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New ‘Pocketing’ Dating Trend:  You Refuse to Engage with your Partner on Social Media


There’s a new dating term to learn– “Pocketing.”

It’s when a new partner is actively avoiding acknowledging your existence online; and is going out of his or her way to avoid introducing you to any of their friends and family.

Relationship expert at eHarmony, Rachel Lloyd, says the behavior doesn’t necessarily mean the person is cheating.  But she says that those who do it often want to reap the benefits of a relationship while also living a “single life online.”

Signs you’re being “pocketed” could include your partner never replying to your social media comments, removing your tagged pictures from their profile, and never adding your tagged stories to their account.

Elaine Parker, dating expert and CEO of Safer Date, says this behavior can also be a sign of a controlling partner who is “insecure or jealous” about their other half.

The experts say if you think you’re getting “pocketed” you should have an open and honest conversation with your partner about how you’re feeling.  And if they do not open up, or get defensive, it might be time to re-evaluate the relationship.

Learn more, here:  (Daily Mail)

  • Dating experts say there’s a new dating trend called “pocketing”- which is when a new partner is actively avoiding acknowledging your existence online and going out of their way avoid introducing you to their friends and family
  • Dating experts say it’s a “power move” and can often mean the person wants the perceived benefits of appearing single online
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