Jennifer Scordo

2:00pm - 7:00pm

Ghosting, zombieing dating, dogfishing… and now, cushioning.

What is cushioning?

It’s a new dating trend that has everything going great in the early stages of a relationship, however the other person is secretly lining up other people – the cushion – just in case things go wrong.


Marie Claire explains with the help of a doctor,

Dr Jennifer Rhodes, a relationship expert, told ‘Quite frankly, it makes me sad that people have such trouble with emotional intimacy and talking about feeling scared with the person you are dating.

‘You can’t really fall in love unless you are ready to get hurt. Cushioning is for people who are not ready for real love.’

explains with the help of a doctor..

Ahh, well that explains it!

I’ve been married for 10 years, so I’m completely out of the dating scene.. but I’m curious to know if you’ve ever been “cushioned?”