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Vulturing Is The Latest Toxic Dating Trend You Should Know About
Vulturing is a toxic dating behavior where someone swoops in after a breakup to become romantically involved with the newly single person, taking advantage of their vulnerability.
More simply put, it is "predatory [behavior] that takes advantage of someone who is emotionally vulnerable after a breakup," per relationship expert Jessica Alderson to Stylist.
Screenwriter Lisa Maldonado posted a TikTok to warn viewers that "vultures" exist outside of romantic scenarios, and everyone should be conscious of people with vulture energy.
Moreover, TikToker @healingoutloud posted a video describing the link between "vultures" and narcissism, calling narcissists "vultures who swoop in to offer assistance."
While "vulturing" is a relatively new term, these vultures have been around forever and have been depicted by many toxic characters on TV, like Damon from "The Vampire Diaries."
Other notable toxic fictional TV characters include Chuck Bass from "Gossip Girl" and Owen from "Degrassi." These characters can help you identify the vultures in your real life.