It's women who do this.
New dating trend proves millennials continue to fail at relationships | New York Post
Funny, they didnt get any millennial men talking about this 'cushioning' bullshit.
Women have been doing this way before this term was invented for it. Baby boomer generation used to call it 'emotional cheating', but that mustve made some women feel bad... so they came up with a nice term for their disgusting manipulation tactics. Then, cover the truth up about women doing this by blaming it on a whole generation.
One thing the author did get right:
Cushioning is the most recent term young people have come up with to articulate petty dating practices instead of communicating like rational adults.