From ‘Masterdating’ to ‘fizzling’, there have been several dating terms that have popped up on social media this year. Now, with Christmas just around the corner, another dating phrase that has been added to our love vocabulary is ‘Tinselling’. According to New York Post, Tina Wilson, a relationship expert and founder and CEO of Wingman, coined the term to describe the way couples often try to bury their true feelings during the Christmas season. She explained that the name ‘Tinselling’ takes inspiration from the shiny, cheerful veneer of tinsel used to decorate Christmas trees, but especially to cover up any holes or rough spots on the tree – just how couples who hide their problems on this time of year.
“The name takes inspiration from the shiny, cheerful veneer of tinsel that is used to decorate during the holidays and covers what’s underneath,” explained Ms Wilson, who as of power outlet. “The [couples] choosing to maintain a facade of harmony and togetherness. All while overlooking unresolved issues in the relationship,” she added.
Ms Wilson described this as a “conscious decision” for couples to postpone their suffering until the festivities are over in the new year, with January being the time for partners to “sit down and chat about their relationship,” with the possibility of a breakup definitely on the cards as they seek a fresh start.
The dating expert also warned people about the dangers “flashing” can do to your relationship. “Warning signs of being in a tinselling relationship is noticing their partner is way too full of Christmas cheer, presents and joy galore… but if you want to talk about something serious they’ll always say let’s talk after Christmas or push it away,” Ms. Wilson said mail.
Separately, Nicole Sodoma, a marriage-loving divorce attorney, agreed that avoidance does not bring resolution to relationships. She said this trend has become so common that the month of January has become known as “divorce month.”
Meanwhile, ‘tinselling’ isn’t the only dating trend that hit the news this year. The ‘Penny Method’ has been described as the most toxic trend this year, while ‘Ground hogging’ is the biggest dating trend to avoid.
The ‘Penny Method’ is about weaning someone off the effort that was once used to win them over at the start of a relationship, internationally and methodically, until they are satisfied with the bare minimum. Ground hogging, on the other hand, is the idea of dating or seeking the same type of person over and over again while expecting different results.
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