Dating in the age of Tinder and Bumble is truly a minefield, and we’re always discovering new ways to be flabbergasted by peoples’ antics. Case in point: “zombie-ing,” the dating trend term that will make you want to throw your phone at the wall…but please don’t.
So “zombie-ing” is related to ghosting, and isn’t technically a new phenomenon in the dating world — but the term perfectly describes the behavior in question. According to PrimeMind.com, zombie-ing is when someone who you thought had ghosted you shows up unexpectedly again in your life (usually through texts or social media). Basically, much like a zombie, they’ve returned from the dead.
Of course, zombie-ing is hardly a new concept, as former partners have always figured out ways to slither back into our lives just as we’ve finally forgotten about them. But in an era where you can thrust yourself back into someone’s life with one quick click, zombies have easy and ample opportunity.
Good luck, friends, and stay safe.