The Dating Slang Terms You Need To Know

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Whether you're single or in a relationship, keeping up with dating slang can be hard. Viral words change constantly, and expressing yourself and your desires in relationships can be difficult enough as it is.
Sure, our parents and grandparents had to deal with dating slang, but these days, the terminology changes so rapidly (thanks, social media) that if you don't stay on top of it, you could think the person you're seeing is asking you to "dance the robot" when they text you about wanting to DTR. (Spoiler: In reality, they're actually trying to have a serious conversation about the future of your relationship.)
Here's a list of the latest viral dating slang to help you avoid miscommunication. Make sure to check back, as we'll be updating regularly with new terms as they arise.

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