If you have any teenagers in your life, you already know that you need to be aware of what they're up to on their phones and computers. If you caught them texting to their boyfriend or girlfriend plans to "watch Netflix and chill," it might not mean what you think it means.
This new topical phrase could mean anything from relaxing and watching a movie together to something much more serious.
When you hear someone say they want to go home to watch Netflix and chill, they could be talking about a calm night at home on the couch watching their favorite Netflix programming, or they could be hinting they are going to "hook up" with someone.
Hooking up can be anything from a simple kiss to full intercourse, and it's pretty hard to determine what people are talking about when they they've "hooked up" with another person. The vagueness of the "Netflix and chill" phrase doesn't make things any easier.
Here are some examples of what to look for - some are harmless comments about the video streaming site, others are a bit more nefarious.
Waxxo: "Out of work and class for the day .... Finna chill and Netflix all evening [peace sign]"
Bad Gal Nicki: "Can't wait to get home so I can watch Hulu and chill"
Probably not just going to watch movies... :
papi: "Netflix and chill never means Netflix and chill now a days lol"
lame: "[Expletive] the zoo lights just take her home for Netflix and 'chill' "
So, if you see your loved ones talking about "Netflix and chill," make sure you have a conversation about what they think that means. Most of the time it's just kids being kids, trying to fit in with the latest trends, but there's always a possibility it's the root of something more sinister.