Benching is another term for leading someone on, but there is a bit more intention involved in it than in breadcrumbing.
Benching is when someone keeps a potential partner on the romantic back burner.
Haunting behaviors are often on the passive side (for example, liking your photo instead of commenting on it) so that you end up thinking about the person but still haven't been invited to respond in any way. Imagine finally feeling like you're over your ex..seeing that they've liked an Instagram photo of you and the new person you're dating. It's a combination of thoughts virtually guaranteed to throw you off.
Congratulations, they just might be stashing you — in other words, they're keeping you separate from the rest of their life, possibly in order to date other people at the same time. This is submarining, or peacing out and then popping back up like a submarine resurfacing from underwater.
As Bela Gandhi, founder of date coaching company Smart Dating Academy, explained to Today, breadcrumbing is "leading somebody on with no intention of following through," often to get attention.
This behavior can manifest in a variety of ways: a random text just to "check in" here, a flirty 2 a.m. But the breadcrumbs don't lead to actual plans, making this a really frustrating — and potentially heartbreaking — dating behavior.
Welcome to phubbing, a combination of the words "phone" and "snubbing." If your date would rather check their Twitter mentions than listen to what you have to say at dinner, you know exactly what this is.
Given that many of us are glued to our phones on a daily basis — the average American spends a whopping five hours on mobile devices a day, according to analytics firm Flurry — it's no surprise that this obnoxious dating trend is on the rise. Keep your phone in your pocket (or purse) during date night.
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