What does this mean exactly?
“Benching” refers to when a person has been the victim of a player. Meaning, you’re in their dating rotation while they’re playing the field. I doesn’t matter whether you’re hoping and waiting for a monogamous relationship.
The idea is that the person may act interested, but hasn’t yet fully committed, and the victim can therefore suffer while waiting.
I never heard of this modern day term of benching, but know all too familiar that it has happened.