THE MILLENNIAL CODE
Sometimes they have far more concise words to sum up complicated ideologies
GHOSTING When a romantic mate disappears, usually without warning. Then reappears months later, probably after a better option fell through. GATSBYING Posting your fabulous life on Instagram in order to attract the attention of someone you fancy. A 21st-century homage to F Scott Fitzgerald’s Jay Gatsby. SLIDING INTO MY DMS When someone you fancy sends you a direct message, usually through Instagram. #GRIDGOALS An image you’d like to post on your Instagram (grid refers to the platform’s design). They’re big on goals. #Lifegoals, referencing an ambition usually demonstrated by someone else, is also popular. GIRL CRUSH Everyone has one. It is platonic and aspirational. In other words: the woman you want to be.