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When the “crush” has no intentions of taking things further, but they like the attention. So they flirt here or there, send dm/texts just to keep the person interested, knowing damn well they’re staying single.
Danielle was so flirty the other night, he messaged me 3 times just to say hello, I think he’s coming around.

No Susan he’s breadcrumbing you just so you’ll keep nibbling at his heels.
by Briness May 11, 2018
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Also known as "Hansel and Gretelling"

When a guy or girl gives someone just enough attention to keep their hope of a relationship alive.

First coined by Grazzz 2014
"He keeps texting me but doesn't want to set up a time to see me."
"Yo girl he's bread crumbing you"
by Grazzz September 23, 2014
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The act of sending out flirtatious, but non-committal text messages (ie "breadcrumbs") to members of the opposite sex in order to lure a sexual partner without expending much effort.
Kelly started breadcrumbing early in the evening in the hopes that one of guys she'd been working might show up for a late-night booty call.
by August Dawn October 25, 2010
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When you follow someone (either on social media or in real life) for months, taking a deliberate interest in them and feigning interest in their every word with the hope that it will contribute to some later payoff.
I have been demurely breadcrumbing that guy on Twitter for months with the hope that he will slide into the DMs one day.
by xDrewB February 17, 2017
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