If you're still trying to get your head around the never-ending catalogue of dating terms millennials are using for being messed around by love interests ('breadcrumbing', 'ghosting' and 'benching' to name a few), then sorry: now there's another one.
'Zombieing' is the new depressing word to enter your dating lexicon. You've probably experienced it without realising it had a vaguely Hallowe'en related name.
At first it appears you're being ghosted by someone who vanished from your inbox with no trace.
You pick up the pieces and move on from this villainous scoundrel and no sooner have you been chatting to "Claire, 27, likes Zumba and Cabernet Sauvignon" than the missing person reappears. AHA!
The zombie in question refers to the rising of a presumed dead body.
Speaking to the Washington Post, New York dating coach Francesca Hogi advises: "If you are thinking of someone you lost contact with or might have ghosted, you should reach out to that person if you have any regret or curiosity but acknowledge the passage of time and your responsibility for it."
"Just do it respectfully and like a grownup."
And enough with the names already guys, what's next? Baubling? Gazeboing?
From: Esquire UK