Being in a relationship in 2016 is so different than what it was 20 years ago. Handwritten letters have reduced to a trickle and a surprise doesn’t only imply showing up with a bouquet of flowers. Today, relationships have transformed and so have their dynamics. Relationship advice and dating tips have gone from a box of chocolates to an Instagram post. If you’re looking to get with the times, our guide to the trendiest dating slang is all you really need.
Ship or Shipping
 

Ship or Shipping

The act of endorsing a relationship between two individuals whom you like seeing together.

Usage - Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively are my favorite couple, I ship them so much!

(Seeing someone through) Beer Goggles
 

(Seeing someone through) Beer Goggles

It is when an individual views another as more attractive than usual while in a state of inebriation.

Usage - Last night, he was definitely checking her out through beer goggles.

Bae
 

Bae

The acronym for ‘Before Anyone Else’. It is an endearing term which is used for a loved one who is considered a number one priority.

Usage - I’ve known her since childhood, of course she’s my bae!

DTR
 

DTR

The acronym for ‘Define The Relationship’. It is used when the status of a relationship is unclear and needs to be defined between both partners.

Usage - Things are so unclear between us, it’s time to DTR.

Thirsty
 

Thirsty

The strong desire, which verges on desperation which an individual has for another.

Usage - Have you seen the way she looks at him? She’s so thirsty!

OTP
 

OTP

The acronym for ‘One True Pairing’. This term is used to describe the perfect pairing of two individuals who are made for each other.

Usage - I’m crazily in love with him and it feels like my OTP!

Manicorn
 

Manicorn

Like the fictitious unicorn, the manicorn is believed to be the perfect man with ideal qualities, who may or may not exist.

Usage - While all my friends are getting engaged, I’m still here waiting for my manicorn

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