14 Relationship Goals You Think Are Deep But Actually Aren’t

If you’ve ever had the privilege of being on the internet–which context clues lead me to believe that yes, in fact, you have–you have probably also had the privilege of stumbling across a particular meme known as “relationship goals.” This is the idea that there are a certain type of couple–the ones you see on Instagram, who are generally #influencers–that you are meant to view as being your goals

I hate them a whole lot. This is not only because they promote unhealthy relationship habits, or because they imply that to truly be a #relationship #goals #couple, you must also be white, thin, and own many pairs of Calvin Klein underwear of stretegically-ripped jeans, but also because they are often portrayed as being something that is to be considered “deep.”

Of course, it is not absurd to have goals towards which you are aspiring. It’s also not weird to decide that something you come across is deep, nor is it anything that you should be ashamed of. There are many things, I would say, that can be considered deep. This one tweet by Justin Bieber is very deep, for instance. This Vine of Guy Fieri throwing autographed Lean Cuisine into a crowd while Fifth Harmony’s “Worth It” plays in the background is also deep. But these things are profound and meaningful mostly because they are not necessarily aspiring towards greatness. Rather, they simply are, and attain profundity–SAT word! It means deep insight; great depth of knowledge or thought–through their own pure simplicity and intentions.

Relationship goals photos and quotes, on the other hand, are just trying so very hard. So hard, in fact, that an attempt towards being “deep” is mostly just…not. So, check out these relationship goals that you’re supposed to think are deep, but…aren’t:

1. Meaningful:


 

2. ~Moving~


 


3. Deep, man:

http://relationshipquote.tumblr.com/post/104743922407


 


4. *Break (unless the speaker here is a car, in which case, carry on):

http://unicornsandwitch121.tumblr.com/post/147679748220/you-said-you-would-never-hurt-me-so-why-did-you


 


5. Speaking of cars:


 


6. No.


 

7. This…did not happen:


 


8. *Who’s and also I stopped reading after the first line:

A photo posted by Rememberr93 (@rememberr93) on


 

9. ….hmmm:

http://relationshipquote.tumblr.com/post/104737750894


 

10. A BLACK AND WHITE FILTER DOES NOT MAKE THIS SNAPCHAT VIDEO MEANINGFUL ALSO WHY ARE YOU FILMING THIS:


 

11. Imagine sending this to someone:

http://00-29.tumblr.com/post/144682428388


 

12. Not sure if this is meant to be perceived as “deep” or not but UM NO IT ISN’T:


 


13. DO NOT TAKE THIS LITERALLY:

http://relationship-quote.tumblr.com/post/104681862123/relationship-quote-what-each-kiss-means-3


 

14. Who is she? Who is he? Who are they? What is happening?

http://relationship-quote.tumblr.com/post/98015318593/relationship-quote-leave-everything-from-the

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