If you are single and dating or looking to date, you are probably aware that there’s a new dating trend just about every week. If you can’t keep up with them all, we don’t blame you. As if dating wasn’t exhausting in itself, now there are terms cropping up left, right, and center that you’ve gotta be aware of as well.
Now with dating apps like Tinder and Bumble, face-to-face interaction is usually several steps away. If you have any of these apps, you’re probably aware of some of these dating tactics: “Ghosting” is when you suddenly cut contact with someone without any explanation, “breadcrumbing” is when you reach out to someone once in a while just enough to keep their interest, “cushioning” is when you flirt with several people just in case your current relationship fails, you have something (or someone) to fall back on.
Sadly, we have a new dating trend for you to stockpile in your repertoire of facts you don’t want to know. Still, it’s tough out there so the more informed you are the better you’ll fare. The new trend is called “pie hunting”, which sucks because it’s a terrible trend named after a beautiful thing. The term originates from the slang expression “pied off”, which means “to be ditched, dumped, or abandoned, similar to getting a pie in the face.”
Though it sounds a lot like ghosting, it’s far from it. Pie hunting involves purposely seeking out a single person who has gone through some terrible relationships in the past (i.e. has had their heart broken, been cheated on, etc.) The idea is that people who have been treated poorly in the past are vulnerable and easier to take advantage of. Gross, right?
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