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714 3 18 3s15 6. Nowadays, there’s seemingly a new dating term for every nuanced form of behavior. The guy you were talking to on Tinder suddenly stops responding? Your kind-of boyfriend is being flaky? Or maybe you’re being breadcrumbed or cushioned—it’s hard to tell. Why are the niche terms proliferating? There’s an “ease and lack of rules around dating,” she says.