Internet Dating Slang Terms You Need to Know in 2021

Your Comprehensive Guide to Essential Online Dating Terminology

Though we’re still meeting in bars and going to see movies together, dating today would be largely unrecognizable to people 10 years ago; changes in how we find our dates, how we treat them and how we describe ourselves to them have radically altered the dating landscape.

To many, modern dating can seem like a minefield of technical jargon; the phrase “My poly pansexual situationship ghosted me so I’m breadcrumbing this snack I had a half-night stand with last year, will you be my emergency call if he wants to Netflix chill?” will be clear as day to some and unintelligible to others.

AROMANTIC

Aromanticism is pretty rare, but it is real: A certain portion of the population does not experience the feelings of romantic love that seem to come naturally for so many of us. While that might seem like either a blessing or a curse, depending on your take on love, perhaps the most significant hurdle for aromantic people is simply feeling left out and misunderstood by a culture for whom dating, love and marriage are not only the norm, but the de facto expectation for all.

“I don’t know what’s wrong with me. I just can’t. fall in love.” “You’re not broken – maybe you’re just aromantic!”

ASEXUAL

Being asexual doesn’t specify whom you’re attracted to, unlike other terms on this list. It specifies you don’t experience sexual attraction. But this doesn’t mean you can’t have sex – only that you don’t feel the need in the same way. Dating an ace person? Continue reading “Internet Dating Slang Terms You Need to Know in 2021”