Quick - what's the one thing you look for in a potential partner? Is it bizarre inconsistency?
Well, good news! There's a whole new dating trend on the scene that will fit you just fine. You've heard of ghosting? Well now I give you 'Submarining'. It doesn't sound creepy or irritating, but hey, we just learned this word, so let's dive in.
So What Is Submarining?
Let's say you go on a date and your potential mate seems perfectly well-adjusted. Maybe even a few solid dates go by and you're relatively confident in your choices. A good time to raise one's hopes, perhaps?
More and more, frustrated daters are experiencing a whole new level of flakiness wherein the person they're interested in drops off the radar completely for weeks, or even months, only to re-emerge as if nothing has happened.
Classic submariner behavior entails said person coming back into your life fully expecting you to be fine with everything and ready to adjust your life to their reemergence.
Umm, yeah no.
The View decided to get their fans' reactions to this new awful dating trend:
Ahead in #HotTopics: What's your take on 'submarining' — when someone disappears from your life and reemerges, acti… https://t.co/7WaLanACru— The View (@The View)1506520527.0
And as you might expect, Twitter did not hold back:
@TheView I just ghosted someone for this exact thing. Only reemerges when he needs something. Always about him.— 🖇 Robyn Faintich (@🖇 Robyn Faintich)1506524042.0
Sounds like a solid strategy:
@TheView Hoping the past has been forgotten so pops up every few months or holidays. I act as if they didn't just p… https://t.co/qYFkiBFHRh— S. DeFazio (@S. DeFazio)1506521632.0
@TheView It suggests to me that the person either is flaky or has a serious lack of self-awareness.— Eichy of The Valley (@Eichy of The Valley)1506520870.0
Just stay under, kthx...
@TheView they can stay gone https://t.co/JYaW5v1VMn— WeAllNeedHelp (@WeAllNeedHelp)1506520747.0
If you encounter such a submariner, may we suggest a classic repartee?
@TheView https://t.co/plxeWgrov8— Danielle Carter (@Danielle Carter)1506520700.0
Anybody that treats you this way clearly sees you as disposable and cares little for your feelings while feeding their own insecurities.
Your time is valuable, and your emotions infinitely more so. Don't let anyone try to manipulate you like this. Tyra wouldn't stand for it, neither should you.
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