Tindstagramming: New York Magazine defines this trend as “the act of sneaking into someone’s Instagram DMs after failing to match with them on Tinder”. It is aimed at those who proposition members of the opposite sex on dating sites, but are rejected.
Pigging: You develop a connection with someone you met online, but who lives in another city or country. You then visit the place to meet him/her, only to be told that the entire thing was a “joke”. This cruel prank is called pigging.
Draking: The term is said to have originated from the singer Drake. It is often used to describe people who behave extremely emotionally, like plastering their timeline with literary quotes and sad songs after heartbreak.
Zombied: Dated someone for a while, but he/she disappeared for good, only to re-enter your life after a long time? You have just been ‘zombied’.
Gaslighting: It is a subtle form of emotional abuse. It is said to happen when your partner slowly tries to undermine your confidence for reasons best known to him.
Love bombed: Being so smothered with love and attention that you are now uncomfortable in the relationship? You are being ‘love bombed’.
Kittenfishing: This term is used in dating parlance when someone creates an online profile and exaggerates things—be it by using a photoshopped picture or by boasting of one’s achievements.
Benching: New York Magazine writer Jason Chen coined this term, which refers to the practice in which your date keeps you waiting in limbo.
Cushioning: It is said to happen if you flirt with multiple people simultaneously even when you are in a long-term relationship.
Breadcrumbing: Urban Dictionary defines this trend as “the act of sending out flirtatious, but non-committal text messages (ie "breadcrumbs") in order to lure a sexual partner without expending much effort”.