purely for the free food. (a.k.a. sneak eating)
Hovering on the edges of a dying relationship waiting to swoop in and claim him/her as yours.
Act of going full tilt into a relationship, getting super into it, and then quickly realizing that it’s not for you.
Dating like a CEO: not messing around with partners who aren’t serving you. Many singles are busy professionals who don’t have time to waste. Hardballers ask direct questions and set strong boundaries.
When asked if there is a right way to hardball, Carmelia suggests that singles date with intention. They can ask the important questions, but it shouldn’t feel like interviewing. Questions should be peppered into the organic conversation. Watch your tone!
Spending more time getting to know a potential partner and working to create a deep connection before taking things to the next level.
This is how many people have been dating since the pandemic. They are more cautious and spending more time in meaningful conversation. Dating apps are seeing an increase in messaging, video dating, and longer time spent talking to each other.
New Dawn Daters
These are the people who broke up with their long-term partners during the pandemic. They are eager to start over and excited about what’s next for them.
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