Why completely cut someone off if you can just trail them along in case nothing better comes along? Leave it to our fu$*ed up generation to come up with a psychologically disturbing dating trend known as ‘benching.’ I too was not aware of this until a friend recently shared this article from NY Mag with me (link:http://http://nymag.com/betamale/2016/06/benching-ghosting.html). While the all so popular term of ‘ghosting’ (where someone literally falls off the grid with no warning and no further communication) has been played out, the new trend of what is called benching has taken over. Benching is when you literally bench someone- you text every once in a while, keep the door open, and as this Ny Mag article so perfectly put it (link:http://http://nymag.com/betamale/2016/06/benching-ghosting.html) it is essentially “Sales 101: Ask questions so the buyer thinks you think they’re interesting.” Pretty fu$*ed up right? Yeah, things like benching and ghosting make the dating world today a pretty scary one ~ do the world a favor and run like hell from any sociopaths who engage in this demented game. Finding a partner is supposed to be a mutual genuine goal – not a dart board.