There were always dumpings, there were always fights over the bill, and there were always moments where you got too drunk out of nervousness and ended up throwing up on your date or was that just me? Nowadays, however, we like to give things punchy names to soften the blows. Perhaps there is truth in the old adage that women love bad boys. Or at least just bad for them boys?
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There's a buzzy new dating term abound and true to form, it sucks just as much if not more than the OG term: ghosting. First coined by Metro UK 's Ellen Scott, "stashing" is when the person you're dating fails to introduce you to anyone in their lives, and basically hides you away from their friends and family. Scott says that by hiding all evidence of time spent together from their lives, stashers are able to play dumb about their commitment emotional or time-wise to the stashee and thus treat them poorly. Stashing isn't just limited to not meeting the parents either.
The term "seeing someone" can be quite baffling, not only to the friends and families of the people who are seeing each other, but also to the couple themselves. Many people struggle to determine exactly what the phrase means, while forgetting that the most important part of sharing your life with someone else is having open lines of communication. Those who feel uncomfortable asking their partner exactly what the status of their relationship is, or those family members or friends who are curious as to their loved one's relationship status, can use some general rules to define the term "seeing someone. People like to use the term "seeing someone" when their romance is budding.