Remember when Netflix and Chill came out as a dating trend, followed by memes, T-shirts and people actually doing it? Well, slide on over Netflix and Chill, because there is a whole new dating trend that is hitting the scene.

Boy, am I glad I am not dating anymore. One of the No. 1 dating trends now is called cause-playing -- not cosplay, but cause-play. Basically it's dating someone for a short while who could be of benefit to you in the future. Break up with them and when you want something from them you ask. For example, you date a drummer and then you dump them, and then a few months later you ask for tickets to a show.

Another dating trend right now is called eclipsing. Now I would like to point out that isn't really a new thing -- it's just becoming more talked about. It works like this: When you like someone, you find out what hobbies they enjoy and then you pretend to like the hobbies they do. 45% of people in a recent survey admit this has happened to them, although I wouldn't be surprised if it were more.

Then there is "white clawing." For this one, the title doesn't mean what you think it means. I thought it would literally mean you would hang out with your date and drink White Claws, but it's not. What it really means is you stay with someone you think is boring just because you find them attractive. Is it called white clawing because you drink White Claws for the cute cans even though what's inside them is terrible?

All I know is that I am happy to be done with dating. Why can't we go back to how it used to be? You know, old-fashioned mini-golf dates and driving around from one end of town to the other just to spend time together ...

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