Catch And Release
To flirt with someone then stop when the person wants commitment
He won't even return her texts.
Yeah, he's known for his love of the catch and release.
|Breadcrumbing||Leading someone on romantically|
|Tuning||Subtly flirting with a person|
|Benching||Using a person as a backup date|
|Catfish||To assume a false identity|
|Cuffing||Linking up in a relationship with a person|
|Friends with benefits||Friends that often get intimate|
|DTR||Define the relationship|
Catch and release is a dating term that refers to when someone flirts with a person then stops once she likes him back. It comes from the "catch and release" term associated with hunting and fishing for animals then releasing them after catching them.
People who like catch and release are known for liking the "chase" but not the commitment. Catch and release comes with a heightened level of excitement from the thrill of the chase. Things like flirty texts, alluring glances, and romantic gestures are a lot of fun but actually committing to a ship is too much to ask for.