Gone are the days when ghosting was all you had to worry about when it came to your love life — from whiteclawing to zombieing, it seems like there’s an endless influx of new terms to be aware of. Amongst the latest in 2020 dating trends is “fleabagging” – and whether you know it or not, it’s probably something you’re guilty of. So, what is fleabagging?
In short, fleabagging refers to dating people who are all wrong for you. How relatable is that? We’ve all got that one friend who keeps falling for the same “type” and seems trapped in a neverending cycle of dating disasters – and let’s be real, we’ve all been that friend at some point. After all, you learn from your mistakes in order to figure out who’s “right” for you.
What distinguishes fleabagging from so many other dating trends, like orbiting, breadcrumbing, vulturing, and scrooging, is that it’s something you do to yourself, rather than something that you’re a victim of. The good news? That means you actually have the power to do something about it.