Social networking has spawned new sophisticated forms of couples' relationships. This article is dedicated to one of them.
For instance, if a girl stops talking to you in real life, but regularly looks at your posts and Stories on Instagram, this behavior can be dubbed "orbiting." This is a new term that means keeping a person in your orbit – close enough to see each other, but far enough to actually talk.
Orbiting differs from the similar term "ghosting" that appeared around 2006. Ghosting relationships existed long before the advent of smartphones. Earlier, people would miss a date, not call back, and so on.