Let’s take a trip down memory lane to the first season of The Mindy Project (don’t worry if you haven’t seen it; I’ll explain the details).
After the main character, Mindy Lahiri, felt like she had finally found a guy who ticked all her boxes (handsome, respectful, successful), he dropped a little bombshell.
“We’re not exclusive, are we?”
To which Mindy looked something like:
Needless to say, Mindy eventually dumped this guy Josh after his other girlfriend crashed one of her parties.
Way back in 2012, we didn’t have a word to describe the people like Josh.
They were just… well… you can guess what we called these guys.
However, many years later, AskMen has coined a term for the Joshes of the world: roaches. Much like the cockroach, actually.
Don’t be fooled and think that a roach is just any person who isn’t 100% monogamous after the first date.
No, no, no.
Want more dating lingo? Perhaps you’ve been ‘stashed’…(Post continues after audio.)