It rarely hurts to have a backup plan . . . but this is one of those cases where it seems like it’s got a TON of downside.
“Cushioning” is a new dating term (now joining ghosting and haunting) that describes when someone who’s in a relationship flirts with other people . . . so if they wind up breaking up, they’ll have backups immediately ready to go.
But is that a smart move, or basically just a sign that you don’t have any faith in your relationship?
Probably the second one, and here’s why: If you found out your significant other was doing it, you’d be FURIOUS, right?