You get a very specific type of clout when you're dating a celebrity. While it can be hard to have your relationship in the public eye, there are some pros to it. Here are the stories of the Redditors that have dated a celeb.
u/sabr_miranda asked: Normal people who have dated famous people, how was it like?
What a cool dude.
I dated the drummer from a very popular band (and moonlighted for two other very popular bands) for about a year. He went on tour and I was in college so it didn't work out, but we're still really close friends and talk frequently. He never signed anything for me because he always said, "I only sign stuff for people I'll never see again." He says that still, and it's kind of cool because we see each other every now and then since we live relatively close to each other.
It was fun showing up with him to my friends birthdays and stuff, they were all kind of star struck (because they loved one of the really huge bands) and he would turn on the charm and make it special. He was/ is a good sport about that sort of thing.
That's gotta be tough.Giphy
A friend of a friend is engaged to Jonah Hill. He's a nice guy, they travel a lot, he obviously is pretty wealthy but funny, relatively normal. Doesn't love the spotlight - he went to a college graduation and everyone made such a big deal that he was there and tried to take pictures that he had to leave because he just wanted to support his girlfriend's sister.
My mom met her now-best friend at a party, the friend was new in town so my mom brought baby me over to play with her kids. She said the entryway had a ton of sports memorabilia, so she assumed they were just really big sports fans. The friend's husband came home in workout clothes, apologizes because he's been at practice and my mom says "which high school are you coaching?"
He was actually a big-deal NBA player who'd recently been traded to our city's team. He's always been a really cool family-oriented guy, he'd take us behind the scenes for all the games, floor seats, it was a blast. He's still involved in the NBA now (not as a player) and is just as cool.
A pupper fan.
Family friend dated Juliet from Lost for awhile. He said it was really tough to be in public with her because she would get swarmed. She apparently really loved walking dogs and actually took our dog on a walk one time when she visited. She loved being in the middle of nowhere apparently. She was exceptionally nice though and we talked a lot about the Red Sox which was cool for young me.
Those darn weebs.Giphy
I dated a now very famous cosplayer about 5 years ago. Back then she had around 150k Instagram followers, now she has around 600k I believe. Those 150k were bad enough.
She posted ONE picture of us together about 3 months into the relationship. Just us smiling together on a date.
I received personal DMs and comments on my Instagram, even after our relationship ended about 6 months later, hundreds upon hundreds of:
- death threats, on account of not being good enough in the eyes of her fans
- penis pics from men who wanted me to know that their manhood would satisfy her more than mine
- repeated spam comments on any and all pictures I had personal friends and family tagged in so they would get notifications for every. single. one.
Our relationship ended because she moved across the country and I couldn't commit to that, but her insane fans were a contributing factor to that lack of commitment. Not a life I wanted. Even after she deleted the picture and I made my Instagram private, I still dealt with thousands of follower requests, these people finding my Twitter/Facebook, and so on for a good year or two after we broke up.
Only the men though. A lot of her female fans would leave nice comments. Those dudes, though. God.
Random but cool!
Not me, and this is from a while ago, but a friend's sister dated Max Baer Jr., Jethro from The Beverly Hillbillies. They parted on good terms.
He is a super nice guy, smart and kind. He could not come to the sister's wedding but sent a nice letter and an EXTREMELY generous gift.
That influencer life.
So I dated an IG influencer back in college. Not famous, but girls would recognize her in the streets (NYC). It was fine and first but we couldn't even get a drink at the bar without people coming up to her for a selfie. And the guys were beyond creepy. I would often catch men (middle aged mostly) just staring her down. I called out a few and they left us alone after that.
Anyway social media dictated her happiness. We would be having a great time and she would completely lose it because her video only got X amount of likes. I eventually broke it off because of the stress her "career" had on the relationship.
TLDR; go outside and enjoy nature and stay off social media.
Must've been a fun wedding.Giphy
My mother in law is a famous celeb. She's surprisingly down to earth as is her son (my husband).
She actually hates the fame part of her career path and the fact that she can't go anywhere unrecognized. She can't leave her home without looking great at all times.. makeup, hair, carefully selected outfit.
When we go out with her, people stare a lot. I'm very aware of it but she and her son don't notice it anymore. Fans are very polite but they do interrupt frequently for selfies or to start conversations with her. She is polite but tries her best to send them off quickly. It can get invasive and frustrating, especially when you're just trying to have a meal, conversation or run errands.
We have been harassed by paparazzi a few times in our outings, especially when she was dating another very famous celebrity. During that time, I had to make sure I looked my best too because I was showing up in photos and video.
She invited other well-known celebrities to our wedding. Some of my guests probably RSVPd yes because of it. Congratulatory messages and photos were printed in national magazines and television shows.
The main benefit is that when we are with her, we get VIP treatment everywhere we go. We get the best service. We are prioritized at restaurants, get complimentary desserts, are upgraded to the best suites at hotels, and so on. She herself is often upgraded to first class on planes. People will bend over backwards for her and we get to take in the benefit of that.
On a one-on-one it's completely normal with her, like with any other MIL. I often forget she's a celeb and only remember when she starts being hounded for selfies.
I dated a famous guitar player before he was famous. I'm not going to name names because I don't want to link my account with my real life for obvious reasons. I broke up with him because I didn't want to be in a relationship with a famous person and I didn't want to hamper his success. I didn't like the role of being a musician's girlfriend (yes, despite the r/ name I am a chick). There were always lots of girls who wanted to get around him after shows and I didn't want to have to share my life with the public and he did, plus his career made having a normal dating life hell.
He was regionally famous when we were together. The last straw for me was going out on my birthday for dinner and to see a show. He got invited up on stage to play a song with the band and I was left standing around by myself, once again having to play the supporting role when I just wanted one day that would be about what I wanted (I just wanted to have some cheesecake and do a little dancing).
I think it's weird to see this person as a public figure. He's starting to age and is getting past his prime, which is even weirder. He became famous relatively young and now he's starting to look like worn out. I hope he's happy and I'm happy for him.
People used to act like I was crazy for breaking up with him on the cusp on him becoming famous and I was just like *shrug*. Fame dating wasn't fun for me and I see why so many celebrity couples break up. It's a hard life and it makes normal stability hard.
Just a persona.
I know someone whose mum dated Gordon Ramsay before she met her dad. Apparently he's a really nice guy. The TV stuff seems to be a persona to drive people to exceed.
Fame is tough.Giphy
I'm a stage actor in London and my last girlfriend (also an actor) got a principal role in a TV series. It went from being hungover, eating morning after kebabs in my shared flat to seeing her being interviewed on international TV in a matter of months.
We used to go out for drinks a few nights a week, but it became a huge chore almost instantly. But she's so lovely, bless her, that she'd talk to everyone. I'm a lot more miserable than her, and can't stand people talking to me when I'm eating so I'd be really pissy. Haha.
She ended up moving to the states and we broke up, but still text all the time.
It made me realise that fame is an unfortunate side effect of the work. Being famous is sh*t.
During my first enlistment, I was doing my usual perusing of the college bars for some fun easy to get sex. Clicked with a chick and she took me to the beach house she had rented a few blocks away. Sex was GREAT.
Found out next morning during pillow talk she's a fairly well known porn star that lived south of where we were. The house had been rented to film a porn the previous day. Yes she was the star. No I'm not grossed out.
I dated Marilyn Manson back when he was playing Paul on The Wonder Years. He was cool except that time he had a rib removed to blow himself.
Do not care.Giphy
I'm not going to say who it is to respect his privacy, but he still plays and will have made upwards of $100M by now.
And yes, the cheating is absolutely insane. They literally do not give two sh*ts. It's so expected. I'm absolutely positive his wife knows and just looks the other way. All the baseball wives do.
At least they found true love.
I dated a now famous YouTuber for 6 years, we were together for four years before his career took off but once it did our entire relationship became sort of fodder for his channel. Even his proposal, which was sweet but awkward and stilted was taped from start to finish and once edited came out looking like the most gorgeous, romantic thing. I remember reading through his IG and YouTube comments obsessively as strangers gushed about "shipping" us and how we were this amazing couple and half of me using it as a justification to stay in it and the other half thinking " if only you knew how miserable we really are..." .
After we broke up he deleted almost every shred that we were ever together off his accounts except one video of us. Maybe once a year I'll go back and watch it to remind myself of who I was then and because his cinematography is goddamn gorgeous.
I met my now husband a week after we broke up, we started dating 9 months later and got married 9 months after that. Everything just felt more natural with him and like what love actually feels like, not just what it looks like on the surface.
Board games are designed carefully by teams of experts. Countless brainstorm sessions are carried out, designs and prototypes are proposed and changed, and plenty of focus groups are consulted along the way.
Start On a High Note<p>"In Scrabble, the person who can make the longest word goes first, highest points breaks a tie. This makes the game more fun by ensuring there are lots of places to play your letters." -- <a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/l0f4k2/what_is_an_extra_rule_your_family_added_to_a/gjtfphl?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3" target="_blank">mimlitsch</a></p><p style="margin-left: 20px;">"I thought this was a legit rule lol my family does this too." -- <a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/l0f4k2/what_is_an_extra_rule_your_family_added_to_a/gjtq75g?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3" target="_blank">OakSmoke2019</a></p><p style="margin-left: 20px;">"That's an amazing rule! Also it would be ideal if they started the word slightly to the left so ensure a more balanced board." -- <a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/l0f4k2/what_is_an_extra_rule_your_family_added_to_a/gjtov6t?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3" target="_blank">z0rb0r</a></p>
The Long Game<p>"My father in law keeps note of who has wronged him with a series of annotations beside the score when we play cards" -- <a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/l0f4k2/what_is_an_extra_rule_your_family_added_to_a/gjtqg0e?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3" target="_blank">8765432109</a></p><p style="margin-left: 20px;">"Plot twist: it's not to get revenge in-game, it's to give him the longest list at the annual Festivus Airing of the Grievances." -- <a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/l0f4k2/what_is_an_extra_rule_your_family_added_to_a/gjuidz0?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3" target="_blank">YVRJon</a></p><p style="margin-left: 20px;">"That's amazingly petty and I absolutely love it." -- <a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/l0f4k2/what_is_an_extra_rule_your_family_added_to_a/gjv4xlt?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3" target="_blank">DKlurifax</a></p>
Corrupt Capitalism<p>"In monopoly we have a rule that my sister cant be the banker otherwise its like watching Oceans 11" -- <a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/l0f4k2/what_is_an_extra_rule_your_family_added_to_a/gjtpe9o?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3" target="_blank">graeuk</a></p><p style="margin-left: 20px;">"Hubby is not allowed to even SIT near the banker, and no one stores any money anywhere near him. If HE suggests we play, we scour the area for hidden money before he sits down." -- <a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/l0f4k2/what_is_an_extra_rule_your_family_added_to_a/gjuc5di?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3" target="_blank">RunnerMomLady</a></p>
Piping Down<p>"In every co-op game (Pandemic, Castle Panic, whatever), there is usually someone who tries to tell everyone what to do. I can accidentally be this person."</p><p>"So, I implemented the 'right hand man' rule. IF the person whose turn it is want advice (IF), they can only get it from the person on their right. Nobody else can say anything."</p><p>"Makes things way more enjoyable."</p><p>-- <a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/l0f4k2/what_is_an_extra_rule_your_family_added_to_a/gjtp4ep?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3" target="_blank">ThrowAwayTheTeaBag</a></p>
Unstoppable Bob<p>"Trouble is a fun little game. Unfortunately, with the wife and son, we only have three players. Four players makes it even more fun, so we have a fourth player we call 'Bob.'"</p><p>"Bob gets the last turn in the cycle. Someone rolls for Bob, and then the three of us agree on what Bob's best move is."</p><p>"It's especially fun when you have to agree that Bob's best move is to take out one of your own pieces."</p><p>-- <a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/l0f4k2/what_is_an_extra_rule_your_family_added_to_a/gjtoifo?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3" target="_blank">LockjawTheOgre</a></p>
Spicing Things Up<p>"'The Mugging Rule' in Monopoly."</p><p>"If I land on a space that you are currently occupying, I can choose to mug you. We take turns rolling the dice, if I roll higher, I steal $100, if you roll higher I go to jail."</p><p>--<a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/l0f4k2/what_is_an_extra_rule_your_family_added_to_a/gjtld17?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3" target="_blank">garysredditaccount</a></p>
The Seat of Wisdom<p>"In Trivial Pursuit, we have a rule - if the player being asked doesn't know the answer, they can ask the room. The room doesn't actually answer, but they say whether they know the answer or not."</p><p>"If nobody knows the answer, it's considered an invalid question, and another card gets drawn instead. (if someone in the room does know, but the player being asked doesn't, then it's just a plain old 'pass')"</p><p>"My Dad knows a lot of stuff ... I mean, a LOT. When he was a kid he read the Encyclopaedia Britannica for fun. Basically, the rule was born from, 'If even Dad doesn't know the answer, then nobody does and it's a terrible question.'"</p><p>-- <a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/l0f4k2/what_is_an_extra_rule_your_family_added_to_a/gjtfsx0?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3" target="_blank">xenchik</a></p>
Because Why the Hell Not<p>"At the end of scrabble you make up a story with all the words on the board. We never looked at the tiles for scores, we just played to get the best words on the board." -- <a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/l0f4k2/what_is_an_extra_rule_your_family_added_to_a/gjtl8bt?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3" target="_blank">blupidibla</a></p><p style="margin-left: 20px;">"We did something similar with Cards Against Humanity. Pick up a card, start the story, go around the table. Got some really weird stories." -- <a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/l0f4k2/what_is_an_extra_rule_your_family_added_to_a/gjts286?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3" target="_blank">Snorks43</a></p>
Updated to the Modern Era<p>"Nukes in Risk"</p><p>"If you roll three sixes when attacking you defeat every army on the territory you're attacking into. If you roll three ones, you nuke yourself and lose every army in the territory you're attacking from"</p><p>-- <a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/l0f4k2/what_is_an_extra_rule_your_family_added_to_a/gjtaz1j?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3" target="_blank">Len-K</a></p>
A Confidence Exercise<p>"If you say sorry while playing Uno, you pick up 2 cards! Slap that +4 down with authority!"</p><p>"Also, if you have exactly the same card as the one that has just been played, you can jump in and play your duplicate regardless of if it's your turn or not"</p><p>-- <a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/l0f4k2/what_is_an_extra_rule_your_family_added_to_a/gjtla61?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3" target="_blank">jb28737</a></p>
Businesses have to turn a profit to be able to stay operational. We get it. A consumer is paying more than it costs to make the product to purchase the product. The upside of accepting this fact should be we're being provided a service and experience we couldn't possibly get on our own. However, there are those products that are overcharged, especially compared to the development costs, that are charged a high price for what feels like no reason outside of making a ridiculous amount of money.
We've Failed As A Country<img lazy-loadable="true" data-runner-src="https://assets.rebelmouse.io/eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiIsInR5cCI6IkpXVCJ9.eyJpbWFnZSI6Imh0dHBzOi8vYXNzZXRzLnJibC5tcy8yNTUxMTI0MC9vcmlnaW4uZ2lmIiwiZXhwaXJlc19hdCI6MTY2OTUzMTk4N30.v_jA_yhZtTiM3UW8BpOcqMdoAobVLX8r0mxdGwHP3VU/img.gif?width=980" id="dd0e7" class="rm-shortcode" data-rm-shortcode-id="520d0d9900662479f6420f440d1f03f5" data-rm-shortcode-name="rebelmouse-image" data-width="480" data-height="366" />stinging the simpsons GIFGiphy<p>Epi-pens. They cost like 2 bucks to make and then are sold for like $150</p><p><a target="_blank" href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/kyp6bb/what_is_cheaply_made_but_sold_at_a_ridiculous/gjhvlb7?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3">Willis644</a></p><p>Paid $400 two years ago.</p><p><a target="_blank" href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/kyp6bb/what_is_cheaply_made_but_sold_at_a_ridiculous/gjhw9xv?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3">Inlieuof456</a></p>
Seeing The Numbers Laid Out For You<p>I'll never forget learning that the movie theater I worked at paid $5 for a 24 pack of Dasani bottles. We charged $4.50 for 1.</p><p><a target="_blank" href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/kyp6bb/what_is_cheaply_made_but_sold_at_a_ridiculous/gjieyyw?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3">DownBad1</a></p><p>The movie theatre near me has a Starbucks built in with the same prices as other nearby Starbuxes. It's the cheapest drinks at the theatre.</p><p><a target="_blank" href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/kyp6bb/what_is_cheaply_made_but_sold_at_a_ridiculous/gjj1xos?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3">ProfessionalYoghurt</a></p>
You Might Say We're BLIND To The Costs?<p>Glasses! I watched a video on the sunglasses/glasses/eyeware industry in middle school economics and we've been scammed this entire time!</p><p><a target="_blank" href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/kyp6bb/what_is_cheaply_made_but_sold_at_a_ridiculous/gjhrnbk?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3">butteryturtle17</a></p><p>I was a certified optician and ran a lens lab for Pearle Vision in the early 2000's.</p><p>Our most expensive frames, excluding the weird Armani sh-t we carried, cost us $20-$30 per frame. They sold for $200-$400 depending. Our cheapest frames cost us $2-3 each, and none sold for less $50.</p>
Break It Down To Its Simplest Components<p>Sodium Chloride IV bags in hospitals in the United States. It costs less than $1 to make but hospitals can charge over $200+ per bag.</p><p><a target="_blank" href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/kyp6bb/what_is_cheaply_made_but_sold_at_a_ridiculous/gjhuw1m?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3">ParaPixie</a></p><p>$500 per bag...or so I have seen on medical records.</p><p><a target="_blank" href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/kyp6bb/what_is_cheaply_made_but_sold_at_a_ridiculous/gjhw78i?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3">Inlieuof456</a></p>
Overpriced Powder<img lazy-loadable="true" data-runner-src="https://assets.rebelmouse.io/eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiIsInR5cCI6IkpXVCJ9.eyJpbWFnZSI6Imh0dHBzOi8vYXNzZXRzLnJibC5tcy8yNTUxMTIxMy9vcmlnaW4uZ2lmIiwiZXhwaXJlc19hdCI6MTY3MTc3MzYxNn0.t50mct1_MMVA5lPUdCz_W1zKtFTHEvGjqimuFfeAQXU/img.gif?width=980" id="c6a89" class="rm-shortcode" data-rm-shortcode-id="a4adc37981bf873843770f539ee8e282" data-rm-shortcode-name="rebelmouse-image" data-width="480" data-height="356" />The Simpsons Reaction GIF by moodmanGiphy<p>Makeup - that sh-t is produced cheap, especially the high end brands</p><p><a href="https://www.reddit.com/user/SlytherinGirl125/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">SlytherinGirl125</a></p><p>This!! Most cosmetics in general basically. Part of why most makeup stores have such relaxed return policies... Eyeshadow palettes cost like 20 cents each to manufacture and sell for $50.</p><p><a href="https://www.reddit.com/user/jengiekat/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">jengiekat</a></p>
Less Clothing Material Somehow Costs More?<p>Baby clothes are marked up by 1000% on average</p><p><a target="_blank" href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/kyp6bb/what_is_cheaply_made_but_sold_at_a_ridiculous/gjhv56l?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3">GlutonForPUNishment</a></p><p>No kidding. Buying clothes at Christmas for my niece, nephew, and stepson was flooring.</p><p>Now we have another one on the way. I'm hoping hand-me-downs will be like 90% of the clothing we have for it.</p><p><a target="_blank" href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/kyp6bb/what_is_cheaply_made_but_sold_at_a_ridiculous/gji5svy?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3">wHUT_fun</a></p>
You Ever Thought About How Much Soda Is Anywhere Besides Theaters?<p>Carbonated beverages and popcorn are what keep restaurants and movie theatres in business.</p><p><a target="_blank" href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/kyp6bb/what_is_cheaply_made_but_sold_at_a_ridiculous/gjhtafx?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3">HIPS79</a></p>
Costs Little To Plug In<p>Any cable (usb, hdmi etc). They cost pennies to make</p><p><a target="_blank" href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/kyp6bb/what_is_cheaply_made_but_sold_at_a_ridiculous/gjhyomh?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3">Magazines192</a></p><p>Company I used to work for would give us cables at the price they purchased them for. I would get HDMI and cell phone cables that would retail at $15-$20 for around $1-$2.</p><p><a target="_blank" href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/kyp6bb/what_is_cheaply_made_but_sold_at_a_ridiculous/gjihog3?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3">mockg</a></p>
At-Home Printers Are A Nightmare<p>Printer cartridges.</p><p><a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/kyp6bb/what_is_cheaply_made_but_sold_at_a_ridiculous/gjhryea?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">101forgotmypassword</a></p><p>Lil fun fact. The [cartridge] in new printers are mostly just 1/2 or 1/4 filled :(</p><p><a target="_blank" href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/kyp6bb/what_is_cheaply_made_but_sold_at_a_ridiculous/gji1d68?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3">Feedcore</a></p>
It's Only About Money. Every. Single. Year.<img lazy-loadable="true" data-runner-src="https://assets.rebelmouse.io/eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiIsInR5cCI6IkpXVCJ9.eyJpbWFnZSI6Imh0dHBzOi8vYXNzZXRzLnJibC5tcy8yNTUxMTIyMC9vcmlnaW4uZ2lmIiwiZXhwaXJlc19hdCI6MTY1NDc3NjcxOH0.zlr_8LRKmI4vxfoWYq3YyUTHOGnex2-Wq0XvnMoTGJw/img.gif?width=980" id="19909" class="rm-shortcode" data-rm-shortcode-id="05b57a3719942ec4e760b02d62a6ae97" data-rm-shortcode-name="rebelmouse-image" data-width="320" data-height="234" />the simpsons GIFGiphy<p>College textbooks on their 2nd to 100th edition.</p><p><a target="_blank" href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/kyp6bb/what_is_cheaply_made_but_sold_at_a_ridiculous/gji3gfv?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3">asecretspy</a></p><p>It's annoying because they could keep the same text book and allow students to pass them onto the next generation of college students but no, they have to create a new book each time and make it a requirement to have that new book.</p><p><a target="_blank" href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/kyp6bb/what_is_cheaply_made_but_sold_at_a_ridiculous/gjil3lx?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3">beluuuuuuga</a></p>
Okay, Seriously, We've Failed As A Country<p>Insulin</p><p><a target="_blank" href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/kyp6bb/what_is_cheaply_made_but_sold_at_a_ridiculous/gjhtzcy?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3">Scaryassmanbear</a></p><p>It's criminal how much they charge compared to the manufacturing costs.</p><p><a target="_blank" href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/kyp6bb/what_is_cheaply_made_but_sold_at_a_ridiculous/gjhy5g6?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3">The_Mr_Ibad<br></a></p><p><em>Want to "know" more? Never miss another big, odd, funny, or heartbreaking moment again. Sign up for the Knowable newsletter <a href="https://mailchi.mp/knowable/knowable-newsletter-in-content" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">here</a>. </em><br><a target="_blank" href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/kyp6bb/what_is_cheaply_made_but_sold_at_a_ridiculous/gjhy5g6?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3"></a></p>
Recently I was shopping in a Walmart and my day had been a cavalcade of suck. I'm still carrying Covid weight, my hair is greying and uncut and before I went to the store I opened a Diet Coke that blew up in my face and stained my new white shirt. So naturally, I went to the liquor store to preserve what was left of the hours before me. I didn't bother to change. Why? Nobody is looking.
While I was in the checkout a woman tapped me on the shoulder and said... "You have beautiful eyes. I noticed them above your mask. I saw you in the aisle and I just wanted to say that." I thanked her and we parted. After I stopped crying in my car while eating a rotisserie chicken and drinking a vodka/diet (in my mother's driveway... not driving) I reflected on that woman's kind words. They were short, simple and her intentions were only good. Yes, she was giving me a superficial boost, but, I needed it. And tomorrow was a better day because of it. Sometimes... a little compliment goes a really long way.Redditor u/akar17 wanted to hear about all the ways we can make others smile by asking... What is the nicest compliment you have ever received?
Crush<img lazy-loadable="true" data-runner-src="https://assets.rebelmouse.io/eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiIsInR5cCI6IkpXVCJ9.eyJpbWFnZSI6Imh0dHBzOi8vYXNzZXRzLnJibC5tcy8yNTUwOTQ5Ni9vcmlnaW4uZ2lmIiwiZXhwaXJlc19hdCI6MTYzOTY0MTcwOX0.4UTUrjmg151OWDmtb16h0-r4fbvrhDO1hVuqxHr32EQ/img.gif?width=980" id="67f81" class="rm-shortcode" data-rm-shortcode-id="0a51b9dbde34a499f55502ca68ab541f" data-rm-shortcode-name="rebelmouse-image" data-width="480" data-height="428" />bashful snow white and the seven dwarves GIFGiphy<p>A older friend of mine told me his daughter (teen) had a crush on me (not a teen) and said he was glad because that meant she had good taste and would find a good man when she grew up. I still think about it because although I was slightly uncomfortable I knew that must have been even harder for him to say which to me made it that much more meaningful. </p><p><a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/l10qx2/what_is_the_nicest_compliment_you_have_ever/gjx1ktr?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Kindbarbarian</a></p>
fathers & sons<p>I lost my dad when I was in high school and a friend's mother wrote a condolence card that said "I never knew your dad but I do know the young man that he raised, and because of that I know what an amazing father he was." I got a lot of condolence cards around that time and that is the only one I remember.</p><p><em>Edit: </em>thanks for the kind words, everyone! It was almost 20 years ago so it doesn't hurt quite so much anymore. We will all lose our parents someday unless they lose us first - and those are the real tragedies. </p><p><a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/l10qx2/what_is_the_nicest_compliment_you_have_ever/gjx16j0?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3" target="_blank">Renzology026</a></p>
Let's do Trivia....<p>This was when I might have been 8-9 years old. I used to do well in trivia and quizzing. Not insanely good just good enough for people to notice. In our school sometimes if a teacher was absent a different teacher used to fill in their classes and these periods would be self study or something boring. One of the teachers who knew about me used to call me to the front of the class and frequently asked me to be the quizmaster and organize a mini trivia contest as an activity for that period. </p>
Ride or Die<img lazy-loadable="true" data-runner-src="https://assets.rebelmouse.io/eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiIsInR5cCI6IkpXVCJ9.eyJpbWFnZSI6Imh0dHBzOi8vYXNzZXRzLnJibC5tcy8yNTUwOTQ5OC9vcmlnaW4uZ2lmIiwiZXhwaXJlc19hdCI6MTYxOTAyMTY4M30.JkIgxuSjn1DhzUCXoyK5tZsGc5qxiYjzLy2MqSTnhjI/img.gif?width=980" id="085e9" class="rm-shortcode" data-rm-shortcode-id="f1f180789ebfad9a6ed9ca9fcd33505a" data-rm-shortcode-name="rebelmouse-image" data-width="250" data-height="184" />Kisses GIF by SpongeBob SquarePantsGiphy<p>Actually, I have two that are dear to me. <span>The first was from a friend who had died way too young who told me that when he writes the book of his life, I would have my own chapter. The next was from a coworker who was ex-army that told me he would follow me into battle.</span></p><p><a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/l10qx2/what_is_the_nicest_compliment_you_have_ever/gjwwhma?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">charlie2135</a></p>
"you're so pretty!!"<p>7 years ago I was heading into the office to a job I hated, and stopped at McDonald's on the way.</p><p>I pulled up to the first window to pay, and after the young kid gave me my card back, before he closed the window, he said "you're so pretty!!" with a high voice and so much energy, and closed the window with a huge smile on his face.</p>
I Miss You<p>Probably not the nicest but one of the most memorable. I used to work as a runner for a delivery company (someone who helps drivers deliver stuff buy doesn't actually drive). If I was ever working with drivers I disliked, I would intentionally talk to them less and try unload the truck a lot faster than normal. If I liked the driver, we would go slower and have a lot more banter.</p>
Silent Clap<p>I am very patient and usually overly-optimistic. I tend to think the best of others and the worst of myself.</p><p>In a morning status call recently, a coworker announced that she was "going to try to be more bubbly and patient, like me. A couple of coworkers agreed that they'd try and do the same and that everyone should try and emulate me a little bit. Typing this out, it sounds like some crap you'd see on <a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/thathappened/" target="_blank">r/thathappened</a>, but it actually did happen, nobody clapped. I wish I had been recording the call. It was a huge boost to my mood and self-esteem and honestly one of the best (if not THE best) compliments I've ever received. </p><p><a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/l10qx2/what_is_the_nicest_compliment_you_have_ever/gjwu3fg?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3" target="_blank">farts_n_darts</a><span data-verified="redactor" data-redactor-tag="span"></span></p>
You Soothe<img lazy-loadable="true" data-runner-src="https://assets.rebelmouse.io/eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiIsInR5cCI6IkpXVCJ9.eyJpbWFnZSI6Imh0dHBzOi8vYXNzZXRzLnJibC5tcy8yNTUwOTUwMC9vcmlnaW4uZ2lmIiwiZXhwaXJlc19hdCI6MTYxNjI1NDczOX0.xUjX5cybD0z3ru6HEUS34S7qSgZXr7qykXI8h8t6qS4/img.gif?width=980" id="c0fe2" class="rm-shortcode" data-rm-shortcode-id="93b65e75fee9cf088da06a71bc72dd50" data-rm-shortcode-name="rebelmouse-image" data-width="480" data-height="261" />Giphy<p>One time when I was talking with a girl that I liked, she told me I have a soothing voice. I normally have trouble accepting compliments and actually believing them about myself, but that one kind of stuck with me. </p><p><a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/l10qx2/what_is_the_nicest_compliment_you_have_ever/gjwwlph?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Elbo_80</a></p>
Hair Bounce<p>Nicest compliment came from a little girl. She told me I had pretty hair, which is not anything special. But about 10 years on and I still remember this little girl I didn't know having the confidence to give a stranger a compliment. I dunno, it's stuck with me because SHE was so sweet. </p><p><a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/l10qx2/what_is_the_nicest_compliment_you_have_ever/gjwpzgo?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">pads28</a></p>
Healthy Mind<img lazy-loadable="true" data-runner-src="https://assets.rebelmouse.io/eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiIsInR5cCI6IkpXVCJ9.eyJpbWFnZSI6Imh0dHBzOi8vYXNzZXRzLnJibC5tcy8yNTUwOTUwMi9vcmlnaW4uZ2lmIiwiZXhwaXJlc19hdCI6MTYzODczMDYzNn0.ESOqo1BibwUdgmPyIOqTcUEpd80Nvkik80vsec30muE/img.gif?width=980" id="13ff7" class="rm-shortcode" data-rm-shortcode-id="1b77f095e43756e48e0b3271b7a31a29" data-rm-shortcode-name="rebelmouse-image" data-width="400" data-height="400" />Pop Tv Thank You GIF by Schitt's CreekGiphy<p>That I was the most emotionally intelligent person they know. (By two different people on two separate occasions) I hold this closely to my heart. </p><p><a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/l10qx2/what_is_the_nicest_compliment_you_have_ever/gjwvr6a?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">ExecutiveJM</a></p>
A cancer diagnosis can be terrifying, even traumatizing, for any individual. It can send their life into upheaval and strike fear into their hearts as they worry about the possibility of needing to settle their estates or attend to their family members. But most cancers are survivable. It's a lot easier to get through it, too, if you know what you're looking for and go to a doctor the second you feel something might not be right.
After Redditor BarooTangClan asked the online community, "Survivors of cancer, how did you know something was wrong and what did it feel like before you found out?" people shared their experiences.