Ariana Grande Has Inspired a New Dating Trend

Apparently Ariana Grande has inspired a new dating trend called "Grande-ing." Here's more from the Huffington Post:

Now, we can add a dating trend to the list: “Grande-ing.” Inspired by the lyrics of the chart-topper “Thank U, Next,” Grande-ing is taking a breakup in stride, learning from your experiences with your ex and moving on, knowing you’ll be A-OK on your own.

In the song, Grande name-checks her exes and gives props to each with the breeziness of someone going over their weekly grocery list: “Thought I’d end up with Sean/But he wasn’t a match/Wrote some songs about Ricky/Now I listen and laugh,” she sings.

She thanks Davidson, too, and the late Mac Miller "Cause he was an angel” before dropping her powerful post-split thesis: “One taught me love, one taught me patience, and one taught me pain, now, I’m so amazing. I’ve loved and I’ve lost, but that’s not what I see. So, look what I got, look what you taught me.”

The messaging is worlds away from scorched-earth breakup anthems like “You Oughta Know,”and has none of the desperation of a song like “Nothing Compares 2 U.” (Don’t get us wrong; we love those songs, too.)

It’s a new kind of breakup song ― and it’s clearly resonating with millennials.In a surveyconducted by the dating app Plenty of Fish in December 2018, 50% of singles say they made a point to follow Grande’s lead and let go of any negativity toward their exes.

This is great, but it's obviously easier said than done.

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