Cracking the code of online dating: a guide to modern romance lingo

Friday, June 30, 2023

 While people say that love is a language the heart can understand, the language of love constantly evolves with the times, as do the rules of dating. 

In recent episodes of Ang Lalaki sa, Likod ng Profile, Bryce (Wilbert Ross) is struggling to confess his feelings for Ange (ukü Takahashi)

Yuki reflects on her choices when it comes to love and relationships, in the upcoming episode of Ang Lalaki sa Likod ng Profile

While initially a nagger and overbearing mother, Bessie (Marissa Sanchez) leams to respect the feelings of her son, Bryce

In Puregold Channel's hit digital series Ang Lalaki sa. Likod ng Profile, young lead stars Angge (Ywki Takahashi) and Bryce (Wilbert Ross) easily navigate online spaces as they get to know each other. However, even after meeting in real life, Ange and Bryce still struggle to communicate what they truly feel for each other. 

Let's explore the world of online dating slang, and hopefully get ahead in the modern dating game. 

Ghosting. This refers to the act of abruptly cutting off all communication with someone you've been seeing, with no explanation. Like a ghost, you simply disappear, leaving the other person wondering what went wrong. 

Catfishing. This word describes the act of creating a fake online persona--using someone else's pictures and information to fool others. In the world of virtual dating, one must be certain that the person they are talking to is truly who they say they are. 

Meanwhile, viewers will find out if there will be developments in the love story of Ketch (Mitch Almendras) and Genski (Kat Galang)

Bryce remains smitten over Anage, but unable to tell her his real thoughts and emotions

DTR. DTR is short for "define the relationship." In the dating world. DTR is the conversation that a pair has, to determine whether they are on the same page and want to take things to the next level. 

Swipe left / swipe right. People who have tried online dating applications are all too familiar with the act of swiping the addictive scrolling through dating profiles and swiping right (if you're interested) or left (if you want to pass), based on a person's photos and bio. 

Netflix and Chill. While the phrase sounds innocent enough, Netflix and Chill has taken a more suggestive meaning in the dating world, usually hinting at a casual and intimate meetup rather than a simple watching a movie. 

Jerry (Anjo Resurreccion) tries his best to win Angoe's heart again, in the next episode of Ang Lalaki sa. Likod ng Profile

Bryce will not easily give up on Angge, even as he finds it challenging to let her know how he feels

Thirst Trap. In social media platforms, posting a good-looking photo with the intention of attracting attention and compliments from admirers and potential love interests is called a thirst trap. 

Slide into DMs. If a thirst trap catches your attention, or as soon as you are interested in someone, you slide into DMs (direct messages) to initiate a private conversation and express your interest. Most online dating success stories start with this quick yet difficult step. 

BAE. BAE, which means "before anyone else," is a term of endearment for a significant other, a way of expressing special feelings for a person they deeply care about. 

IRL. Short for "in real life," this means a pair conversing online decides to meet someone face-to-face, a thrilling step that can take the virtual connection into the physical world. 

Fans will watch out if Bryce will gain the courage to confess in Ang Lalaki sa Likod ng Profile's next episode

Angge is conflicted between a past love and a potential romance in Ang Lalaki sa Likod ng Profile's next episode

Ketch and Genski face challenges of their own in the next episode of Ang Lalaki sa Likod ng Profile

Fans are eager to know if their favorite pair, Bryce and Angge, will fully realize their growing emotions for each other in the hit series' next episode

Meet Cute. And as soon as the meeting up IRL happens, a potential pair may have a meet cute, or a cute and adorable encounter that may lead to a romantic connection. 

In recent episodes of Ang Lalaki sa Likod ng Profile, Angge and Bryce, still stuck in the friend zone, have not DTR-ed yet and continue to deny their feelings for each other. 

Despite their online and IRL meet cute, Angge's ex, Jerry, and Bryce's admirer-slash-stalker Chili Anne seem to get in the way. In the next episode, will the two finally become each other's bae? 

Catch the next episode of the hit digital series, Ang Lalaki sa. Likod ng Profile on July 3, 7 p.m., on Puregold's official YouTube Channel, and learn more not just about online dating, but about romance, friendships, and family. 

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