It’s basically like they are “benching” you like a third-string basketball player, but they keep you around for their own needs and selfish reasons.
Slow Fade The slow fade — similar to ghosting — is when you gradually back away from the relationship.
(Shutterstock) But this is not the only reason why people have started to bench, time and convenience also plays a part.
“Youngsters don’t have time and patience for commitment that a normal relationship requires.
After ghosting, where your potential partner simply vanishes on you without informing you, benching is the new dating term which has caught people’s fancy.
Benching, a term which has been coined by the New York Magazine writer Jason Chen, occurs when you start dating someone and you realize that probably the person isn’t the one for you.
Definition: When the person you're seeing suddenly stops responding to any means of communication. Used in a sentence: "We went on three dates and then she ghosted me." Definition: Unlike ghosting, the slow fade is a more gradual way of cutting off communication with someone you're seeing.
But instead of moving on from the person you simply keep them as a backup option.
The idea behind benching is that if things don’t work out with option A then there is always an option B. “You get benched when the person strings you along by flirting with you and making false promises to meet, but they never commit to you or meet you.
SO, we’ve taken all the newest and latest dating slang terms that the kids are into these days… Hopefully this will help you guys when it comes to scoping out that special someone this year.
Dating has turned into one of the hardest tasks to endure, and it doesn’t help that there’s an entire vocabulary book that goes along with the process.