“I honestly use these terms at least once a day,” said Shim, who has been on dating apps Tinder and Bumble in the past, but deleted them and vows to only date people she meets IRL (in real life).While it may seem like these terms are all describing new things — and many of them are — creating lexicon for dating is something each generation does, depending on the cultural practices at the time.

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One dating foul is R-bombing, which involves reading a message without replying.

It's considered rude since it leaves the other person unsure how their romantic overtures might have been received.

Hair is removed from anywhere outside of a modest panty line - so around the tops of thighs and any hair above your knickers.

Similarly to the above, the full bikini wax is still nice 'n' natural, but with a little more of a neaten up around the top and sides of your pubes.

THIRST TRAP: Sharing a provocative photo of yourself on social media to get attention.

CATFISHING: creating a fake persona on social media, often Facebook, to dupe someone into having an online relationship with them.

As for whether these terms will stick around, Tagliamonte say’s there’s almost no chance.“These are things that are constantly being renewed, depending on the nature of the dating practice,” she said, adding the terms also vary across regions and not just generations.

Snogging, for example, is a word used in Britain which means kissing.

The style is most commonly paired with a Brazilian wax, but you can also opt for a mini triangle when going French. Some clever shaping of the pubic triangle, et voila!