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Gay Twitter has taken over the London Underground with dozens of queer Valentine’s Day tweets

Josh Milton February 14, 2020
London Underground users may experience second-hand embarrassment as mortifying date stories are splashed on the platform. (Twitter)

London Underground users may experience second-hand embarrassment as mortifying date stories are splashed on the platform. (Twitter)

Commuters chugging down their filter coffee or blankly scrolling on their iPhones may look up and see something a little… different on the London Underground today. Gay tweets. Gigantic gay tweets. From people off of Gay Twitter.

Twitter took over the London Underground today for Valentine’s Day, splashing some seriously awkward queer dating stories in 280 characters or less all across the tube.

The folks at the Dating Twitter Advice Bureau trailed through tranches of tweets to find some of the most truly mortifying. The kind that will likely make you feel better about your own dating track record.

That, or reassure you that you’re not the only one living a Carrie Bradshaw-grade life.

Considering that the city is coated in ads for pristine rose bouquets and heart-shaped chocolates right now, the tweets are an antidote to the saccharine sappiness of, well, corporate capitalist love.

Here are some of the tweets that made the cut.  

Many of the users, now officially joint-CEOs of Gay Twitter dot com, were proud of their works of art plastered on the tube walls.

Created by creative studio Flying Object, the out-of-home campaign will come to life in Oxford Street, Piccadilly Circus and Tottenham Court Road.

It also includes fly-posting of printed assets across Clapham Junction, Queens Town Road Battersea and St Pauls Road Islington.

While those allergic to love or who add milk and sugar to herbal teas like the devil themselves can swing by the social media giant’s pop-up stall in Covent Garden.

There, Londoners can browse un-educational videos inspired by the above tweets as well as tweets from non-queer folk.

Jack Murphy, who worked with Twitter to source the tweets for the campaign, told PinkNews: “I really wanted to collate a variety of tweets – some quite positive, and of course, some dating disasters!

“As a hopeless-unlucky-in-love-romantic myself, I follow a lot of other gay men on Twitter who frequently tweet about their loves lives, their sex lives and share past experiences that we either laugh at together, or commiserate each other on.

He continued: “The tweets show a real spectrum of what it’s like to date as a queer person.

“I think it’s very British to be self-deprecating, and almost shameless in sharing stories – whether they’re embarrassing, heartwarming or heartbreaking!

“The community on Gay Twitter is just incredible, we’re so open and honest and really rally around each other when something goes awry.

“We now have Tweets from women about their girlfriends and Tweets from men about their boyfriends on billboards and in an exhibition, right next to heterosexual people’s dating stories – and that’s amazing.

More: dating, Grindr, London, Twitter, valentine's day

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