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2017-11-10 08:29:52 AM  
Some of the other terms millennials are using include "love bombing" which is going above and beyond to catch the one you want. "Oh, stalking 'em I guess," Marlyn added.

Yes. This is correct.
 
2017-11-10 09:59:46 AM  
What about a Cleveland Steamer?  Is that passe now?
 
2017-11-10 10:07:23 AM  
"Hershey Highway? I think Carl and I went that way once on our honeymoon"
 
2017-11-10 10:33:09 AM  

blatz514: What about a Cleveland Steamer?  Is that passe now?


There's a club on South Beach called the Clevelander. We used to call it The Steamer.

CSB
 
2017-11-10 10:52:13 AM  
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2017-11-10 10:52:57 AM  
"Friend with benefits" to them means friends with good insurance plans and strong 401k's....
 
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2017-11-10 10:53:35 AM  
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2017-11-10 10:55:31 AM  
I'm technically a Millennial, but I've been married for so long I didn't even realize there is dating slang. Heaven forbid I ever need to date again, but if I did I fear I would be completely lost.
 
2017-11-10 10:55:33 AM  
"Excuse me, sir. Seeing as how the V.P. is such a V.I.P., shouldn't we keep the P.C. on the Q.T.? 'Cause of the leaks to the V.C. he could end up M.I.A., and then we'd all be put out in K.P. "
 
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2017-11-10 10:59:10 AM  
FTA:

"When I was a junior in high school, I had to be home at 9 o'clock," Dell Segler told me. "I was late one time and mama was sitting on the front porch waiting for me. She came and jerked me out of the car cause I rode home..."

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2017-11-10 10:59:32 AM  

cgraves67: I'm technically a Millennial, but I've been married for so long I didn't even realize there is dating slang. Heaven forbid I ever need to date again, but if I did I fear I would be completely lost.


You and me both.
 
2017-11-10 11:00:01 AM  
Cuffing season? I'm glad there's a term for this now. Women seem desperate to have a SO around New Year's, and continuing on to Valentine's Day. After that, they go back to normal.
 
2017-11-10 11:00:18 AM  

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The Elder scrolls.
 
2017-11-10 11:01:32 AM  

blatz514: What about a Cleveland Steamer?  Is that passe now?


Article fails
They didn't explain blumpkin or the rusty trombone
 
2017-11-10 11:01:38 AM  
Sometimes Netflix and Chill just means relaxing while watching Netflix.
 
2017-11-10 11:01:55 AM  

cgraves67: I'm technically a Millennial, but I've been married for so long I didn't even realize there is dating slang. Heaven forbid I ever need to date again, but if I did I fear I would be completely lost.


Are you kidding? It seems so easy now, what with the tinders and Netflix and whatnots. In my day if you wanted to meet a girl, you had to go to a bar and get drunk enough that you could actually talk to them. And, worse, if you wanted to see her again you had to call her and make plans, none of this texting mumbo jumbo. I feel like I would be a total shark if I was in the dating scene today, ignoring the beer belly, baldness, and coke-bottle glasses, of course.
 
2017-11-10 11:02:50 AM  
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2017-11-10 11:05:35 AM  
A helpful guide

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2017-11-10 11:05:36 AM  
Some of the other terms millennials are using include "love bombing" which is going above and beyond to catch the one you want.

I'm assuming burning your name on her lawn is still a no no?
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2017-11-10 11:08:40 AM  

Shaggy_C: cgraves67: I'm technically a Millennial, but I've been married for so long I didn't even realize there is dating slang. Heaven forbid I ever need to date again, but if I did I fear I would be completely lost.

Are you kidding? It seems so easy now, what with the tinders and Netflix and whatnots. In my day if you wanted to meet a girl, you had to go to a bar and get drunk enough that you could actually talk to them. And, worse, if you wanted to see her again you had to call her and make plans, none of this texting mumbo jumbo. I feel like I would be a total shark if I was in the dating scene today, ignoring the beer belly, baldness, and coke-bottle glasses, of course.


I have a feeling your Tinder game would have to be extremely on-point (on fleek? are people saying on fleek now?) to have any kind of success. Like, you should take classes in graphic design or advertising or something in order to have your profile stand out.
 
2017-11-10 11:10:18 AM  

bingethinker: Cuffing season? I'm glad there's a term for this now. Women seem desperate to have a SO around New Year's, and continuing on to Valentine's Day. After that, they go back to normal.


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2017-11-10 11:10:49 AM  

bingethinker: Cuffing season? I'm glad there's a term for this now. Women seem desperate to have a SO around New Year's, and continuing on to Valentine's Day. After that, they go back to normal.


I was pretty sure that was going to be in the "finger cuffs" context. Cuddling? I think they fooled the reporter. I'm pretty sure that would mean finger cuffs. If you know what I mean. And I'm sure you do. Or not.
 
2017-11-10 11:10:57 AM  
Well it stands to reason.  New ways of connecting and dating means new ways of acting like an asshole.  So of course we're going to need new words.
 
2017-11-10 11:11:26 AM  
When I had to look up the term "ghosting" after hearing it on The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, that's when I knew I'd gotten old.
 
2017-11-10 11:14:51 AM  
Is the facepalm tag for the millennials that use stupid terms to describe everyday things that have been going on since the beginning of time?
 
2017-11-10 11:15:47 AM  

cgraves67: I have a feeling your Tinder game would have to be extremely on-point (on fleek? are people saying on fleek now?) to have any kind of success. Like, you should take classes in graphic design or advertising or something in order to have your profile stand out.


Nah, just need to have a picture that puts you in your absolute best light, preferably with a cute puppy while very obviously being on a yacht. That way you can say, "I'm rich, but I also have a soft side."
 
2017-11-10 11:20:40 AM  

dewihafta: When I had to look up the term "ghosting" after hearing it on The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, that's when I knew I'd gotten old.


I realized at some point that I never was young
 
2017-11-10 11:22:08 AM  

Shaggy_C: cgraves67: I have a feeling your Tinder game would have to be extremely on-point (on fleek? are people saying on fleek now?) to have any kind of success. Like, you should take classes in graphic design or advertising or something in order to have your profile stand out.

Nah, just need to have a picture that puts you in your absolute best light, preferably with a cute puppy while very obviously being on a yacht. That way you can say, "I'm rich, but I also have a soft side."


See? That's the kind of excellent ideas that people in advertising have. It sounds like you also need to have a professional photographer to produce and edit your pictures for maximum appeal. It's like when I had a photographer friend of ours take pictures of our house when I tried to sell it myself on Zillow.
 
2017-11-10 11:22:35 AM  
And here's another one for you, bread crumbing. That's where you lead a person on.

Back in my day , we called that "leading a person on".
 
2017-11-10 11:22:58 AM  
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2017-11-10 11:23:07 AM  
Cuffing season.  When I was a kid, I got cuffed a lot.  I don't recall there being a particular season for it.
 
2017-11-10 11:23:20 AM  

dewihafta: When I had to look up the term "ghosting" after hearing it on The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, that's when I knew I'd gotten old.


I first heard it on Pitch Black. It just meant killing someone.
 
2017-11-10 11:23:40 AM  
Article is absurd because millennials don't date.  They just find a gathering spot, pull out their phones, open Tinder and swipe until they get a match.  Then they find a quiet spot, drop their pants, screw (while still on their phones the entire time), pull their pants back up and never speak to each other again.  Once the ritual is complete they will then proceed to Facebook to whine about how they just can't seem to find true love anywhere.
 
2017-11-10 11:23:47 AM  

Shaggy_C: cgraves67: I'm technically a Millennial, but I've been married for so long I didn't even realize there is dating slang. Heaven forbid I ever need to date again, but if I did I fear I would be completely lost.

Are you kidding? It seems so easy now, what with the tinders and Netflix and whatnots. In my day if you wanted to meet a girl, you had to go to a bar and get drunk enough that you could actually talk to them. And, worse, if you wanted to see her again you had to call her and make plans, none of this texting mumbo jumbo. I feel like I would be a total shark if I was in the dating scene today, ignoring the beer belly, baldness, and coke-bottle glasses, of course.


Im single for the first time since I was 16 (35 now). Dating is awesome these days. It's so easy to meet people.
 
2017-11-10 11:24:15 AM  

Summoner101: Sometimes Netflix and Chill just means relaxing while watching Netflix.


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2017-11-10 11:26:42 AM  
I love how they can laugh about the inherent threat of violence when they were dating.
 
2017-11-10 11:27:31 AM  
I know how they feel.  I recently tried to start a daily discussion group to discuss finding local sources for British Broadcasting Corporation programming while sitting on the swings  on my front porch, but apparently there was some kind of communication issue, because the African-American gentlemen that showed up had a completely different iidea of what we meant by "Swingers Looking for BBC".
 
2017-11-10 11:36:25 AM  

SumoJeb: Shaggy_C: cgraves67: I'm technically a Millennial, but I've been married for so long I didn't even realize there is dating slang. Heaven forbid I ever need to date again, but if I did I fear I would be completely lost.

Are you kidding? It seems so easy now, what with the tinders and Netflix and whatnots. In my day if you wanted to meet a girl, you had to go to a bar and get drunk enough that you could actually talk to them. And, worse, if you wanted to see her again you had to call her and make plans, none of this texting mumbo jumbo. I feel like I would be a total shark if I was in the dating scene today, ignoring the beer belly, baldness, and coke-bottle glasses, of course.

Im single for the first time since I was 16 (35 now). Dating is awesome these days. It's so easy to meet people.


Seriously.  I got back in the game at the start of last year after 20+ years, having just missed the start of internet dating.  In twelve months I dated 18 interesting, educated, professionally accomplished women (i.e. nice, worthwhile dates) and got engaged to #19.

It used to be just impossible to meet someone you actually liked, and now the internet gives us a huge range, if you know how to use it and have just a little game.  I don't understand why anyone has trouble these days.
 
2017-11-10 11:40:35 AM  
Serious question for the Millennials in the thread:

I know my kids enjoy watching YouTube videogame players (DanTDM, PopularMMOs).  My own personal theory is that they don't have commercial interruptions, yet, and that's a big draw, but I digress.  The question is, do you like to watch videogame players, or is this just a generation after you thing?
 
2017-11-10 11:41:24 AM  
By the way the old farts talk you'd think slang and euphemisms didn't exist before the Millennials came along
 
2017-11-10 11:43:43 AM  

tdyak: Serious question for the Millennials in the thread:

I know my kids enjoy watching YouTube videogame players (DanTDM, PopularMMOs).  My own personal theory is that they don't have commercial interruptions, yet, and that's a big draw, but I digress.  The question is, do you like to watch videogame players, or is this just a generation after you thing?


I'm a 35 year old Millennial. I've watched video games on Twitch, but mostly as a way to preview a potential purchase rather than for entertainment and pleasure.
 
2017-11-10 11:44:56 AM  
Does "Nice shoes.  Wanna fark?" still work?
 
2017-11-10 11:46:21 AM  
"Ghosting" is dating slang? I thought it was for when you had a friend WAY too involved in a MOBA.
 
2017-11-10 11:46:28 AM  

El Pachuco: SumoJeb: Shaggy_C: cgraves67: I'm technically a Millennial, but I've been married for so long I didn't even realize there is dating slang. Heaven forbid I ever need to date again, but if I did I fear I would be completely lost.

Are you kidding? It seems so easy now, what with the tinders and Netflix and whatnots. In my day if you wanted to meet a girl, you had to go to a bar and get drunk enough that you could actually talk to them. And, worse, if you wanted to see her again you had to call her and make plans, none of this texting mumbo jumbo. I feel like I would be a total shark if I was in the dating scene today, ignoring the beer belly, baldness, and coke-bottle glasses, of course.

Im single for the first time since I was 16 (35 now). Dating is awesome these days. It's so easy to meet people.

Seriously.  I got back in the game at the start of last year after 20+ years, having just missed the start of internet dating.  In twelve months I dated 18 interesting, educated, professionally accomplished women (i.e. nice, worthwhile dates) and got engaged to #19.

It used to be just impossible to meet someone you actually liked, and now the internet gives us a huge range, if you know how to use it and have just a little game.  I don't understand why anyone has trouble these days.


And if you don't have ridiculous expectations...most of my friends who just can't find anyone are picky af. Meanwhile, my only requirement is that whoever I date not be an alcoholic moron with zero ambition.
 
2017-11-10 11:47:30 AM  

NephilimNexus: Article is absurd because millennials don't date.  They just find a gathering spot, pull out their phones, open Tinder and swipe until they get a match.  Then they find a quiet spot, drop their pants, screw (while still on their phones the entire time), pull their pants back up and never speak to each other again.  Once the ritual is complete they will then proceed to Facebook to whine about how they just can't seem to find true love anywhere.


How are there so many experts on millennials and how much they suck? I'm a Gen Xer and don't even know any millennials. I guess I work with some but they all seem ok. I don't get the hate. Direct your hate towards the Boomers.
 
2017-11-10 11:54:52 AM  

Kegluneq: cgraves67: I'm technically a Millennial, but I've been married for so long I didn't even realize there is dating slang. Heaven forbid I ever need to date again, but if I did I fear I would be completely lost.

You and me both.


You are both right. I've been single so long I am lost.
 
2017-11-10 11:55:55 AM  
El Pachuco:
It used to be just impossible to meet someone you actually liked, and now the internet gives us a huge range, if you know how to use it and have just a little game.  I don't understand why anyone has trouble these days.

I don't think there's a lot of trouble meeting people. If anything, it's the opposite. Choice paralysis and fear of missing something better has people afraid of committing. It also seems to disproportionately favor men and men have become something akin to gatekeepers to relationships now. It has in some ways flipped the old script on its ear. I actually kind of feel sorry for that age cohort. Their 'never marrieds' are going to be the largest in history when their generation dies out. Some of that is just due to the declining social value of marriage, but a lot of it is tied up with stable employment and the rise of hookup culture. It is what it is I guess. If it doesn't bum them out, it doesn't really impact me. I have 12 years of marriage under my belt and it suits me. I love my wife and wouldn't want to be without her. There's no rule that says that that has to apply to everyone though.
 
2017-11-10 11:59:15 AM  

tdyak: Serious question for the Millennials in the thread:

I know my kids enjoy watching YouTube videogame players (DanTDM, PopularMMOs).  My own personal theory is that they don't have commercial interruptions, yet, and that's a big draw, but I digress.  The question is, do you like to watch videogame players, or is this just a generation after you thing?


I got into it a couple years ago when i found a youtube channel by Robbaz (swedish accent, comedic mispronunciation of english words, dark and perveted sense of humor). Another one I like is videogamedunkey.
It feels like a lazier, readers digest approach to gaming. They're usually cut so that there's a lot more interesting or funny moments happening in a much shorter time frame so it more appeals to short attention spans. I've gotten a little too old and too busy to play video games anymore so I guess I get my fix this way in a lotnless time.

So yeah I like it, but I'm not proud of it. Perhaps it's an equivalent to watching trash TV.
 
2017-11-10 12:06:31 PM  

El Pachuco: SumoJeb: Shaggy_C: cgraves67: I'm technically a Millennial, but I've been married for so long I didn't even realize there is dating slang. Heaven forbid I ever need to date again, but if I did I fear I would be completely lost.

Are you kidding? It seems so easy now, what with the tinders and Netflix and whatnots. In my day if you wanted to meet a girl, you had to go to a bar and get drunk enough that you could actually talk to them. And, worse, if you wanted to see her again you had to call her and make plans, none of this texting mumbo jumbo. I feel like I would be a total shark if I was in the dating scene today, ignoring the beer belly, baldness, and coke-bottle glasses, of course.

Im single for the first time since I was 16 (35 now). Dating is awesome these days. It's so easy to meet people.

Seriously.  I got back in the game at the start of last year after 20+ years, having just missed the start of internet dating.  In twelve months I dated 18 interesting, educated, professionally accomplished women (i.e. nice, worthwhile dates) and got engaged to #19.

It used to be just impossible to meet someone you actually liked, and now the internet gives us a huge range, if you know how to use it and have just a little game.  I don't understand why anyone has trouble these days.


Me being ugly sure doesn't help.
 
2017-11-10 12:08:05 PM  
Here's a tip; if she invites you to a munch, don't assume that she meant brunch.
 
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