Do you know the definition of these modern dating terms?

In the world of online dating, it’s amazing how quickly slang catches on.

Since the emergence of apps such as Tinder, Bumble and Hinge, we’ve seen new words and phrases go mainstream in a matter of months.

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But while we all now know that ‘ghosting’ means abruptly ending contact with a person, and that ‘breadcrumbing’ is leading someone on by throwing them meagre scraps of attention, there are new expressions popping up all the time.

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Dating app happn has compiled nine terms that it predicts will soon become common parlance – so how many of them can you define? It’s time to test your terminology knowledge.


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Written by Katie Wright

Fashion and beauty editor at the Press Association.