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    Posted on Sep 23, 2015

    19 Words That Mean Different Things For People Who Don't Date

    FOREVER ALONE. *A single tear falls into the pint of ice cream you've been eating*

    1. Date

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    What it usually means: An event that takes place between two people who like each other.

    What it means to people who don't date: A foreign concept that is kind of terrifying.

    2. Flirting

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    What it usually means: A means of enticing someone you have a crush on.

    What it means to people who don't date: Seductively looking at the cashier at McDonald's while hoping this will make them give you an extra sauce for your nuggets.

    3. Sext

    What it usually means: An SMS that's usually sexual in content.

    What it means to people who don't date: A message that usually reads: "Breaking News: Your GrubHub order is being prepared. Our crystal ball estimates your delivery time between 9:00 p.m. and 10.00 p.m."

    4. Single

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    What it usually means: The state of being alone.

    What it means to people who don't date: A constant in your life so regular you can't remember the last time you were with someone.

    5. Crush

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    What it usually means: A person you like and enjoy being around.

    What it means to people who don't date: A person who whose very presence turns you into a babbling mess.

    6. Sex

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    What it usually means: The act of exchanging bodily fluids with someone you're attracted to.

    What it means to people who don't date: Getting off work and remember you still have a pint of ice cream in the refrigerator.

    7. Love

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    What it usually means: An intense affection for another human being.

    What it means to people who don't date: The feeling you get when someone lets you pet their dog.

    8. Romance

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    What it usually means: The act of doing something special for the one you love, like a candlelight dinner or something.

    What it means to people who don't date: Putting on your best pair of sweatpants for a night in.

    9. Kissing

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    What it usually means: The act of showing your affection for someone else by placing your lips on theirs.

    What it means to people who don't date: The act of pressing your lips on the face of your phone while taking a selfie because singledom has caused you to begin some weird habits.

    10. Tinder

    What it usually means: An online dating app.

    What it means to people who don't date: Wait, you mean CHICKEN TENDERS, right? RIGHT?

    11. One-Night Stand

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    What it usually means: A very brief sexual encounter.

    What it means to people who don't date: When you graze the arm of a stranger in public and you shudder because it feels nice to touch another human.

    12. Third Wheel

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    What it usually means: The outlier in a group of people.

    What it means to people who don't date: The friends who say they don't mind hanging out with you, but you secretly wonder if they're just pitying you.

    13. Relationship

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    What it usually means: A commitment between two or more people

    What it means to people who don't date: The dedication you have to your laptop.

    14. Alcohol

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    What it usually means: A beverage that people drink in social situations or whenever they need to blow off some steam.

    What it means to people who don't date: A magical potion that always reminds you of your limited dating prospects.

    15. Condoms

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    What it usually means: An item used for practicing safe sex.

    What it means to people who don't date: An item you haven't used in so long that's it's collecting dust. You may even use them as coasters.

    16. Foreplay

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    What it usually means: Those moments right before you have sex with someone.

    What it means to people who don't date: When your successfully eat a meal in bed and you almost orgasm because there are no crumbs on your sheets.

    17. Texting

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    What it usually means: A means of communicating between two or more people.

    What it means to people who don't date: A way your friends tell you things like, "Sorry, can't hang today" because they're in a relationship.

    18. Crying

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    What it usually means: You're upset or sad about something.

    What it means to people who don't date: An event triggered by the tens of Facebook engagements your see every time you log into the site.

    19. Netflix

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    What it usually means: An online movie and television steaming service.

    What it means to people who don't date: Your one true significant other.

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