Fun

10 Dating Slang Terms You Need to Know

Page 2 of 3

See also: 10 Benefits of Breaking Up

10. Bae

Yeah, we started you off with a softball. If you don't know what "bae" means by the end of 2014, you're probably in for a learning experience with the rest of this list. Simply put, "bae" is a pet name for your significant other. It's a shorter version of "babe," if you hadn't figured that out yet. It can also be used to describe someone you think would be a good significant other, even if you've never met them. Most people don't realize this, but it's also the Danish word for feces. Kind of fitting, when you think about it.

9. Cuffing Season

So, it turns out there's not much scientific evidence behind "Cuffing Season," but we find it hard to argue against it based on our own experiences. During the spring and summer, people want to go out and have flings with random people or take extravagant vacations with their friends. Then late fall rolls around and two things happen: Starbucks starts rolling out the red cups, and people start getting into relationships. "Cuffing Season" is that period of time between Halloween and Valentine's Day when everyone seems to be in a relationship, particularly if you're single. Maybe it's because the cold makes people want to cuddle on the couch, or maybe it's the holiday spirit that brings romance around. The bottom line is, an awful lot of those couples are going to be on their own sucking face with strangers at pool parties six months later.

8. Jelly

When it's not being used as a delicious complement to peanut butter, "jelly" is a slightly obnoxious way of saying "jealous." It's way more fun to send a photo of a single size packet of jelly to an envious friend/romantic interest than we'd like to admit, but we don't recommend using "jelly" in a serious situation. We've never tried it, but it seems like the type of word that could escalate an argument extremely quickly. Don't say we didn't warn you.

KEEP PHOENIX NEW TIMES FREE... Since we started Phoenix New Times, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Phoenix, and we'd like to keep it that way. With local media under siege, it's more important than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" program, allowing us to keep offering readers access to our incisive coverage of local news, food and culture with no paywalls.
Josh Chesler
Contact: Josh Chesler