‘I remember when I lost my mind TikTok trend’: Embarrassing Gen Z dating problem exposed

Gen Z is currently calling out the embarrassing things they’ve done to get the attention of someone they like – and it’s left Millennials pretty smug.

Social media is currently full of videos shared by twenty-somethings all taking part in a new online dating trend.

The “I remember when I lost my mind” trend involves young people sharing humiliating things they have done to “get the attention of those who love them,” most of which have unfortunately been unsuccessful.

While almost everyone has done something stupid while navigating the complicated path to love, there’s one big difference between Gen Z and every other generation that came before it: technology.

Yes, there is actual footage of these failed romantic gestures, and just as you might imagine, they’re all noteworthy and make for great fun watching.

But while Generation Z capitalizes on their TikTok views with their tragic dating admissions, Millennials watch from afar, many thanking their lucky stars “social media didn’t exist” when they were angsty, hormone-filled teenagers.

The videos, all set to the 2006 hit ‘Crazy’ by Gnarls Barkley, have understandably gained a lot of attention, largely due to their hilarious and desperate nature.

A woman’s teenage throwback, which has racked up almost 40 million views, sees her share a clip of herself dancing erratically in a bid to impress a boy.

“I remember I liked a guy who had a thing for dancers, so I created a private story just for him and posted it,” she captioned the hilarious clip.

It quickly attracted thousands of comments, with May labeling the video “heartbreaking” and saying they would never share it.

“This would haunt me at night,” one observed.

“Back in my day we would pop in and out of MSN in hopes of getting their attention,” another shared.

As another said: “I would take that to my grave.”

Another woman revealed that her crush never spoke to her again after she sent her mother a video of herself singing her “favorite song.”

“He told me I had ruined Bruno Mars for him and that I would never speak to him again. I thought I did pretty well,” he captioned the clip.

Many were quick to laugh at his misfortune, saying he had “definitely lost his mind” when he sent it.

“Stop, the FBI couldn’t get this thing out of me,” one commented.

“This is the most painful event I have ever seen,” said another.

Another pretended to have been arrested after his crush said he “liked girls who had run-ins with the police.”

Her attempt to convince him she was a “bad girl” involved wearing a mask and flipping off the bird while wearing a completely stripped outfit.

The clip, which has over 12 million views, sparked a similar response among others, with some saying: “You are very brave for posting this.”

Judgy Millennials also left a stream of comments on the videos, mostly sharing their relief at not having phones as teenagers.

“My biggest flex is that social media didn’t exist when I was a teenager,” one noted.

“I’m 37 and I did some stupid things when I was younger, but luckily none of it was caught on tape,” another mused.

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