Cushioning, one of those dating trends which makes you wonder if there is anything like love at all?
First things first, in case you did not know what cushioning is (which is a good thing, really!), let us tell you about this latest dating trend. Cushioning is when people along with their significant other, have other people ("cushions") to fall back to in case things go south. So, what does it mean really? You can have substitutes for your boyfriends or girlfriends? You can randomly flirt with people without any guilt? You have a back-up?
There have been many dating trends like bread-crumbing, love-bombing, ghosting but this one is on the next level. Read on to see if this is something you would be okay with.
Where you have people with whom you talk and flirt so that if your main relationship hits a wall, you don't feel the blow with those cushions. As if your relationship is a car and as soon as it experiences a collision, airbags open to provide you that cushion. *bang*
Weird, right? Earlier it was just known as cheating but okay.
Well, they might not really say that out loud but yes, that is what is happening in this so-called trend which can take over your relationship any day.
Yes, it is one of those trends which makes you question where did the virtues like loyalty, honesty and love go?
Well, they might have all kinds of justifications for this but is it really okay?
Yes, they don't think it is wrong because it is convenient, isn't it?
When reasoning goes to hell and you don't even know what to say.
But you just cannot listen to them anymore.
Yes, indeed. You are being selfish when you do it and don't really bother what impact it might have on the other person who is probably already imagining a life with you.
When they can still go on without thinking there is anything wrong in having "cushions".
You wonder if you are among the conservative ones or just too old to understand whatever the hell is going on here.
Or maybe you are not wrong, maybe this is just wrong. And people are just using other people to get whatever they want.
When the very concept of it makes you feel nauseated.
Turning away from things that are harmful to us in the future is the right thing to do.
What do you think about this trend? Write to us in the comment box below to let us know about your experiences.
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