Grande-ing, Scrooging and Banksying Are The New Dating Trends You Need To Know

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If you are a regular user of dating apps like Tinder, you’ll already know what a minefield online dating is.  In the search for a potential match, you find yourself swiping left and right for hours to bag a date, which never works out quite right.

Over the past couple of years, we’ve all become familiar with weird, wonderful and sometimes awful online dating trends like breadcrumbing, submariningmarleying and ghosting.

And by surveying 800 women, dating website Plenty Of Fish has found that even more dating trends are on the rise as we move into 2019.  These include Banksying, Instagrandstanding and Vulturing.

But what do they mean? Here is our breakdown of each term to keep your online dating vocabulary on point.



Inspired by pop princess Ariana Grande, ‘Grande-ing’ involves celebrating yourself and practicing gratefulness at the end of a relationship.  It’s about rejecting negativity and bitterness as you move on with your life.

As Ariana would say: “Thank u, next”


This involves curating your ‘gram feed so that you posts attract the attention of your crush.  Singletons will specifically post pictures with one person in mind.


Yes you guessed it. Scrooging involves ditching your partner before Christmas so you don’t have to buy them a present.

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Independent studies have found that the day you are most likely to get dumped on is 11thDecember so if you’re reading this and still dating, there’s a good chance you’ll make it to Christmas.


Inspired by how Banksy ruined the ‘Girl with Balloon’ painting by shredding it at auction.  Bankysing involves daters carefully planning their break ups a long time before they do it.

So cruel!


throning dating trend

Throning is dating someone just to boost your personal profile and reputation.  This could also be social media follows or insta likes.


Faced with eye watering rent and house prices. Many daters are now moving in with their other half, just to help their finances.  This is cohabi-dating.


We all know someone who falls big time and says they’re in love shortly after meeting someone but then suddenly changes their mind.  This dating trend is called a you-turn.



Like a vulture that circles around dead bodies, vulturing involves a person becoming increasingly interested in someone when their relationship is about to end.  And when it’s does, they swoop in and pick up the pieces.

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