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.
— emily (@fwemilyrenee) November 1, 2016
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
Which is worse: Breadcrumbing or ghosting? Breadcrumbing, according to Twitter. Because at least you know they aren't interested.
girl: hey have you heard of breadcrumbing?
me: what is it?
me: hey what's breadcrumbing?
— Ken Cheng (@supermarkliu) January 25, 2017
Dating has never been so confusing.