R-bombing is the dating trend that has definitely happened to you
Another day, another dating trend.
It seems like everyday there's a new dating trend that we come across, so much so, it can be hard to keep up.
Well, the next one is a bit like ghosting... but not exactly.
Ghosting can be much harder, with the person you're interested in just totally ignoring you altogether. They might block you on all social media channels and delete you from their life in every possible way.
R-bombing is not as bad, but still extremely annoying all the same.
Basically, it's when you send a person a message, whether it's via WhatsApp, Instagram or Snapchat - and they just simply don't reply. What's worse is that you can see that they 'read' it... and they still ignore you.
Dating coach James Preece told the Independent UK: “This is incredibly common both by text and through social media.
“It's very similar to ghosting, only you have no doubts they have got your message. You'll be confused and wonder why they aren't responding. The truth is that the other person doesn't want to meet but doesn't want to hurt you by explicitly saying so.”
James said that the person who R-bombed you just simply not interested and to "focus on finding someone who treats you respectfully."