New words – 10 July 2023

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infla-dating noun [U]
UK /ˈɪn.fləˌdeɪ.tɪŋ/ US /ˈɪn.fləˌdeɪ.t̬ɪŋ/
going out with someone you have a romantic relationship with to do things that are not very expensive

As you can guess by its name, infla-dating is a trend where people are going on cheaper dates. This trend works for people who are in a long-term relationship as well as singles on a first date. Because with everything as expensive as it is right now, it’s not financially practical to have a date at fancy restaurants anymore.
[, 16 April 2023]

wokefishing noun [U]
UK /ˈwəʊk.fɪʃ.ɪŋ/ US /ˈwoʊk.fɪʃ.ɪŋ/
pretending to care more than you actually do about social problems such as racism and inequality in order to attract someone you want to have a romantic relationship with

So, what’s “wokefishing?” Don’t fall prey to this sneaky dating trend. Wokefishing is like the love child of being “woke” and “catfishing,” and it’s as deceptive as it sounds. Wokefishing is all about pretending to be socially conscious to attract potential partners. These modern-day chameleons will say anything to make you think they’re as progressive as can be.
[, 17 May 2023]

untyping noun [U]
choosing to start a romantic relationship with someone who isn’t the type of person you normally find attractive

To hell with consistency: “untyping” has hit the dating scene to shake things up, perhaps for the better. Rather than succumb to dating burnout, singles are thinking outside the box and parting ways with the norms in a partner they once considered to be dealbreakers.
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7 thoughts on “New words – 10 July 2023

  1. Mia

    So wonderful to come across your definitions of words.
    So happy this just popped up in my phone as I was about to do something memorable for my husband, but as I continue, I will look forward to reading more of your enjoyable definitions..
    Your definitions to me are definitely an eye opener of the truths of real meanings that I never imagined…
    So thank you for your descriptions of word choices.

  2. Okay – I admit it!


    [if INFRADATING is not already a word – it is going beneath the surface or seeing the invisible in the person you like or you love or you’re connected with].

    Mia: I am sure your husband will remember these words with great affective force and affiliation.

  3. Terry Dale

    Sorry folks, you’re all vogue on the outside and vague on the inside. Try learning to use existing English words before conflating your mis-speech.

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