Top 5 Dating Terms Invented in the 2010s
It's the end of a decade, so it's a good time to look back on the last 10 years. Thinking back, we saw the birth of things like Tinder, the rise of Farmers Only, and some other select online dating services. With new technology comes a new vernacular. New York Post put together a full list of 2010s dating terms we saw come to fruition.
- Swiping Left and Right- Tinder, founded in 2012, taught us swiping left to say no and swiping right to say yes.
- Catfish- The documentary "Catfish" debuted in 2010, teaching us the word to use for people pretending to be someone else online.
- Ghosting- Ghosting is another word for when someone completely stops communicating with the person they're dating, and disappears (like a ghost)
- Sliding into Your DM's- The first entry for "Slide into DM's" on Urban Dictionary shows as 2014. Sliding is when someone randomly privately messages you, who's got some dating (or dating-esque) intentions
- Netflix and Chill- This term exploded in 2015 when we saw a rise of booty calls involving "Watching" Netflix.
Read the full list at New York Post