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There’s a new term to describe your subpar Tinder matches; here’s what the OU Fun Facts group is up to

Today is Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020. Here’s what you need to know:

Good morning,

If you’ve turned to online dating before, you’ve probably had your share of both interesting and bland conversations. For the latter, there’s now a term coined to describe the less than flirtatious interactions you have with matches.

Journalist Patia Braithwaite invented the term “whelming” in a recent piece for SELF. Braithwaite described whelming as “what happens when my matches spontaneously lament about how overwhelmed they are by their other matches instead of, you know, flirting with me.”

As online dating apps become more prevalent in society, whelming is just one of the latest terms invented to explain the phenomenon. While getting lots of matches may be exciting, it’s probably a good idea to avoid whelming and scaring your matches off.

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