There’s something about asterisks in a text message that causes a very high probability of annoying the person who receives it—partly because putting this seemingly innocent typographical symbol * is about being extra. Like, telling what’s in the back of your mind without uttering it, revealing your inner emotions that nobody really wants to know, and worst, *nodding the head* to creep the heck out of the recipient. Yep, some asterisks are seriously chilling.

The Reddit community r/CreepyAsterisks2 has been documenting the most absurd, cringey, and plain scary asterisks screenshotted in text messages.

From *sigh*-inducing pickup lines to plain bizarre cases of expressing one’s motion in text, like *leaning closer,* this subreddit is the uncharted terrain of the kind of messaging style that doesn’t work that well for communicating. So let’s see some of the most cringe-inducing examples that will make you curl up like Arby’s curly fries.

#1

He's Been Begging For Weeks To Do A "Sexy Roleplay" With Me. I Finally Said Yes. I Think He Regrets Everything Now

He's Been Begging For Weeks To Do A "Sexy Roleplay" With Me. I Finally Said Yes. I Think He Regrets Everything Now

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Jihana
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3 months ago

LOL That was awesome!

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#2

S T O P

S T O P

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Jihana
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3 months ago

Love her answer :-D

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#3

At Least He's Achieved Multiple Awards With His 147 Iq

At Least He's Achieved Multiple Awards With His 147 Iq

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Jihana
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3 months ago

What the hell? The pure fact that men like this exist makes me wanna hide in some remote location with no internet

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These days, everything we do is via texts. We fall in love, we break up, we check on a friend, we send birthday wishes, we talk to mom and dad. Picking up the phone feels so last season, but this study says that too much texting can be harmful to our relationships.

The research conducted by Brigham Young University suggested that committed couples who use text messages to figure out their arguments can become disconnected. This is because text arguing lowers relationship quality, which essentially needs genuine face-to-face communication. 

At the same time, texting is now a quintessential part of any dating game. We know that millennials are not that much into going on dates, but texting back and forth is a whole different thing. And thanks to the worldwide pandemic, it’s not going anywhere soon. 

#4

*sweats A Lot*

*sweats A Lot*

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JustCallMeKat
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3 months ago

LMAO

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#5

*lays Across Your Lap*

*lays Across Your Lap*

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Brett
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3 months ago

Who thinks this is a good idea to send??

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#6

Now Listen Here Missy

Now Listen Here Missy

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Jihana
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3 months ago (edited)

I feel the strong urge to bleach my eyes. Nubian Goddess? darkie waifu? What the hell

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So is there a way to actually have a meaningful text conversation with someone you’re into? It turns out, this is super difficult. Because according to experts, virtual dating is not the same as real dating, and texting shouldn’t be confused with being in a relationship. 

Modern dating coach Sami Wunder warns us to beware of the texting trap. Sami, who teaches women rational dating, says that going all into the first man who shows interest is the worst way to go. "You don't want to text with men too much because the more you text, the more virtual it gets."

#7

What A Birch

What A Birch

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Jihana
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3 months ago

So many errors for someone with an 159 IQ

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#8

A Classic

A Classic

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Jihana
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3 months ago

Yikes! Dude, you're not in a petting zoo!

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#9

Found This Screenshot From Last April In My Phone

Found This Screenshot From Last April In My Phone

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Brett
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3 months ago

Me:*loses brain cells*

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According to Sami, “The more available you become in their heads, the less likely they are to ask you out for an actual meeting. Because honestly, there are men out there who just want a beautiful penpal."

Penpalling may sound like a good idea for some, but if you’re looking for true and meaningful relationships, you may opt for a real date. But as long as most of us are all in quarantine, a video call may as well do the job.

#10

Oh God, Why

Oh God, Why

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Jihana
Community Member
3 months ago

Dude, grow some balls and ACTUALLY buy roses and give them to the girl, instead of writing a stupid text how nervous you are about something you are not actually doing.

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#11

You Know, A Usual Hooking Up Tactic

You Know, A Usual Hooking Up Tactic

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Brett
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3 months ago

His tail what’s a tail or is this a monkey (please explain not being rude)

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#12

Chubby Chubby Chubby

Chubby Chubby Chubby

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Brett
Community Member
3 months ago

What??

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#13

Unlike You I Know How Facebook Works

Unlike You I Know How Facebook Works

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Brett
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3 months ago (edited)

What the actual sh*t

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#14

Inner Monologue As Tinder Opener

Inner Monologue As Tinder Opener

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Hans
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3 months ago

This one is slightly sad.

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#15

I'll Just Decide Your Personality For You

I'll Just Decide Your Personality For You

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Brett
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3 months ago

Me:*slowly grabs something from under me*...it’s bleach *slowly unscrews lid dumps whole container into my eyes* all better now!

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#16

I Guess The Expected Reaction Was Supposed To Be: "Omg No Sry R U Ok Cutie? ;^;"

I Guess The Expected Reaction Was Supposed To Be: "Omg No Sry R U Ok Cutie? ;^;"

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Brett
Community Member
3 months ago

Licks feet... what is going on in some peoples heads?!

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#17

This Was A Classic

This Was A Classic

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Jihana
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3 months ago

*muzzles the doggy, puts him in a crate and takes him to the vet to get neutered*

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#18

*Sweats On You*

*Sweats On You*

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Brett
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3 months ago

I’m so confused he held the door open for her and she is not madly in love with him is there something wrong with this girl?! (It’s a joke)

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#19

Mmh Yuss :3

Mmh Yuss :3

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Vanta Black
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3 months ago

"Sorry about that. I got the impression discussing books meant you were DTF."

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#20

Y... You Like Anime?

Y... You Like Anime?

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あんぱんまん
Community Member
3 months ago

yep, u dont need to knw... ask people on dates infront of them! not on texts like this geez!

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#21

*looks At Scribble Writting On Hand*

*looks At Scribble Writting On Hand*

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Brett
Community Member
3 months ago

Why do people do this?

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#22

*shoots Self*

*shoots Self*

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Hans
Community Member
3 months ago

yikes!

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#23

Le Gentleman

Le Gentleman

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Banjo Peppers
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3 months ago

I can’t imagine why le gentleman could possibly be ronery.

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#24

M’lady

M’lady

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あんぱんまん
Community Member
3 months ago

no my gud sir, and since you thought i would go out with thou who thought i would accept a proposal from a message, i will kindly ask my knight to cut off ye internet... good day sir

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#25

I’m Just Gonna Randomly Text This Person!

I’m Just Gonna Randomly Text This Person!

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Jihana
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3 months ago

Why use a word you think the girl will not understand in the first place? Instead of using a complicated word to make yourself feel smart, and then describe it to make the girl feel dumb, just use the less complicated word.

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#26

Not Trying To Get You Drunk!

Not Trying To Get You Drunk!

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Vanta Black
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3 months ago

"My favourite sound is you leaving."

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#27

Just Some Accidental Chest Touching, No Need To Be Alarmed

Just Some Accidental Chest Touching, No Need To Be Alarmed

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Brett
Community Member
3 months ago

Eww

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#28

Why

Why

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TheWitchNaru
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3 months ago

Ew

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#29

But He Nuzzled Her!

But He Nuzzled Her!

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Vanta Black
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3 months ago

"Hello, police?"

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#30

Fancy Face...

Fancy Face...

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Vanta Black
Community Member
3 months ago

I believe this is exactly how Prince Albert wooed Queen Victoria. "Hey there fancy face, you'd look good on a coin."

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#31

"Nice To Meet You"

"Nice To Meet You"

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I'manoob!
Community Member
3 months ago

Yeah, cuz that's not going to get out of hand at all

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