It is not very easy to move from one relationship to another, is it? Well, we have people who seem to do it so easily while there are others who find it really hard to just get one relationship.
There are several names you can use in addressing a person who jumps from one relationship to the other. Some of them have to do with the reason a person moves from one relationship to another while the others simply refer to promiscuous people.
15 words for someone who jumps from one relationship to another
We have compiled 15 words you can use in referring to a person who jumps from one relationship to another. We have those who have to switch relationships and those who just move around. Keep reading.
- Serial Monogamist
Stud is the word for a man who easily moves from one relationship to another. Consider ‘Stud’ an informal word for referring to a man who moves around dating every woman that comes his way.
However, the dictionary defines ‘Stud’ as a sensually attractive man. The attractiveness of a man makes it very easy for him to find a partner and, therefore, easy to move from one relationship to another.
Stud is only used for men. A similar word you can use is ‘Hunk’ which often refers to muscular and attractive men.
- That man’s the real stud.
Choosy is the word for a man or woman who looks for certain characteristics in his/her partner and detests certain characteristics.
A choosy person wants his/her partner to be perfect in certain areas and will not stay in a relationship if that partner isn’t fulfilling those qualifications. Choosy people also tend to have very high expectations so his/her next partner may also not meet them.
- He’s choosy in his relationship so the women don’t stay.
Slut is a negative word, strictly for women who sleep around with men. It is also used to refer to women who seem to have dated every man in the neighborhood.
Women who seem to have been slept with by many men are considered promiscuous, even if they never cheated in each of those past relationships. Unlike ‘Stud’ which is often used for the opposite gender, ‘Slut’ is offensive and emphasizes promiscuity.
Slut is a negative word so you may want to choose a different word if you don’t want to offend the woman you are referring to.
- Don’t call her a slut. She’s a victim of circumstance.
This is a word like ‘Slut’ but less offensive. It is used to refer to a cunning person who deceives the opposite gender into relationships with them while they have no intention of getting attached.
Also, it is mostly used to refer to men. However, women can also be considered players too. The difference between a slut and a player is that actual sluts don’t get into relationships and do not make their partners expect attachment, unlike players who literally deceive their partners.
A player may have no intention to steal or defraud partners. Rather, he/she is narcissistic and wants other people to desire him/her.
This is another negative word for referring to women who move from one relationship to another. However, the Oxford Dictionary specifies that Adultery refers to intercourse between a married person and another person who’s not the spouse.
An adulteress is supposed to be a married woman who sleeps with other people than her husband. Christianity however calls a woman an adulteress if she leaves her husband and moves into a new relationship.
The word, ‘Adulteress’, still works if the woman only switched once. According to Christianity, a woman’s first husband should be her only husband and the marriage should never be broken apart. However, if she has to divorce her husband, she must stay by herself unless her first husband is dead.
Adulteress however is just as insulting as calling a woman a slut. A man who commits adultery is called an Adulterer.
- She hates being called an adulteress but she’s with different men.
Finicky is a possible characteristic of a person who jumps from one relationship to another. The word, finicky, implies that a person is difficult to deal with or hard to please.
When a person is difficult to deal with, he/she will be getting dumped in relationships. Also, if he/she is too choosy and hard to please, he/she will feel the urge to dump partners that don’t meet his/her expectations.
Finicky means the same as Choosy. Choosy is the less offensive word to use.
- Pamela’s so finicky that she can’t stick with one.
Womanizer is used for a man who flirts around or moves from one woman to another. A womanizer is expected to be in more than one relationship at the same time. This makes it easier for him to switch quickly.
While a womanizer may be recognized with one woman, he can have other women he’s secretly flirting with. A womanizer may also be open with all of his many relationships. In this case, the womanizer either doesn’t have a major relationship or any at all.
‘Womanizer’ suggests that a man is promiscuous and likes to go after every woman he sees. If this is a man’s reason for switching partners, then he can be called a womanizer.
Womanizer is negative and slightly offensive. Another word you can use instead is Stud which focuses on the man’s attractiveness and the easiness for him to get any woman he likes.
- He’s just another womanizer, Pamela.
Dependent is a word for a person who doesn’t want to or can’t stay alone without being in a relationship. Not everyone who jumps from one relationship to another does so due to dependency.
However, a person who feels dependent on the affection of a partner will always want to stay in a relationship and may jump from one relationship to another.
A dependent person may not move from one relationship to another unless dumped by his/her partner.
- She’s so dependent. She’s brought another man.
Heartbreaker is a name you can give to a person that jumps from one relationship to another with the purpose of playing the emotions of partners.
This is a person who doesn’t take relationships seriously and is careful about getting attached to a partner.
A heartbreaker plans every break-up before even starting the relationship.
- I’d rather not fall in love with a heartbreaker.
‘Serial monogamist’ is the most accurate word for referring to a person who jumps from one relationship to another. It is a person who has been in a series of monogamy.
This may be considered offensive by some people but it is just a word that refers to someone that has been married a few times. This word however doesn’t cover the reasons a man or woman is jumping from one relationship to another.
Serial Monogamist is more direct and may be better than ‘Stud’, especially if the person knows you’re only calling him a stud because of his many past relationships.
- He’s a serial monogamist. Check him out before getting attached.
‘Casanova’ is another word for a male player. This is one who hangs around with a lot of women to have fun but never gets attached. A Casanova will always be found with a woman and may be mistaken to be in a relationship. However, a. Casanova doesn’t stick with one.
A Casanova is a player who simply has fun by getting the attention of women and may not necessarily want to break anyone’s heart.
- Casanovas like him don’t have serious relationships.
Here is the name of a rich young Casanova. You can use this to refer to a rich man who doesn’t settle into relationships but goes around getting the attention of women and playing with them.
Playboy is the name for a man who freely jumps from one relationship to another without taking any of them seriously. A playboy is often rich and, therefore, uses his money to get the attention of women.
While playboy is a slightly negative word, many would like to be called this.
- He’s a playboy. Don’t get attached.
Hard to please
A person who jumps from one relationship to another may be doing so because he/she is hard to please.
‘Hard to please’ is a phrase that may apply to someone who jumps from one relationship to another.
When a person is difficult to satisfy, he/she will quit a relationship and move to another. He/she may also have several situations if his/her expectations are too high.
‘Hard to please’ is the same as Choosy but may be perceived as more offensive.
- They find her hard to please so she keeps bringing a new one.
This is another negative word just like ‘Slut’. It refers to only women who sleep around. It can also be used in reference to women who constantly switch relationships.
Trollop is a word you may consider for a woman who jumps from one relationship to another. This is more suitable if she’s not serious with any relationship and switches solely for sensual pleasure.
Trollop is just as offensive as calling her a slut.
- She’s a trollop. There’s always someone for her
This word refers to a man or woman who sleeps with multiple partners. This has to do with being in more than one relationship at once.
Swinger can be used to refer to a person who jumps from one relationship to another. He/she may have several partners at once while having a major one that’s known to many people.
A swinger can also be called an adulterer or adulteress.
- The swinger is back with a new partner.
The most correct word for a person who jumps from one relationship to the other is ‘Serial Monogamist’. It is not an insult and doesn’t judge the Monogamist.