You just finished off a glass of wine and changed from your daytime sweats into your nighttime sweats. You think it could be a text from that cute Hinge dude you were talking to earlier, but nope. And before you go on your tirade about making loaves of banana swirl bread and sourdough, you remember this dude took you on eight dates, left a toothbrush in your bathroom, ran you to the emergency room when you broke your wrist…and then ghosted you. Sound familiar? Allow me to introduce to you what I like to call a zombie. Zombies are people who ghost you, and then, after some time has passed, rise from the dead to hit you up again.
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So what is submarining, exactly? And then decides to pop back into your life without any explanation. You know. In the early stages of dating, you never know if a prospect who goes MIA is just busy, dealing with personal stuff, playing the field, or legit ghosting, and never planning to contact you again. Welcome to the ambiguity and confusion of modern dating.
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The best part? This method allowed you to avoid a potentially humiliating conversation. This sort of discretion is unnecessary with a zombie.
You'd think all the dating trends that could possibly exist would do by now: ghosting , benching , haunting , breadcrumbing, negging , the list is endless. You may have even found yourself in a situationship. And now there's a new ish one, yay for another way to be treated like a mug by people you date! Enter: zombieing.