“Shading” is New Summer Dating Trend
The term “shading” means putting the person you’re seeing in the shade to "cool off," so-to-speak, during the summer months.
If you’re looking for love this summer, there’s a dating trend that should be on your radar. It’s called “shading.” Coined by the dating app Wingman, the term “shading” means putting the person you’re seeing in the shade to “cool off,” so-to-speak. The idea is that people have a tendency to dodge commitment between June and August when the weather is warm and their social calendar is full of possibility. Then, once fall and winter roll around, they start looking to resume relationships again.