You’re on the bench as the man or woman you may or may not be interested in is leading you on, all while seeing what other fish are swimming around in the sea.
CATFISH A catfish is someone who pretends to be someone else online.It’s a no-strings-attached relationship that only consists of relations of the sexual variety.It’s been around longer than online dating has, but we assume apps like Tinder make finding a FWB a much easier task.Psychology Today unsurprisingly warns that potential feelings may make the situation complicated and that labels can get in the way.GHOSTING There’s no bigger insult than being ignored.It's kinda like if ghosting and haunting had a baby.
And yes, it's inspired by Less dramatic than ghosting, but still annoying af.
She turned out to be a middle-aged woman with a husband and children.
DUCK-FACE The pursed-lips look that is featured in all too many selfies has actually been studied by scientists. Business Insider reports that a study at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, and cited on the British Psychological Society Research Digest, says that “neurotic people were more likely to use the duck face in their photos.” FRIENDS WITH BENEFITS Well, this is exactly what it sounds like.
Here’s a short-list of our some of the most popular words associated with online dating. ALGORITHM Google defines this as “a process or set of rules to be followed in calculations or other problem-solving operations, especially by a computer.” In terms of dating apps, each one has a different algorithm.
Memorize them now and you’ll be well equipped to swipe right to find your next bae. Tinder, for example, includes a feature where the app re-orders a user’s photos so that their “best” ones appear first, according to Fortune.
In other words, they are keeping you on their "bench" while they play out their other options.