Are You Being Breadcrumbed? Signs Of The New Dating Term You Need To Know

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Remember the golden days when love meant falling for someone and riding off into the sunset and living happily ever after? Sadly, that’s not the case anymore. Anyone who has been on the dating scene in recent times can attest to the fact that modern day dating is no easy feat. Between being ghosted and breadcrumbed, finding your prince charming is almost like finding a unicorn! Speaking of breadcrumbing, if you’re active on the ‘gram, there are high chances that you’ve come across the term, but do you know what it means? Probably not, which is why we decided to share more about the latest phenomenon in modern dating. Check it out:

What Is Breadcrumbing?
Breadcrumbing is a behaviour in which one partner gives the other just enough attention and energy that provides some of the elements of being in a romantic relationship and makes the other person want more. A breadcrumber will keep you interested, even when they have no real plans of taking things forward. They are quite consistent with their affection and just when you decide that you’ve had enough, they reel you back in with OTT gestures and it’s the same cycle again. Here are some warning signs to look out for:

Their Actions Don’t Match Their Words
It’s common for a breadcrumber to promise you the world with no intention of doing anything about it. They’ll say everything you want them to, but you’ll find that their actions will never match their words. In such cases, it’s best to take a step back to evaluate the situation.

You Never Know Where You Stand With Them
In an equal and healthy relationship, both partners know where they stand and where the relationship is headed. However, in such a situation, you’ll never be too sure about your equation as breadcrumbers are sporadic, inconsistent and unpredictable in their expression of interest in you.

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Hot And Cold Behaviour
One of the biggest telltales of a breadcrumber is their behaviour. One day, they’re reading poetry to you, and the other, they behave like they don’t know you. Watch out!

They’ll Never Commit
What’s the point of labelling our relationship? Do you think I would leave you and go? Familiar with these questions? A breadcrumber will never try to define the relationship, and at the same time, they’ll make you guilty of worrying about it. They’ll mention things like love and marriage as a possibility, yet never actually work towards it or make a commitment.

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They Don’t Share Too Much About Their Personal Lives
Breadcrumbers might share small things about their lives to pull you in and make you feel special, but they never dig deep or open up as much as you do. That’s because they intentionally keep you at arm’s length to avoid getting close and developing feelings.

If you find yourself being breadcrumbed, run, in the opposite direction, as fast as you can! No point in wasting your time waiting for someone to realise what they never might, right?

Also Read: Relationship Goals That Every Couple Should Strive For

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