Viewing New Toxic Dating Terms Through a Lens of Common Sense

I just read one of the more ridiculous articles of the day and couldn’t let it go.

Bev G 🧙‍♀️

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Unfortunately, it appeared in my usually sensible newsfeed. But it’s Sunday morning and I can’t resist a clickbait title, “From ‘bubble trapping’ to ‘depositing’: Relationship coach reveals the FIVE new dating terms you need to know about in 2021

Self-proclaimed ‘dating coach’, Louanne Ward, gives us a lesson in what to beware of in a new relationship with five new dating terms we need to know.

OK Five new terms! Let’s have them…

Having been round the romance block a few times (all right, many times), I see only new made up terms for behavior occurring since humans decided that dating is a civilized way to get to know each other. Look at Pride and Prejudice and The Diary of Bridget Jones, ffs. There are whole sub-genres of romantic fiction based on these examples of ‘toxicity’.

And who needs a dating coach anyway? Can’t people negotiate life without having a coach to tell them what to do? It’s not bloody tennis. Maybe she’s touting for business? Oh, Bev, how can you be so cynical? She just wants to help us during these terrible times.

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Bev G 🧙‍♀️

Mama of three grown children and six dogs. Generally a bit weird. Lives in Wales, UK.