Dating and time to leave
When you finally agree to the date, they immediately lose interest and seek out their next target.
The culprit clearly gets something out of it, but for the victim it's just confusing and annoying.
It refers to when we are with our partner, or on a date, and we keep looking at our phone.
Before you have "the talk" with your new partner about whether you are in an exclusive relationship, you are at risk of being "benched." Like the sports term, where players are left on the bench as reserves, you might find yourself being someone's back-up option as they continue to look around.
They may come back to you if nobody better comes along, but that doesn't give one high hopes for the relationship, does it?
There are also different terms to use at certain times of year, such as "Marleying" or "Cuffing season." With so many modern dating concepts out there, it can be hard to keep up.
Here's a list of 14 of the most commonly used modern dating terms to help get you up to speed.
Basically, you're their secret boyfriend or girlfriend, while they feel justified in "stashing" you in the corner, pretending nothing is going on to the outside world, and keeping their options open.