Definition of dating relationship
It is a choice to wait for God’s best, for His glory.
A couple participating in courtship seeks the accountability of their parents or other mentors.
It's similar to breadcrumbing—when someone sends flirtatious, but non-committal signals (breadcrumbs) in order to keep someone interested when he or she has no actual desire to pursue them.
Cushioning, however, according to the Urban Dictionary, is defined as being in a relationship or seriously dating someone, yet also keeping around several "cushions"—aka people you text, flirt with, or even date—to cushion the blow if your main relationship doesn't last.
We've seen men and women alike master the arts of ghosting and breadcrumbing ...
and now there's a new term out for the dating scene: cushioning.
Men and women who choose to date often have no commitment to consider marrying the other person.