Milestoning: The trend which sees singles using apps just to secure a date for a big event
Think about it: did you ever get introduced to all the family and friends at big social gatherings, only for it to then abruptly end?
If that particular scenario sounds familiar, you may have been on the receiving end of this dating phenomena.
So, what exactly is it?
Milestoning can be a way to find a date for a big event, especially if you’re short on time or struggling to meet new people in your day-to-day life.
By using dating apps strategically, you can increase your chances of finding someone who’s a good match.
You might do that by spending more time on apps, swiping on more people, opening more conversations – essentially, putting in a lot more effort and making the first moves.
There are pros and cons to this method, as dating expert from Seeking.com, Emma Hathorn, tells us.
At its best, milestoning can quickly help you to establish whether or not your date is long-term material and suits your future goals.
‘In essence it allows you to cut to the chase much more quickly instead of wasting time and spending countless hours getting to know one another better. It’s a crash course on your potential lives together,’ Emma explains.
‘Milestoning is an excellent opportunity for singles to immerse themselves in their partner’s lives and social circles, by giving them a unique insight into what their lives might be like together in a relatively short space of time.
‘It helps to forge a deeper connection.
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