Dating lingo 101: Here’s what you need to know about love in 2022 – East Coast Radio

Sometimes it can be hard to keep up with all the latest trends, especially when it comes to new lingo.

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And it always seems like the older you get the harder it is to keep up.

Luckily, we’re here to fill you in and keep you up to date on what’s hip and happening in the world.


In the last few years, we’ve all been introduced to various new terms in the world of dating like catfishing, ghosting and much more.

But they are all so 2020 and as we head into the new year, here’s what you need to know about the latest in dating terminology.

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Don’t worry, this does not involve actual kittens and fishing equipment.

In fact, kittenfishing is actually just catfishing lite.

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According to, kittenfishing is “the act of making oneself appear more desirable in online dating apps, especially through the use of old or edited photos and inflated profile descriptions.”

In the case of catfishing, a person will pretend to be someone completely different instead by assuming a fake identity.

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Hinge, a popular dating app, conducted a survey and found that 38% of men and 24% of women reported being kittensfished, but that 2% of men and 1% of women report having kittenfished. This would suggest that most people aren’t really aware that they are guilty of kittenfishing.


This is kind of a throwback but it’s making a comeback in 2022. It is also the shadiest trend we’ve seen so far.

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Urban dictionary describes it as: “A dating technique where along with your main piece you also have several ‘cushions’, other people you’ll chat and flirt with to cushion the potential blow of your main break-up and not leave you alone.”


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