There are so many dating trends it is becoming logistically impossible to keep up.
There’s ghosting, benching, breadcrumbing, stashing, submarining, cusioning, cricketing, and even goddamn shaveducking – and I can define precisely none of them.
I believe they all have to do with not being very nice to the person you’re going out with, which seems rude. But now, there’s a brand new dating trend, and I’m interested for the sole reason that it involves my very favourite actor, Leonardo DiCaprio.
In a recent piece for TOMBOY Beauty, Australian model Matilda Dods described her penchant for 'Gatsbying,' which she defined as follows:
To post a video, picture or selfie to public social media purely for a love interest to see it.
"Why, instead of just sending a text to the boy that I like, am I throwing the equivalent of a champagne soaked, chandelier swinging, Charleston dancing party on my Instagram story?" the 20-year-old wrote.
"All for that ceaseless green light across the water that is the attention of a boy who, let's be real, probably isn't good enough for me anyway."
You see, in The Great Gatsby - the 1925 American novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald, and more recently, the 2013 film by Baz Luhrmann - Jay Gatsby (Leonardo DiCaprio), a mysterious businessman, throws lavish parties at his mansion to try to capture the attention of the woman he's always loved, Daisy Buchanan (Carey Mulligan).
And according to Dods, she essentially does the same thing on a night out.