The hoe phase is that stage in many young people’s lives where they consciously or unconsciously lean towards emotional/sexual experiments, as opposed to waiting out for something that would be concrete, final.

Urban Dictionary says this is a phase in your life that occurs when you are fine with exploring promiscuous activities and connecting with random people.

2. Deliberate assholes

The hoe phase is technically for experimenting and trying out as many women [or men] and situationships as possible, regardless of what needs to be done to get there, or who needs to be dumped to get the mission going.

So men in their hoe phase develop a mean streak and a ruthlessness needed to get rid of babes who want to stick with them longer than the rules of hoeing permit.

3. Good but not good enough

Some others have learnt the subtle, almost indistinguishable art of being scum without appearing so.

Enter, the guys that have perfected the “It’s not you, it’s me” trope to a faultless T!

To learn more about this special specie of men, here

4. Non committal

Of course, commitment is the last thing on the mind of any guy [or babe] in his hoe phase.

Once you see signs of evasiveness, revealing only so little even when saying so much, deviating from personal questions as quickly as possible, just know there’s fire on the mountain and run away as fast as you can.

Of course, there are guys in the advanced stages of this game who have actually learnt really smooth ways to do all these things and still remain as non committal as ever.

The answer to this is to just hope he makes a mistake that’ll give him up.

5. Master ghosters

When someone ghosts they quietly fade away from the life of someone they had a relationship with.

Men in the hoe phase are the kings of this type of behaviour.