20 Trends People Could Potentially Be Pretending To Like Just To Fit In

Published 2 years ago

We live in a world where the term ‘trending’ is in itself Trending. In fact, following trends has become all the rage and a culture unto itself sometimes to the point where it makes one wonder whether folks really believe in these trends themselves or whether they are just being influenced to follow along in what we call ‘herd mentality’.

A reddit user decided to ask the question, “what are you convinced people are pretending to enjoy”? After all, different folks, different strokes, right? The answers vary of course and feel pretty relatable. Check them out below and share your thoughts in the comments section.

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Having a job


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Kombucha. Every, single one I’ve tried. Just undrinkable!


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Surströmming. There is absolutely no way people in Sweden actually enjoy this can of puke.

Edit: As people are telling stories about their experiences with Surströmming I want to tell one of my own.

Once upon a time in Sweden, a mild summer in august, my family decided to host a dinner at our house for our friends. We had a lot of food of different kinds on the table and our friends brought some food with them as well. The weather was with us so we decided to eat on the porch outside. As we were getting ready to eat we decided it was time to open the cans…oh god! What occurred after have been stuck in my head for ages.

First came the smell, some of us almost puked, others kept their stoic faces on. But the craziest ones of us took a deep breath and said: “delicious”.

Shortly after, the invasion started. Hundreds upon hundreds of flies. There was chaos, crying, despair and my father screaming: “we have to get away from here.” We all grabbed what we could take and ran inside. Watched trough the windows as a cloud of flies descended upon the rest.

*heavy sigh*! aah yes, Sweden!


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Having constant drama at work, in friend groups, and elsewhere really can’t be all that exciting… can it? If I have one friend causing me too much drama I usually avoid it like it’s the plague.


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The Kardashians.


Reality TV. How is watching garbage people complain about their lives entertainment?

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Baby showers/reveal parties


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Long-a*s, boring videos of their friends’ kids.


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Going to a children’s performance, especially if their own kids aren’t currently on stage



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Bars and restaurants with loud music and terrible acoustics. What’s the point in being social in a place where they’re trying to make it hard for you to socialize?


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Those big spider-leg eyelashes they pay for and put on.


3 hour long church services. Jesus gave the sermon on the mound in like 5 minutes. Get over your ego pastor!

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Clubbing. It’s loud, there’s 50 people all up in your space constantly, the music sucks half the time, the alcohol is watered down, there’s so many drunk people that have to be either carried out or they puke all over the sidewalk outside, everything is overpriced. Literally nothing about it is good enough to warrant doing it repeatedly.


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Anything that requires an insane amount of waiting in line. Amusement parks, brunches at fancy places, night clubs, etc.

Like, you’re engaging in an a barrier to make the “thing” you want seem worthwhile.

I dunno, I despise lines.


Open relationships. I’m sure there’s some genuine believers but I wonder how many partners are opening up their relationship to keep their partner and just are afraid to be alone and date again. When I see couples talk about it it always looks like one person is way more into it than the other.

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Podcasts where the hosts just laugh at everything they/other hosts/guests say. Nothing is that funny for that long, dude.



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Nespresso coffee, no clue why people are willing to pay such a premium for burnt tasting coffee

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Nothing. People legitimately have different tastes. Just let people enjoy their IPAs/gin/pickles/spicy food/whatever. If that’s not your thing, have something else.

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Shanilou Perera

Shanilou has always loved reading and learning about the world we live in. While she enjoys fictional books and stories just as much, since childhood she was especially fascinated by encyclopaedias and strangely enough, self-help books. As a kid, she spent most of her time consuming as much knowledge as she could get her hands on and could always be found at the library. Now, she still enjoys finding out about all the amazing things that surround us in our day-to-day lives and is blessed to be able to write about them to share with the whole world as a profession.

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