Cookie jar relationships have been called a new dating trend, but in fact it is just a new name for behavior that has been going on for a long time. So what exactly are cookie jar relationships?

It is when someone is keeping you as an option, but never really considers you for a monogamous, long-term relationship. They are keeping you as an option, and whenever they want a “cookie”, they pull you out of the jar.

Have you been dating someone who never makes plans in advance? If so, you may be in a cookie jar relationship. Keep in mind, there are other cookies in that jar as well. Not just you. You may not know about the others, it depends on whether or not they wish to let you know. They are keeping their options open, and you are one of many.

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