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.
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.