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Constant texting but no in-person communication. A breadcrumber will tempt you 24/7 but never make plans.

The autumn dating lingo you need to know about

Many of you may not know that we have now officially entered cuffing season in the dating world: the time of year where the singletons clamour to pair up with each other.

Why is this? Well, it’s simple. The time between October and February is predictably cold, meaning that lonely people are naturally looking for a partner to cosy up with. Of course, a lot of us are perfectly happy watching rubbish Netflix films by ourselves, thank you very much.

If you’re looking to get heavily into the dating market, there are a lot of new terms that have cropped up in the past few months.

Do you know what zombieing is? Didn’t think so. What about benching? No clue.

Here’s your ultimate dating guide to the 2017 autumn season.

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