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Here are the dating buzzwords you need to look out for in 2019

6th December 2018

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Whether you’re a dating pro or brand new to the game, there’s always something new that you need to be aware of so you don’t get your heart broken or become the heartbreaker in 2019.


Dating Trends expert Eugénie Legendre, from happn, has the scoop on the new dating trends of 2019 that you need to know about… buckle up.


So you and that one special someone ended things because “it’s not you, it’s me” ...or maybe you didn’t, and now you’re unsure whether it’s actually on or off.

Either way, you might have noticed that that person is still continuously liking all your photos - just so you know that they’re still around and (it would suggest) thinking about you. It’s likely to leave you wondering - are we, aren’t we?

This is the definition: if someone is not quite in your life and not quite entirely removed, then it is likely you’re being orbited.



The horrid trend of pocketing is on the rise, and you don’t want to be the one who's been stuffed in a pocket by someone you really thought a relationship was growing with.

So, what does it mean? Well, if you aren’t being introduced to his or her friends and family after months of spending time together, then it might be time to open your eyes - because you have been pocketed.

A pocket-er is only ever available when they want to hang out or whenever their schedules are clear of any public encounters where you might - shock, horror - meet people. Be wise, and make sure you’re always with someone who is excited to show off you as new arm candy.


Cookie Jarring

Sadly, nothing to do with a fluffy blue monster.

Picture this: you’ve been seeing someone for quite some time, but you want to have a little extra security just in case they drop out of your life. So you make the logical decision, and start getting friendlier with that hottie you spotted in your lecture last week so you have something to fall back on if it all goes wrong.

Fine, right? Wrong.

If you’re guilty of this then you’re cookie jarring, and you’re a bad person. Instead, give yourself time to get to know someone without the influence of anyone else and if things just don’t work out, then that’s okay – try to understand why. Learning from it could give you valuable insight into what you are looking for in the next potential candidate for your affection. Because remember: too many cookies are bad for you, but one is the perfect amount.



Finally, you’ve found yourself on that date that you’ve have been dreaming about - and it’s going well! Afterwards, you start to hang out more and really start to get to know each other.

But wait - all of a sudden they’ve gone?! You haven’t heard from them in days, or seen them in what feels like weeks. They’ve disappeared with no explanation, and you’ve been left confused about what went wrong.

Thankfully, your friends finally pull you off the couch, clean that chocolate ice cream off your face, and get you to enjoy a night out. But then it all goes full circle when that person you thought you finally didn’t care about anymore appears and acts as if nothing ever happened?!

This right here is what we call a prowler - toying around with your emotions, keen to hunt you down one minute but invisible the next. The prowler is always more hassle and hurt than they’re worth. Get out.


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