WTF Is Roaching? Millennials, Be Aware Of This New Dating Trend!

Dating is not an easy task. It takes a lot of hard work, effort, time and not to mention, trust. And while the majority of us always try to be honest with our partners, the favor isn’t always returned. This can be seen in the dating pattern called “roaching,”.

So what is roaching? 

Roaching happens when someone hides the fact that they’re in a committed relationship—either with you, or with another person. (Oh, how mysterious is that?) They never want to admit that they’re in a stable relationship. What’s more, when you decide to confront them about it, they react as there was no implication of exclusiveness to begin with. 

Roaching happens when your partner hides the fact that they’re in a committed relationship—either with you, or with another person. Keeping their love life ‘mysterious’. 

The word ‘’roaching’’ originates from the idea that when you see a cockroach, there are a lot more you don’t see. So while you’re seeing this individual, they were also hiding a bunch of others lovers, matches and dates that you know nothing about. Parasites!

In short, the person who is doing the roaching doesn’t take responsibility for their actions, saying something like ‘’We never discussed being committed or exclusive to each other’’ or ‘’I thought we weren’t that serious,’’ twisting words every now and then, emotionally gaslighting you. They were never honest about their intentions, too.  

In short, the person who is doing the roaching doesn’t take responsibility for their actions. Twisting words every now and then, emotionally gaslighting you.

Truth be told, there’s nothing wrong with dating or experimenting around—as long as you’re being honest and respectful about it. In conclusion, if you don’t see yourself as the type of being committed, let your partner know instead of hiding your intentions. That way, no one will get hurt.

 

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