The latest buzzword in modern dating, ‘'love bombing'’ refers to showering a new partner with affection and attention with the intention to manipulate them. Experts outline warning signs to help you detect this dating practice, its impact on your wellbeing, and how to navigate your way out of such a situation
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We all know how complicated dating can be. Media and dating applications have influenced dating in a way which is unprecedented. While many budding relationships die due to the lack of communication, difference in expectations, or simple logistics, people indulging in negative behaviours like ‘gaslighting’ (manipulating someone into doubting themselves) and ‘ghosting’ (when a person stops responding out of the blue) isn’t helping. Another such dating malpractice that has been trending lately is ‘'love bombing'’, which refers to excessive — and manipulative — positive reinforcement (in the form of appreciation and attention) in the early stages of a relationship.