New yorker article about online dating
It is a behavior bound to the medium, and to an age in which people can be hyper-connected without ever speaking.Distant methods of digital observation — likes, views, etc. The phrase has been floating in the social stratosphere for at least a year now: It cropped up in a Youtube video in November 2017, with a slightly different definition, and this April, was defined in its current form by Anna Iovine in an article for Manrepeller.
Regardless, it’s a fact that dating is confusing, and orbiting can make that worse.
“The bold ones will go far and like things from way back, which is definitely saying something,” she said, referencing posts on her Instagram account.
“Or they are just clumsy and accidentally showed they stalked.” She said that orbiters avoid liking family photos or scenic pictures.
Mojsejenko said, “like a silent and lonely battle.”Kate, a 27-year-old living in Colorado, took a more positive view.
She says that orbiting has become a form of flirting for many people.