First, there was ghosting, where the person you were 'talking to' or trying to date or hooking up with suddenly falls off the face of the Earth. Then there was benching, where you leave someone literally on your metaphorical dating 'bench' while you date others. Then, of course, there was breadcrumbing, where your partner gives you the bare minimum level of attention to keep you hanging on. And now there's “stashing.”
Ever had the person you're dating refuse to introduce you to literally anyone they care about? Ever had the person you're dating untag themselves in those pictures you posted of both of you? Ever go on a cool date with your partner and upload a ton of Instagram stories with them in it, when they post just as many pictures barely showing you at all? Yep, those are all "stashing".
'Most likely it's because you're being played a bit. They could be someone who doesn't think of you as a long-term prospect, or they don't think you're special enough to have brought you into their circle of friends.'