Benching. Breadcrumbing. Ghosting.
You may not have heard these words before, but if you’re single and dating in today’s world, chances are you know what I’m talking about.
If you’ve been a victim of one of these dirty dating practices, you have my sympathies. If you’ve ever knowingly committed one of these offenses, you’re on my sh*t list. And if you’re still in the dark about what I’m talking about, you’re either happily married or living under a rock.
If you want to keep someone in the game, but don’t exactly want them to suit up and play, then “Benching” is for you.
This is a great dating strategy for selfish wimps who want to keep their options open and their players in rotation. Benchers love to keep people guessing. They’re neither straightforward nor direct, and they never tell you where you stand because they never move forward with the relationship.
Instead, they string you along by sending mixed signals, throwing you a bone every once in a while, and texting you just enough to keep your hopes up.