What is a sneaky link? The social media slang term is having a moment

The weather is heating up, and that can only mean one thing — it’s “sneaky link” season, at least according to social media.

Unlike “cuffing season,” which hits during the fall and winter when single people settle into serious relationships, sneaky link season is a bit less wholesome. 

Here’s why everyone on social media is talking about their sneaky links.

What does sneaky link mean on social media? 

The term sneaky link refers to a secret lover. As Urban Dictionary brashly put it, “When you and another person are f***ing but don’t want anyone to know about it.”

According to @bsnake89 sneaky link hours are between midnight and 4 a.m. which definitely implies that there’s something a little unsavory about these private romances. 

The term was popularized in part by Hxllywood’s catchy single “Sneaky Link.” Meanwhile, the #sneakylink hashtag currently has 586.5 million views on TikTok. 

Here are some examples of sneaky link culture on TikTok:

The user @famousnyaa showed off a meet-up with her sneaky link and was sure to obscure the mystery man’s face. 

Then @deniseayala2 gave a sneak peek at her sneaky link beauty regimen including shimmering body lotion, racy lingerie and luxury perfume. 

@lovereese___ took things to the next level when she revealed the reason why she wouldn’t share her water bottle with a friend after seeing her sneaky link. 

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