Do Snapchat Streaks Lead To Love? Millennial Couples Seem To Think So

Do Snapchat Streaks Lead To Love? Millennial Couples Seem To Think So

They say that social media has taken over our lives. But I mean, snap streaks are super important, they'd never understand.

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So, what exactly is a "Snap streak?"

No worries, I got you covered.

A Snap streak is when you send direct snaps back and forth with a friend for several consecutive days. The longer you go without breaking the chain of communication the longer your snap streak is.

When you reach 100 days without breaking that chain you get hit with the "100" emoji and I mean, that's a pretty big deal. Seriously, it's almost as important as studying for your chem exam if I do say so myself.

So, of course, one of the most important questions you get when meeting someone is "Do you have Snap?" And odds are you do, you basically you're stuck Snapchatting this person as long as you can before you're calling them your best friend on snap your S.O.

Yes, I mean it. When you're in a relationship one of the most important things you have to do is keep the streak.

You're talking to someone who goes through it. So, yeah, trust me.

My boyfriend and I have been snapping nonstop since we were seniors in high school, which was when the "Snap streak" was first born. Now, three years later, we still have that same exact streaking and breaking it, well, that could cause a serious fight.

I mean it, it might lead to a breakup. If you're wondering, to this day our snap streak is 1003. Yes, I literally said, one THOUSAND and three.

Now you might be mocking me, or if you're just like my boo and I you are impressed by us. I MEAN JESUS WE HAVE BEEN SNAPPING NONSTOP FOR 1003 DAYS. That is longer than we have been dating.

Can I get a round of applause, please?

I was curious if any other couple took their Snap streak as serious as we did and I was seriously shocked by the results.

So, the first question I asked was:

Do you have a Snap streak with you S.O.?

I asked this with a simple yes or no question. So, a shocking 61% said that they did while the rest of the 39% said no.

I asked a few people to DM me about their snap streaks.

A male responded back to my story saying "[I] haven't talked to my ex in 3 months and we're still rocking a 340 day streak."

I'm telling you people, the Snap streak is that important.

While another person said, "[We] lost it at 430 something. We never tried it again, devastating loss."

The next questions I asked was:

How important is that said snap streak in your relationship?

I was also shocked to find out that the snap streak really wasn't that important to my followers. 60% of them said that they didn't really care about it, while the rest of the 40% said that it was very important.

After talking to a girl who has been in a relationship for three years I learned that the streak is really the least of their worries.

She showed me that her boyfriend's streak was only at 25. She said that she was pissed the first time that he broke it because it was all his fault (the streak was at 382). She explained that they "got another one and then I broke it and he was pissed and then we just stopped. He's also not my best friend on Snapchat either and neither of us cares about it.

Listen y'all. I was literally SHOOK.

My boyfriend has been my #1 best friend for THREE YEARS. Honestly, I never thought of anyone else taking his place LOL. I feel like he would literally KILL me if someone took his place.

She then went on to explain to me that they, "don't Snap a lot because we are always talking like whether it's texting or sending each other memes on Instagram or Twitter. We just don't snap."

Another girl told me that after she broke hers with her boyfriend she was relieved. She said "My boyfriend and I had a Snap streak for a VERY LONG time. We had it since before we started going out and it was a big part of the 'talking' stage for us before we became official. When the update came, we lost the streak and at first, we were so upset. But honestly, it became such a relief because we didn't have to worry about it anymore. Even though we saw each other so often anyway, it was nice knowing a part of our lives didn't rely solely upon a screen."

It makes total sense, but it's shocking to me that to some people just really don't care that much.

I then went to ask if anyone of my follows have beaten me and my boyfriend's streak, just in case you care, that answer was NO. *hair flip*

Then next question I asked was:

Is your Snap streak higher or lower than 100?

52% said lower and 48% said higher.

With this question I got a few DMs, I thought those were super interesting too. Some girl told me that after 100 days of snap chatting a boy, she realized she had a crush on him. So, I mean streaks do create relationships too *wink wink*.

Here's what she said, "[We are] almost to 365! We've been dating about 10 months, but have known each other for two years. Lat summer, him and my BFF jumped back and forth for the #1 and the red heart. Now him and I have the double pink heart and I'm very careful to spam him if I think we're gonna lose it."

Here is where it gets juicy ladies and gents, "By the time the streak showed up last summer, I FINALLY realized my crush on him. He's on vacation right now and gave me his password JUST IN CASE the hourglass emoji shows up, but I think if it wasn't for being for almost at 365 it wouldn't be a big deal while he's gone. After we reach that mark I wouldn't be surprised if we were less serious about it. I have more streaks than him so he's MUCH more emotionally attached to ours than I am."

We there you have it, the streak matters people.


NOTE: If you and your S.O. has beaten my boyfriend and I's streak please let me know ASAP. We'd like you to challenge you to a little friendly competition. I mean it, it's friendly.

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An Open Letter To The Girl In A Toxic Relationship Who Doesn't See The Signs To Let Go

"it took letting go to realize that I was holding onto nothing" -R.H Sin

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Dear you,

I hope you're doing well. I once thought I was too. I once thought that if he would just change, for me, everything would work. However, my sweet girl, you should not have to change people, you should not have to push people to be better, for you. You cannot help anyone, that does not want to help themselves.

In the movies, we learn to love a bad boy that needs changing. However, it isn't always your job to be boys saving grace. However, his shaming and emotional abuse is not just something you should put up with so that you can love him. That is not loving.

Love is not a constant competition of who could belittle the other one first. Love is not asking for a hug and being told no. Love does not make you feel stupid for bringing up things that hurt your feelings.

Love does not grow angry because you talk to your mom about your feelings. Love does not body shame. Love does not constantly change the passcode to their phone.

Love does not laugh when you find out they're unfaithful. Love does not tell you that you are not smart enough to accomplish anything. Love does not force their hand up your thigh when the words "no" slip out of your mouth.

Love is the warmth of a hand on your cheek when you get anxious. Love is getting your backpack out the car for you. Love is turning around when you need them. Love compromises.

Love is encouraging. Love is proud. Love is forgiving. Love sees you for who you are. Love knows you are worthy.

God is your Father and you are His daughter, so do not believe for one second that this abuse is the love you think you deserve.

Love will not always be easy. Love will be challenging and a constant prayer to not anger so quickly.

However, do not mix up challenging with the abuse. If you are losing the good pieces of yourself, then it isn't love. I know that you put a lot of time and effort into this relationship, but it is no good, you are holding on to someone whose heart is not in the right place to love you.

I connected with a poem from R. H. Sin, once I left my toxic relationship which reads, "it took letting go to realize that I was holding onto nothing."

Darling girl, you are so loved by so many people, do not let this relationship hold you back or make you feel less worthy than you are. I have always been the girl with her nose stuck up in the air smelling for smoke, to follow the trail to a burning house to find a boy that needed saving, but it is more than likely a boy that lit the fire in the first place and needs changing.

So, do not be me, be better. Be the girl that lights her own world on fire, for her work, for her family, for God. You are you and you are amazing, so do not fear being without him.

You will feel as if you have come up for air after drowning in an ocean that you had no idea you were swimming in.

The emotional abuse that this boy has put you through and maybe even physical abuse will leave you building walls around your heart. It will make other relationships hard, but you are so so strong.

You will meet someone that makes you so happy and feel so easy to love, you will never understand how you stuck around with the one that hurt you for so long.

You deserve to grow from this, and I promise you will.

Let go.

xoxo,

The girl who learned from a toxic relationship

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Being Far Away From My Boyfriend Actually Strengthened Our Relationship Instead Of Forcing It Apart

While we were apart, we became closer.

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Before I really start this article, I just want to say that my relationship isn't truly a long distance relationship. We are both college students at the same university eight months out of the year, but the other four months we live quite a distance apart. Even during those four months, we are only about 150 miles from each other as the bird flies, but really about three hours from each other.

Being in a relationship where I'm not able to see my boyfriend every day or even every week has been a real challenge. But it's been a good challenge. It hasn't been a challenge because I've felt unfaithful or fallen out of love with him in any way. It's challenging because I miss him. We both work jobs and our schedules aren't the same and oftentimes we aren't able to talk to each other unless it's early in the morning or late at night. There are times when all I want to do is talk to him and tell him about how my day went and get a big bear hug from him. Unfortunately, I'm not really able to do this.

I firmly believe that being apart from each other for days, weeks, or even months have brought us closer than we could've ever imagined. We knew that this would be difficult, and we knew that there would be bad days, but we decided to power through it. It has made each time that we are able to see each other so much more special and meaningful.

Seeing each other has become more of spending time with each other than just laying around on the couch playing around on our phones. It's become really getting to know each other better and catching up on all the things we had missed. It's become a time for us to simply be in each other's presence and enjoy being able to talk face to face without a phone in the middle of us. We go on more adventurous dates, we take more pictures, and I think we would both easily say that we fall more and more in love with each other after each opportunity we have to spend time together.

Spending time together is no longer a daily activity, but it has become a right to be earned through hard work and several paychecks as travel can become expensive. We no longer take opportunities to see each other for granted, and it has made us grow closer because we aren't able to spend time together often. We look forward to the days when we won't have to worry about being apart but know that this is only a stepping stone in our relationship.

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