Singles today have a lot to keep up with in the world of dating trends. The interwebs brings us clever new terms like ghosting, gaslighting, and cushioning and we try to stay in the know. The latest one is “curving” and even if you’ve never heard of it, it’s probably happened to you.
So what does it mean? To curve means to reject, but of course, it’s not that simple. When someone “curves” you, they keep responding and come across as polite, without ever really answering your questions. So pro curvers are harder to spot than more obvious ghosters.
A ghoster won’t text you back, but a curver will hit you with an “Oh sorry, I just saw this” text a day late. Someone who never asks you any questions back in texts could be a curver, too. But don’t expect much more than that meh text. Curvers will keep engaging with you, but you probably won’t be able to shake that sinking feeling they’d rather be doing literally anything else.
Curving isn’t as brutal as ghosting, but it does kind of lead you on and then throw you for a curve at the last minute. And no matter if getting curved feels super subtle or completely obvious, none of it feels good.
Source: New York Post