The internet is vast and filled with nazis and bad news. Twitter — the home of Alex Jones, Eric Garland threads, and people who quote tweet Trump news with the caption “This changes everything” — is somehow even worse, save one particular user (sorry Cute Animal Twitter, you’re still in time out).
Relationships.txt, also known as @redditships, is an account that tweets out screenshots of the most absurd (and occasionally delightful) posts in r/relationships. Sometimes the unknown person behind the account might comment on the post at hand, or announce they’re taking a vacation, but otherwise, it’s just some weird Reddit stories formatted for your viewing pleasure.
Though r/relationships ostensibly exists to give Redditors with relationship problems a place to air their grievances and crowdsource advice, over the years the Maury Povich show of the internet. If you somehow haven’t heard of the grand saga of Jenny, Carly, and u/MyLifeSuxNow — and you have a couple hours to fall down a rabbit hole of utter insanity — this thread is a prime example of r/relationships at its most potent.
Relationships.txt has collected the rest:
Some are cute, standard etiquette fare:
I [26 M] met a girl [22 F] on the subway today. Would it be appropriate to message her on LinkedIn to ask for a date? pic.twitter.com/I0SQGh7duo— relationships.txt (@redditships) August 8, 2018
need some hand measurements to help calm my girlfriends F(21) anxiety about big her big hands. pic.twitter.com/1JwYl0YmnO— relationships.txt (@redditships) August 21, 2018
Some are uh... not:
My [24M] Girlfriend [23F] has the weirdest hobbies in existence, and they make me kinda uncomfortable. pic.twitter.com/3IMsUuD0La— relationships.txt (@redditships) July 20, 2018
Me [29 F] with my boyfriend [36M] of two years. He got me drunk last night and shaved my head while I was passed out. pic.twitter.com/RQ2gxAhU77— relationships.txt (@redditships) December 14, 2017
Some are completely unbelievable but in that charming, totally riveting way that good Reddit posts are:
My (37F) husband (32M) is quarreling with my boyfriend (25M) and I'm not sure how I should handle it. pic.twitter.com/rTq58BY5Oa— relationships.txt (@redditships) May 30, 2018
Me [23 F] with my fwb [24 M] of 1 month, he won't stop saying this weird phrase pic.twitter.com/yuJf6TmTIm— relationships.txt (@redditships) November 12, 2017
And some are just beyond words:
He is an ardent monarchist (we are in the UK) but not in the typical use of the word (ie liking the Queen being an impartial head of state), he literally believes in the divine right of kings and that it is the only natural form of government. pic.twitter.com/7KXo0OXQkT— relationships.txt (@redditships) August 18, 2018
I have both my husband and daughter drinking milk from one breast each while I lay down and watch TV or cuddle with them or so. Is this weird? pic.twitter.com/fhXibM7Syx— relationships.txt (@redditships) November 19, 2017
For a brief respite from that guy who overuses the 👀 emoji and your friend who lives in Trump’s mentions and wallow in the probably-real mistakes of internet strangers on a platform far removed from where they belong. (P.S. There’s also a similar account for r/legal_advice ).