Dating in the modern age is complicated, to say the least. So complex, in fact, that there’s an entire vocabulary dedicated to our collective experiences when it comes to sex and love, from gaslighting to breadcrumbing.
One relationship type currently having a moment is the situationship. According to Tinder’s 2022 year in review, many people now consider a situationship to be a valid relationship status. This dating term isn’t new — it’s been in circulation since May 2017, when it was coined by Carina Hsieh, who wrote about it(Opens in a new window) for Cosmopolitan