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Stringing You Along, breadcrumbing

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As a general rule, if you don’t know where you and a guy stand, it’s probably because he’s stringing you along. Or as Twitter would tell you, if you don’t know where you stand with a man, go stand next to someone else. If a guy wants to be with you, he’ll make sure you know it. And if you feel uncertain about where you two stand, that’s no accident.

Breadcrumbing is the millennial term for being strung along. According to Urban Dictionary, it’s the phenomenon that happens when someone you’re interested in “has no intentions of taking things further, but they like the attention. So they flirt here or there, send DM/texts just to keep the person interested, knowing damn well they’re staying single.”

Whether you call it breadcrumbing or stringing along, nobody wants to be a man or woman’s next victim. Here are 15 signs it’s happening to you.

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He has to “get back to you” about plans

When you ask him to do something on a date in the future, he has to “get back to you.” In other words, he has to make sure there isn’t something better he can do first. Or that the woman he likes more didn’t want to hang out that day.

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