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BREADCRUMBING (Dating Term)

What Does BREADCRUMBING Mean in a Text?

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BREADCRUMBING means "Sending Messages in Order to Lead Someone On, but with No Intent of a Serious Relationship."

In modern relationships, BREADCRUMBING is a phenomena to watch out for. A BREADCRUMBER is a person who intermittently sends you messages or likes your social media posts, but only in order to keep you interested. In fact, they actually have no interest in a serious relationship.

The term BREADCRUMBING seems to come from an incorrect understanding of the story of Hansel and Gretel. In the story, the hapless children leave a trail of BREADCRUMBS to help them find their way home. According to the interpretation which apparently inspired this definition of BREADCRUMBING, it was the wicked witch who left the trail of BREADCRUMBS, to lure the children to her lair.

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When I write BREADCRUMBING, I mean this:

meaning of BREADCRUMBING

"Sending Messages in Order to Lead Someone On, but with No Intent of a Serious Relationship"

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Definition for BREADCRUMBING

BREADCRUMBING means "Sending Messages in Order to Lead Someone On, but with No Intent of a Serious Relationship." This is the most common meaning for BREADCRUMBING on online dating sites, such as Craigslist, Tinder, Zoosk and Match.com, as well as in texts and on chat forums.
BREADCRUMBING
Definition:Sending Messages in Order to Lead Someone On, but with No Intent of a Serious Relationship
Type:Slang Word (Jargon)
Guessability:guessability level 4

4: Difficult to guess

Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

Example of BREADCRUMBING Used in a Text

BREADCRUMBING
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