Well, have you? I am asking because orbiting is the newest dating trend they say and it’s the derivative of ghosting. The term was reportedly coined by Man Repeller writer Anna Iovine but what is orbiting, you ask? Before we go to that part though, let’s define ghosting first.
Say you are in a relationship with someone else, you guys were happy or so you thought, and then one day he just up and disappeared without a word. That is ghosting.
Time passes by but then out of nowhere, he liked one of your selfies on Instagram but that’s just the beginning. He continues this behavior by liking your photos, he even watches your Instagram stories, and he even comments on your posts sometimes. Unfortunately, that’s all there is to it because when you messaged him, he ignored you even though he saw your message. Infuriated, you unfollow him from each and every single one of his social media but alas, he continues to stalk you. That, my dear readers, is what orbiting is. Still ghosting, yes? Except this time, they say, “the ghost is visible.” According to Ms. Iovine, it’s him “keeping you in their orbit—close enough to see each other; far enough to never talk.”
But why do people do the orbit?
That being said, have you ever been orbited by someone?
And what if that someone wanted to rekindle the flame years later, would you?