"Today, most dating initiates online, and for the first few days or even weeks prior to the first date, you are just talking through text," says Sanam Hafeez, neuropsychologist and teaching faculty at Columbia University.
"This creates a detachment and a culture in which we feel no responsibility for someone else's confusion at being ghosted or breadcrumbed." And that's just it: If you're on the receiving end of this behavior, it's incredibly confusing.
When our egos are bruised, it's too easy to see a passing "like" or even someone checking our Instagram Story as evidence that our narrative together isn't necessarily over, that maybe they really enough. Assigning labels to these behaviors brings rational thought back into focus by reminding us exactly how widespread they are and that, most likely, your ex is not the exception to the rule.finally published a detailed report on what’s actually going on between them. "They both are very busy with their careers, but have always been in touch."Simmons has been lucky enough to be "keeping her attention," the source added."They try not to put stress or pressure on the relationship, but Kendall isn't actively seeing anyone else right now." (Too bad for her fashion week hickey buddy Anwar Hadid.)But despite her dating Simmons exclusively, she does not consider him to be her boyfriend—more because of distance and their careers right now than anything else.There's also haunting, benching, and the slow fade, along with at least half a dozen more lowbrow-brilliant colloquialisms that sum up just about every niche dating experience you've ever encountered (and then some).My personal favorite—in terminology, in practice—is Draking: posting moody lyrics and "cryptic" inspirational quotes in lieu of directly addressing a tough break.