Ahh, isn’t it great that with each new year comes a new range of woeful dating trends to be aware of?
We love that we can add buzzwords to our vocabulary that describe the never-ending pitfalls of being a single person in the terrifyingly fickle age we live in.
We are having the BEST time.
Meet “prowling”, ghosting’s shadier younger brother, otherwise known as the term used to describe the way in which some romantic interests yo-yo in and out of your life just because they damn want to.
You know, you went on a few dates, you developed feelings you thought might be reciprocated, they vanished, then a few months later… magically reappeared under the guise of just wanting to know how you are, probably via a frustratingly familiar text?
Yes, *those* people are called prowlers, and they’re here to do nothing but waste your time and treat your feelings like fruit ninja – a game to play while on the toilet.
They’re frustratingly hot and cold, but they want to keep you warm, like a human bain-marie.
Because between serious partners, you’ll do.
It’s not that they don’t like you, it’s just that you’re not… the person they see themselves ending up with, so while they wait for that person, they occupy their time with someone whose company they mildly enjoy. You. Their warm food water bath.