Spice Up Your Dating Life with Tinder’s Dating Dictionary!


Swarnali Datta

“We’re only getting older, baby

And I’ve been thinking about it lately

Does it ever drive you crazy

Just how fast the night changes?”

The dynamism of time that everyone’s favorite boy band One Direction has entailed years ago, is a bit more relevant in these years. While the cliched emotion of love has been constant, it got rejuvenated with the brush of ‘modern dating’.

But what does this new notion of ‘dating’ mean? Wikipedia states it a “stage of romantic relationships in which two individuals engage in an activity together, most often with the intention of evaluating each other’s suitability as a partner in a future intimate relationship”.

Umm, for the old school lovers here, the concept of modern dating might seem a bit tricky. It’s true; the GenZ lingo of dating is indeed scary! But don’t worry as Tinder has recently come up with its Dating Dictionary to help Gen Z singles adults navigate their way in the wild and ever-changing world of dating. From “Cushioning” to “Rizz,” the dictionary comprises all the necessary terminologies that you need to know before you leap into the dating pool.

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The new lingo is here!

Analyzing 18 to 25 year old, it is seen that near about 62 percent of singles in this age group feel that they have a different dating lingo than the older singles; this thereby creates the need for a dating dictionary. Tinder has thus launched its handy dating guide.

Many of the terms listed were mentioned in the December article, Tinder Year In Swipe 2022.

The “dating dictionary” can be useful for everyone, even people who are in committed relationships and are not dating, according to Sydney sex and relationship expert Georgia Grace.

Calling it a “fascinating” read, she remarked – “Although the basics of dating haven’t really changed, the majority of Gen Z’s feel that they speak a very different language than their parents and grandparents when it comes to dating.”

She further added- “While it’s not too much of a concern – because typically people are dating within their generation – the dictionary will make it easier to have dating conversations across different generations…Predominantly it’s the young singles who are coining these new phrases and terms to loosely define their relationship status and they’re going viral on social media and being shared among their friend groups.”

She continued that the use of technology has accelerated the rate of ongoing linguistic change. “It evolves at such a rapid pace that even I have to ask someone from my team to translate a new dating term sometimes – and it’s my job to stay on top of relationship trends.”

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The all new additions

“Cushioning” is one of the words that Tinder has highlighted. In essence, it entails maintaining a number of fallback relationships to lessen the blow in the event that the primary one ends badly. Another term is “situationship,” which refers to the awkward in-between state when two people are dating but not quite a couple.

Tread carefully with this one as it can be difficult to determine where each party stands and the level of commitment they desire. The term “dateview”, on the other hand, is also used to describe a date, which is more akin to an interview.

2023 would also see the emergence of some new terms; for instance, “kitten fishing” and “rizz”. “Kitten fishing” is the practice of enhancing or changing key facets of your life in order to appear more appealing to potential partners on dating apps. Yet, it differs from catfishing, which involves completely posing as someone else.

Consider it a compliment if someone calls you “rizz” as it signifies they find you alluring and gorgeous, and simply irresistible! Therefore, allow them to refer to you as “rizz” if they so like, but keep in mind that this name is typically used in jest and shouldn’t be taken too seriously.

Surely, the terminologies are way too quirky!

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Summing it up

Now that Tinder’s Dating Dictionary is accessible to everyone, Gen Z singles may surely feel secure knowing there is a helpful resource for understanding their particular language! This guide will assist you in the contemporary dating scene regardless of your level of experience with online dating.

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