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Ever discovered your self hysterically weeping in a fast-food joint’s parking lot, your very best pal concurrently attempting to hand-feed you and keep your own hair back even though you yell, «simply take me personally away! Just how am I going to ever embark on? I’ll most likely never love again!» through snotty rips? Or are you … maybe not gay?

Ah, heartbreak! The reason tunes tend to be sung and mural art tend to be colored, the inspiration behind high art-like

Romeo and Juliet


Red (Taylor’s Variation)

. I thought I’d viewed it all, thought all the pain. But we
began online dating ladies
— and unfortuitously, something they forget about to mention at Lesbian Orientation is that very first queer breakup will wreck you, in a «can I be hospitalized for this immense and insurmountable struggling» variety of means. Ultimately experiencing physically and mentally lured (and dedicated) to somebody you adore just hits various.

A couple weeks before, i discovered my self in the throes of my personal basic lesbian break up. I break up my personal ex’s top into a thousand parts, smeared puppy poop all-over it, and kept it out for them to see in leading property. I quickly retired to your convenience of my despair cavern (my personal sleep) and did exactly what any heartbroken Gen Z–millennial cusp must do mid-breakup: doomscroll on TikTok to the wee many hours. But as I started the app and the small FBI man during my phone shuttled me personally straight to the front web page of Lesbian TikTok, we rapidly noticed the sapphic gods had not only arrive for me personally — they’d are available for all of us


. Into the terms of queer TikToker Victoria Paris, »
All of the white homosexual ladies are fighting!

Blame it in the
Lesbian Breakup Curse
. Through the few days I happened to be unplugged from internet, lying facedown on my kitchen floor and experience sorry for my self, Lesbian TikTok definitely imploded over a series of high-profile queer breakups that tore the #wlw area to parts.

It seems like all of the TikTok lesbians are splitting up as well, therefore the drama makes

Fancy Island

seem like child’s play. Per some, the Curse was
in the beginning cast
when lesbian pop star Fletcher began teasing a brand new track from her coming record album,

Girl of My Personal Fantasies

. The track, «Becky’s therefore Hot,» talks of how hot the woman ex’s brand new girlfriend is and suggests that she would like to know how hot-girl Becky «tastes.» Fletcher’s ex, prominent LGBTQ YouTuber Shannon Beveridge, rapidly got to TikTok herself responding into the song, making clear that «no-one asked permission.» Gay

All of a sudden, star partners starting from A-lister
JoJo Siwa
and former sweetheart Kylie Prew, to university baseball celebrity
Sedona Prince
and previous girl Rylee LeGlue happened to be splitting up quicker than they could U-Haul to begin with. Therefore the gays online were Eating! It! Upwards! There were clapback duets, incriminating opinion
, not too sly visits to
, $80
literal invoices
— how do a lesbian with a regular job and a screen-time limit on the phone probably actually ever keep pace?! Well, I did just what any heartbroken lesbian have to do each time in this way: I called out from work, jumped countless popcorn, got a couple of Klonopin, smashed that «disregard Limit» switch, and held scrolling.

Just before come at me personally for reveling in the suffering of real folks, discover the one thing: When you’re in your own dark destination, it could feel well to view someone else’s life break down. Or else, how come we see incredible real life shows like

Love Isle


90 Day Fiancé

? Even a good antique rom-com can hit the place. Drama heals drama, and nothing shuts your brain down like projecting yours discomfort and struggling onto simple Brits which only want to find really love in a villa.

The Lesbian Breakup Curse is more than only a strange (and perchance astrological) technology taking over our social-media nourishes. It fills a requirement for content that is relatable, sensible, and highly relevant to the queer society. While I ended up being finally in a position to lock my personal phone, dry my rips, put on some chunky platform footwear, and do the L.A. lesbian club scene by violent storm, the No. 1 subject of conversation was actually, predictably, the Curse. This will be our Super Bowl.

Lesbian representation in the mass media is little (and shady!) at best, once you are considering meaningless gay separation material, it’s slender pickings for all of us queers. This obsession utilizing the personal internet dating physical lives of lesbian ladies is due to a desperation for actually good homosexual television. Whenever we had a lesbian internet dating tv show concerning carabiners, the Woods on a Wednesday evening, and traveling 12 hours and three time zones for a first go out, we probably wouldn’t need to focus a whole lot on a «curse» that has been outlined for people on TikTok.

Therefore yes, its correct I became a prey associated with Lesbian break up Curse (apparently, it strikes those who are with under 100 followers on TikTok, as well), however it pulled me personally right up because of the bootstraps, slapped me personally around several times, had gotten myself through the dog-poop period, and assisted myself obtain some necessary perspective. Actually, i do believe I’ll credit my whole data recovery towards Curse — we gays actually lift each other upwards, you should not we? And speaking of raising upwards, right stress, no exes happened to be damaged into the writing for this tale. Really, after half a session of partners treatment and one Phoebe Bridgers show, we aren’t just exes any longer. (Gay, i am aware.)