First we had to deal with ghosting: when your love interest stops responding to you in any way, vanishing off the face of the digital universe.
And now we have a new awful digital dating habit and it's wearing thin. It's called breadcrumbing.
It's the annoying situation where a potential special friend keeps the online conversation going sporadically without actually wanting to go on a date but never disappearing of the radar completely.
Like Hansel and Gretel, they leave behind a trail of breadcrumbs in the form of flirtatious messages. They may be talking to many people online, just for the buzz. But they never want to meet in real life.
— Mashable (@mashable) January 25, 2017
please stop breadcrumbing me pic.twitter.com/V4YEGN7WSr— Begüm Özbek (@begumozbk) January 10, 2017
Which is worse: Breadcrumbing or ghosting? Breadcrumbing, according to Twitter. Because at least you know they aren't interested.
@gitts yeah! Just enough attention to keep hope alive? Ghosting is still better. It's like you died...— iDaywa (@iDaywa) November 20, 2016
God I hate breadcrumbing. Just fucking talk already!— Hannah Paine (@yinandgin) January 3, 2017
girl: hey have you heard of breadcrumbing?— Ken Cheng (@supermarkliu) January 25, 2017
me: what is it?
me: hey what's breadcrumbing?
Dating has never been so confusing.Suggest a correction