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"Gatsbying" Is Now A Thing In The Modern Dating World - What Is It?

I admit fully that I find articles about "modern dating" hilarious, but I always read the click bait to see what ridiculous notions they make. 

Well, this one caught my eye, because of the literary attachment that is "Gatsbying" - AKA making a note to the book The Great Gatsby. 

Apparently, the term was explained in a Reddit Post, according to Bustle, as the following act:

"Posting a Snapchat to your story and then waiting for that one specific person to watch it, is the modern day equivalent of Gatsby throwing elaborate parties seeking Daisy's attention."

If you think about it - that's totally something that people do these days. They wait for someone to like their posts, watch their Snapchat / Stories, or like their Statuses. It's the new "vague-booking," to be honest.

Bustle's post notes that they consider this a form of flirting, but as a person who doesn't like to play games, or speaking to the people that do, you're better off living your life than trying to get someone to notice that you're "Living your life."

Plus, if you're feeling the need to do that, like Jay Gatsby, maybe it's just time to move on.


Amy Cooper is the type of journalist that when asked "What do you bring to the table," she replies "I am the table.