‘Submarining’ Is The Newest (And Worst) Dating Trend People Are Talking About

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When it comes to the world of dating, we’ve heard some crazy but all too real terms to describe the dumb things people do in relationships— one of the most recent being “ghosting,” which is when you’re “talking” to someone (i.e. low-key dating) and then, out of seemingly nowhere, the person falls off the face of the earth and you don’t hear from them again. A.K.A., the person doesn’t have, excuse my french, the balls to tell you they’re not interested anymore, so they just vanish.

But now a new phrase is being tossed around, and it’s arguably even worse than ghosting.

“Submarining” is when someone you used to talk to comes back out of the blue and sends you a message trying to reconnect. More specifically, it’s a person who formerly “ghosted” you and is now coming back months or even years later. A.K.A., the worst.

So basically, you go from being “ghosted” to being “submarined.” It’s a confusing time we live in, folks.


Naturally, people are having a hard time keeping up with the terminology, but after hearing about “submarining,” lots of people are attesting that it’s very real.

Colleen Matthews
Raised in Fayetteville, Arkansas, Colleen grew up cheering on the Razorbacks, fishing with her dad, learning about southern hospitality from her mom, and enjoying the best of The Ozarks. When she's not writing, she's likely spoiling her black lab, playing pranks on her husband, chasing around her nieces and nephews, or rearranging her house.

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