Video Goes Viral as ‘Red Flags’ Are Debated
A TikTok video known as “couch boy” has gone viral and become something of a social media parlor game, with people looking for clues in the relationship of two strangers due to a few seconds of video.
The TikTok shared by user Lauren Zarras has accumulated more than 32 million views, but it has also caused her to have to defend her relationship before thousands of people, who are dissecting her TikTok as if it were a Clue game.
Zarras shared the video on September 21, 2021 and captioned it, “Robbie had no idea.” The caption reads: “surprising my boyfriend in college.” You can watch the video below. It shows Zarras showing up unexpectedly to surprise her boyfriend; the video ends hugging.
What Lauren probably thought was a charming video showing a positive relationship has led to endless speculation and scrutiny on social media platforms, where people are scrutinizing Robbie’s relationship and reaction when his girlfriend surprised him on the show. University. Some people claimed they could see “red flags” in the relationship, with one person writing on TikTok, “Brother is on the couch with three other girls.” Zarras has defended their relationship in comments on TikTok.
People analyzed the boy on the couch in slow motion.
@ alliebee3 I’m deep in the couch, tiktok boy now #Venezuela #guy # surprise #fyp #for you ♬ Still falling in love with you – From “Bridget Jones’s Baby” – Ellie Goulding
The video ends with Lauren and Robbie hugging
@laurenzarrasRobbie had no idea
The video is set to the music “still falls in love with you”. It shows a young woman entering a room with a backpack and a suitcase. Her boyfriend is sitting on a couch with other girls when she walks in. He gets up from the couch and they hug. Then the video ends.
Zarras defended their relationship as comments erupted. “It breaks my heart that people can see a special moment and bring so much negativity. Please think before assuming anything about my relationship, ”she wrote on TikTok.
She also responded to comments from people who said they thought Robbie hung up his phone too quickly or that one of the other girls had it.
She added: “As for the phone comment, her phone was on her lap. Thanks for the concerns! And no, I’m not denying it. ”
But another comment writer insisted: “He secretly snatched his phone from the girl next to him.”
Zarras shared a video that read: “Stop the hate.”
@laurenzarras##duet with @renegademike ## Stop the hate
Another video he shared included the caption: “This is the boy on the couch. You’re welcome to steer clear of the berry and cream tiktok, but remember: not everything is a real crime. Don’t be a parasocial cretin. Go get some fresh air. Beware.”
@laurenzarras##duet with @souljawatchambassador you are great
He also wrote that he knows the girls in the room, saying they are “all so nice” and added, “These comments are getting ridiculous and I don’t know why they are assuming so much about our relationship.” I am very happy and we have been doing distance for more than a year. My boyfriend and I are literally obsessed with each other and we are in touch every minute of the day. ”
People on TikTok insisted they could see red flags in the video
@the_happiest_haunt I’ve always liked this and it seems relevant. #guy ♬ original sound: I’m in an era of failure … yay: /
The comments on TikTok were quite brutal about the relationship, with people insisting that they could see red flags in the short video. People also posted their own TikToks in response.
“If my girl walks in and I’m sitting on the couch with two other girls, I’m going in a body bag lmao,” wrote one man.
“I’ve never seen anyone look so unhappy to see their girlfriend,” wrote another TikTok user.
“The girls look their, the boys look funny, the boyfriend looks scared. Sister … please ask questions, ”opined one comment writer.
“Girl, he’s not loyal,” wrote another.
Some people insisted that they could see the “couch boy” hand on a girl’s back.
“Red Flag: He didn’t get up and jump out the window excited,” wrote another comment writer.
“I don’t like the deceptive phone pass at all,” said another.
“He absolutely secretly took the phone from that girl … when she leans in to laugh, you see she has the phone in her hand and then it’s in hers,” stated another.
“Maybe I’m misinterpreting this, but if 27M agrees that something is up, then I don’t know what else to tell you, best friend,” one woman insisted.
@ the.anti.mlm.gem #duet with @laurenzarras #guy ♬ I’m still in love with you – audiobear
“Ugh, it didn’t even get up for you and you traveled all the way there to see it and dump it,” one woman said.
“Honestly, this video gives me PTSD because it’s so obvious to others, but never to you. Be easy with her, she will figure it out herself, ”said another comment.