- There’s a new dating trend on the rise, and it’s called mosting
- It’s when a potential mate says all the things, pretty much convincing you that you’re the person they’re looking for, and then proceeds to ghost you
- One expert claims men do it because it’s an easy way to land a casual hookup without having to be upfront about it
Another day, another dating trend that sounds just plain awful. These days it’s pretty apparent that singles just can’t be straightforward with each other, so they come up with sneaky ways to deal with relationships.
Ghosting, in which a potential partner completely drops out of your life, has been around for a while, but now some daters are taking it one step further, practicing something called “mosting.” This latest dating strategy has a potential mate saying all the things, pretty much convincing you that you’re the person they’re looking for, and then proceeds to ghost you.
“Mosting is ghosting, but where before you ghost, you completely love bomb the person with praise, compliments and faux perfect soulmate-type stuff,” Tracy Moore, who coined the phrase, tells the Huffington Post. “The ghosting is much more confusing and painful, because this wasn’t just a ‘meh’ date that you could take or leave. This person reallymade you feel like you had a rare connection in a sea of duds.”
So, why would any man put in all that effort just to disappear from a gal’s life? Well, dating and confidence coach Nick Notas says it all boils down to sex. “These men know flattery is an easy way to build interest,” he says. “They’re usually thinking about having a casual hookup and don’t have the guts to be upfront. Because if they do, they think some women won’t sleep with them.”