New words – 16 February 2015


right-swipe verb to move your finger to the right on a screen to show your approval for someone on the Tinder website

How efficient is the ‘right-swipe everyone’ strategy for dudes on Tinder?

[ 05 September 2014]

Jimmy Fallon wants you to swipe right for Britney Spears.

[ 10 October 2014]

Tinderella syndrome noun the inability to form romantic relationships other than through online dating sites

In a phenomenon now affectionately referred to as the Tinderella syndrome, psychologists claim we’re damaging our love lives and ability to flirt by spending too much time communicating on screen.

[ 29 August 2014]

PUA abbreviation pick-up artist; a person, usually a man, who coaches people, usually men, in the art of chatting up women

Strauss achieved this by joining a sub-culture of pick-up artists (PUAs), namely men who think of themselves as experts in attracting women. I was rapt. If he could do it, why not me? A couple of months later, disgusted by the manipulative tactics outlined, I threw the book in the bin. If only it had stayed there.

[ 25 July 2014]

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