Toxic dating tactics

Name the toxic dating tactics based on the description.
One-word names, with two exceptions.
Nearly every word ends with -ing
In alphabetical order to make things easier.
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Last updated: May 2, 2022
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description
TDT called...
extra hint
"one partner plotting the break-up of a relationship almost before it has begun"
Banksying
B, artist
"one person keeps another hanging on, while dating others"
Benching
B, sports
"one gives morsels of attention to keep the other person interested"
Breadcrumbing
B, feeding ducks
"chase, conquer, and then, it’s goodbye"
Catch and Release
C+, sports fishing
"creating a false identity to initiate a relationship with someone"
Catfishing
C, fishing + whiskers
"one person disappears+the other is blocked on all channels of communication"
Cloaking
C, ...and daggering?
"leaving messages unread/unanswered to 'let the other down easy'"
Cricketing
C, older people struggle to hear it
"dating in bad season, breaking off for good season; eg rainy vs. sunny"
Cuffing
C, cops
"replying messages in short (eg 1-word), implying it's over but without stopping"
Curving
C, learning...?
"flirting with other people to soften the fall for when a relationship ends"
Cushioning
C, sofas
"sending a large volume of the same message ... to almost anyone"
Fishing
F, more fish
"one person only really paying attention to their partner when they need something"
Firedooring
F, fire security
"pumping up your image before actually meeting the other person in the flesh"
Flexing
F, bending
"making someone question their own reality by continuously casting doubt on their perceptions and recollections"
Gaslighting
G, street lamp
"disappearing without explanations, no response, no warning"
Ghosting
G, specter
"maintaining communication even when there is no response"
Ghostbusting
G, Venkman, Stantz & Spengler
"getting attention with the perfect post or story to trigger a response from a specific person"
Gatsbying
G, Fitzgerald's book
"from pursuing to obsessing, spying a person on social networks by checking their activity"
Haunting
H, spooky visitation
"sucking up unwanted behavior in order to get back together, waiting for them to change"
Hoovering
H, vacuuming
"pretending to have hobbies, interests, lifestyle etc. you don't, for a relationship or 'game'"
Kittenfishing
K, baby whiskers fish
"coming on strong with attention and promises of eternal bliss, once the receiver is hooked, the bombardment ends as quickly as it started"
Love Bombing
L+, blasting with hearts
"telling someone insults in disguise to gain their interest"
Negging
N, backhanded compliment
"hovering around someone on SoMe, giving likes, viewing stories, but never interacting"
Orbiting
O, like a moon
"staring at the phone screen over being present with the partner"
Phubbing
P, kinda snubbing
"only wanting to have a relationship somewhere where you won’t run into anyone you know"
Pocketing
P, container in clothes
"mooching off, when confronted, claiming that the relationship wasn’t actually that serious in the first place OR 'running around' behind your back"
Roaching
R, they survive nukes?
"ignoring someone for a long time, and then coming back as if nothing has happened"
Submarining
S, Beatles lived in one
"going directly from a Tinder profile to the Instagram account in the biography, without making a match and then passively stalking the victim"
Tindstagraming
T, portmanteau
"wanting to have a relationship with someone on account of their social or economic status"
Throning
T, seated royals
"dumping via Zoom"
Zumping
Z, another portmanteau
"vanishing, then suddenly wanting to come back and doing it through social networks"
Zombieing
Z, a Romero thing
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