The Weird and Crazy World of Reddit Relationships
Illustration produced by Jessica De Jesus
This tale ended up being initially posted on February 12, 2018.
In mid-January, a man required some advice about a little love issue, therefore he looked to the absolute most rational source: reddit. r/relationships, a subreddit devoted solely to doling out relationship advice, has almost 1 million visitors, so when the children state, it may get pretty dollar wild in there. Our 28-year-old guy had a fairly unremarkable issue: he had been having a little bit of a tough time, including drinking and driving and crashing the vehicle he distributed to his gf. Oh, in which he thought his 28-year-old gf should quit her вЂњawful work,вЂќ with their work at a financial startup and their investment in вЂњcryptos. because he could manage to support herвЂќ (For the uninitiated, thatвЂ™s вЂњcrypotocurrency,вЂќ currently susceptible to a looming investment bubble.)
Okay therefore possibly we lied: This guyвЂ™s issue is, in reality, totally buck crazy. Individuals immediately roasted him on Twitter in which he removed the post that is original but luckily, the web is quick with screenshots. For many, вЂњcrypto guyвЂќ might have been the taste that is first of labyrinthine, and in actual fact profoundly fascinating, realm of r/relationships. Twitter dunking aside, the subreddit has its very own own syntax, community, and culture. Reddit has very long made news for the vile and abusive tradition, but r/relationships is a strange exemplory case of impressive community moderation that produces a tolerable room for complicated conversations.