Can Everyone Stop Pretending To Be Anti-Social On The Internet?

I never thought I’d see the day. But if you take a gander at Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter, you’ll see it’s finally cool to be the one to leave the party early.

I spent my childhood years hating sleepovers for fear that I’d be the first one to fall asleep first and get drawn all over with markers, and I spent my college years falling asleep standing up at clubs, so this new “trend” is a welcome change.

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Except all those gifs, memes, and listicles about being anti-social, sleepy, and preferring Netflix over clubbing are actually big fat lies.

Seriously, the movement of bragging about being anti-social and hating parties on social media is just as bad as the movement where skinny Instagram models flaunt their obsession with pizza. Both are fake af.

How do I know this? Because I sign onto Twitter and see memes like this:

But when I’m staying in on a Friday night, I know in my heart that my friends are texting each other about me saying how I used to be fun and how I suck now. Or, if I actually manage to go out, I am then given the stink eye by my “friends” once they realize I’m not trying to take shots of Jose or that I’m leaving at 1 a.m. because I actually *gasp* have to get up early for work in the morning.

The memes may suggest different, but IRL, if you miss someone’s birthday party, they get pissed at you.

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I know what you’re thinking, “damn, sounds like this girl just needs better friends,” and you’d be correct. But my point is, the internet has tried so hard to make being an introvert sound cool when it’s really kind of shitty sometimes.

Maybe it does sound cool when it’s some hot artsy babe tweeting about being in the #sadgirlsclub. But when you’re a regular betch with friends, responsibilities, and a job or two, it’s really hard to be the type of person that never wants to leave your apartment and instead wants to sleep the day away. In fact, it actually makes people not want to be your friend. And as enticing as spending your entire life alone with Netflix and never having to share your Taco Bell is, sometimes you need a friend or two.

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Sorry for getting all deep on you, but all I’m saying is: practice what you preach. Don’t be that girl who posts cute memes about leaving the party early and then call Becky a fake bitch for leaving the bar at midnight on your birthday. If you do, then you’re the one that’s being fake!

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