This is cushioning, aka the act of keeping the seat warm in case they want to use it somewhere down the line.
The way that breadcrumbing is different from benching is that the former is crueler because the victim doesn’t know if you’re just being a little flaky or if you’re just not that interested.
You’re seeing someone for months, then, one day, they just vanish into thin air.
You’re left anxiously waiting to hear from them, getting a jolt of hope anytime the phone buzzes, only to realize it’s a text from Seamless to tell you your eating-your-feelings order is being prepared.
) Yes, for people of a certain age, having conversations about modern romance can feel a bit like wading through the semantic dark; it’s as if the kids are speaking a different language. Then weeks go by and you realize that whatever you had is over.
“He’s such an You meet someone, you go on a date, you have a great time. Then, one day, you send them a text and don’t get a response. It’s bad enough that people do this after dates; what’s even more appalling is that I know people that this has happened to in relationships.