...By Lola Smith for TDPel Media.
According to relationship expert Emma Hathorn, a new dating trend has emerged called “delicate dumping,” which refers to the practice of slowly disengaging from a relationship in the hope that the other person will end things.
This technique is considered a cowardly approach to breaking up and involves gradually withdrawing from the relationship without having difficult conversations or resorting to ghosting.
Emma suggests that delicate dumping is similar to the “quiet quitting” phenomenon and involves remaining “committed” to the relationship while no longer investing the same level of energy or emotion into it.
Other Dating Trends
In addition to delicate dumping, Emma notes other dating trends that have emerged, including “spread-dating,” which is a seasonal trend in which people ditch their winter cuffing partners and go on multiple dates to increase their chances of landing an elite, well-established, and attractive partner.
Emma also highlights how many people have a “glow-up” in the spring and summer, which involves reviving, rebranding, and “sexing up” their online profiles in an attempt to attract potential partners.
This process involves refreshing profile photos, rewriting bios, and increasing one’s wit when it comes to replies in an effort to elicit sexual attention, appreciation of one’s attractiveness, and spark curiosity.
While dating trends are constantly changing, it’s important to remember that honesty and clear communication are crucial in any relationship.
Delicate dumping is a passive-aggressive approach to ending a relationship that can cause more harm than good.
Instead, individuals should be open and honest about their feelings, whether they are positive or negative, to avoid unnecessary pain and confusion.
Similarly, while it’s natural to want to put your best foot forward and present yourself in the best light possible, it’s essential to remain true to yourself and not misrepresent who you are.
Ultimately, healthy relationships are built on trust, respect, and clear communication.