A portmanteau of text and relationship,  it's a relationship, either friendly or romantic, in which people are texting each other often, but rarely interact in person.

Historical perspective: By early 2019, we live in a social media generation where individuals spend countless hours of their day on online platforms. According to The New York Times, 800 million people used Instagram for more than 30 minutes a day on average, and international statistics show that about 18.7 billion text messages are sent worldwide every day.

NetLingo Classification: Online Jargon