Trends and popular things are, by their design, things that change and shift with time. Something that was popular a year ago is now considered an outdated reference, a popular meme can outstay its welcome in a month, and minor trends go in and out of fashion daily. Basically, just because something is widely accepted today doesn't mean it will have the same significance after some time passes. Perhaps to commemorate these trends, or just catalogue them for future reference, there are community threads online that talk about the trendy things that likely won't be cool in 5 years' time. One such discussion is hosted on Reddit, where people readily expressed their opinions about what they think won't withstand the test of time.

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#1

40 Trends Doomed To Lose Popularity In 5 Years, According To People In This Online Community Probably not going to happen, but I really wish influencers won't be "cool" anymore.

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Iggy
Community Member
5 months ago

That is already happening, I think. I've noticed a growing backlash in recent months.

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#2

40 Trends Doomed To Lose Popularity In 5 Years, According To People In This Online Community Having the covid vaccine. Eventually it'll be as commonplace as a flu vaccine.

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SBW71
Community Member
5 months ago

This needs to be higher up

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#3

40 Trends Doomed To Lose Popularity In 5 Years, According To People In This Online Community Hopefully those fake pointy acrylic nails

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Iggy
Community Member
5 months ago

I hate them so much! They make me gag.

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Some of the things listed by the community are leaning more towards actual items, such as so-called MLM teas. Other picks feature plastic surgery trends. And then there are those who think that the websites we use now will lose their influence and be forgotten or abandoned. Basically, the things that send people raving today, in 5 years, could be irrelevant.

#4

40 Trends Doomed To Lose Popularity In 5 Years, According To People In This Online Community A lot of the stuff I see people doing on TikTok seems like the kinda thing you'd be embarrassed about in a few years

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Ila Chakravarthy
Community Member
5 months ago

man, i hope. a lot of small buisnesses have a pretty main platform there though, so i'm not really sure where i stand on it.

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#5

40 Trends Doomed To Lose Popularity In 5 Years, According To People In This Online Community Gigantic drawn on eyebrows.

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Iggy
Community Member
5 months ago

Slugs having a Mexican stand-off.

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#6

40 Trends Doomed To Lose Popularity In 5 Years, According To People In This Online Community Humongous butt injections.

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Dogfan4life
Community Member
5 months ago

XD!!!

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Trends are tricky because of their very foundation. Something becomes popular because it's new and exciting, it presents something that captures people's attention, but if it doesn't provide long-term value, it tends to go away. Just look back at the trends that ruled the '90s, for example. Those are now considered to be an archaic concept in the current climate.

#7

40 Trends Doomed To Lose Popularity In 5 Years, According To People In This Online Community Overly-processed Instagram photos. Especially in the context of makeup and skincare.

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Grumble O'Pug
Community Member
5 months ago

Somehow I doubt it.

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#8

40 Trends Doomed To Lose Popularity In 5 Years, According To People In This Online Community Hopefully Facebook. I never thought it would kill myspace and MySpace reminds me of better times when I think of how sh*tty Facebook handled the last 4 years

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Dogfan4life
Community Member
5 months ago

Actually, a study was conducted to find out what children used what social media platforms today. The study asked 1,500 middle and high school students. 62 percent of teens said they use Instagram while 58 percent use Snapchat. (Texting was most popular, used by 98 percent of the teens surveyed.) Facebook was, surprisingly, only 7 percent. (This is not copy-and-pasted or plagiarized. I wrote this by myself.)

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#9

40 Trends Doomed To Lose Popularity In 5 Years, According To People In This Online Community Current plastic surgery trends to meet the current IG standards. I fear for a lot of people who have had BBLs and facial surgery that the look will become outdated and permanently associated with late 2010’s and early 2020’s, kind of how like there are plastic surgery trends associated with the 90s/2000s.

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YoChicken
Community Member
5 months ago

i feel like plastic surgery will get more popular

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Then there's a rule of 'what goes around comes around.' There are cases of trends and cool things that were popular before, got old and abandoned, and then resurfaced when we least expected it. Of course, the most obvious cases are centered in the fashion industry, but there are other things too, coming in a variety of categories, such as names or even those same internet trends.

#10

40 Trends Doomed To Lose Popularity In 5 Years, According To People In This Online Community Lip fillers.

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Grumble O'Pug
Community Member
5 months ago

going strong

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#11

40 Trends Doomed To Lose Popularity In 5 Years, According To People In This Online Community Hopefully the stupid “hacks” that people are coming up with. That’s not a hack

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Sista of the moon
Community Member
5 months ago

Nnnnoooooooooo five minute crafts is my liffeeeeee

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#12

40 Trends Doomed To Lose Popularity In 5 Years, According To People In This Online Community People posting pictures of a PS5 they just bought and expecting the rest of us to care.

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lazy cat
Community Member
5 months ago

so true

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#13

40 Trends Doomed To Lose Popularity In 5 Years, According To People In This Online Community Youtube prank videos

Well some youtube videos in general.

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Bacony Cakes
Community Member
5 months ago

NUKING JAPAN prank video Among Us! (NOT CLICKBAIT) (GONE WRONG) (ALMOST DIED)

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#14

40 Trends Doomed To Lose Popularity In 5 Years, According To People In This Online Community Vaping, I hope.

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Juniper
Community Member
5 months ago

Vaping helped many people stop smoking. And I´ll take strawberry milkshake over tobacco smell any time.

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#15

40 Trends Doomed To Lose Popularity In 5 Years, According To People In This Online Community Daenerys and Khaleesi as girls names.

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Sista of the moon
Community Member
5 months ago

I never understood khaleesi

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#16

40 Trends Doomed To Lose Popularity In 5 Years, According To People In This Online Community Zoom calls. I don’t wanna go back to the office, but I can’t take five more years of these..

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Dogfan4life
Community Member
5 months ago

Yeeeees! I agree

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#17

40 Trends Doomed To Lose Popularity In 5 Years, According To People In This Online Community 5 day work week

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Peter Bear
Community Member
5 months ago

I hope so. It's a ridiculous standard and is terrible for mental health.

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#18

40 Trends Doomed To Lose Popularity In 5 Years, According To People In This Online Community Everything Supreme. The s***** print text hoodies, the overpriced hats and $100 Tshirts, all of it

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Shadow4523
Community Member
5 months ago

fk supreme

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#19

40 Trends Doomed To Lose Popularity In 5 Years, According To People In This Online Community Corporations trying to be weird and relatable on Twitter. Wish it would die out now

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Iggy
Community Member
5 months ago

Yes! It's just embarrassing.

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#20

40 Trends Doomed To Lose Popularity In 5 Years, According To People In This Online Community Brazilian Butt Lifts .. I feel like it will not age well. A lot of plastic surgeries collapse over time or have complications as it degrades

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Grumble O'Pug
Community Member
5 months ago

I am so out of the loop. Not surprised.

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#21

40 Trends Doomed To Lose Popularity In 5 Years, According To People In This Online Community Probably most popular youtubers as of now

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J Rob
Community Member
5 months ago

I think influence's and you tuber's individual popularity may ebb and flow over time, much like that of TV personalities and movie stars. Though I do think the industry is here to stay, until the medium is replaced by something else.

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#22

40 Trends Doomed To Lose Popularity In 5 Years, According To People In This Online Community Instagram is going to be an online shopping mall, far removed from the cool micro-blogging site it used to be.

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Grumble O'Pug
Community Member
5 months ago

This is sad, actually.

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#23

40 Trends Doomed To Lose Popularity In 5 Years, According To People In This Online Community The latest iPhone.

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Monolicle Potato
Community Member
5 months ago

The latest iPhone will goes out of style every 5 months. They make new versions all the time.

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#24

40 Trends Doomed To Lose Popularity In 5 Years, According To People In This Online Community Subscribing to multiple streaming platforms.

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Fred and George Weasley
Community Member
5 months ago

whats so 'cool' about subscribing to stuff i dont get this one?

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#25

40 Trends Doomed To Lose Popularity In 5 Years, According To People In This Online Community The bowl cut. For some reason it came back in south Houston. Looks ridiculous.

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hermionelover222
Community Member
5 months ago

Sometimes it does look stupid!!!

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#26

40 Trends Doomed To Lose Popularity In 5 Years, According To People In This Online Community Alexa

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Grumble O'Pug
Community Member
5 months ago

"Alexa, die please"

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#27

40 Trends Doomed To Lose Popularity In 5 Years, According To People In This Online Community That stupid yee yee a** haircut that all the teenage boys are rocking. The one with the short sides and mop top rat's nest on top.

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Peter Bear
Community Member
5 months ago

I hate to do this, I really do, but... OK boomer. Old man yells at cloud. That devil-rock music. And so forth and so on. Fashion trends are always changing, and there's always people that think they look idiotic, just as there's people that like them. Don't like the haircut? Don't get one. Mind your business.

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#28

Funko Pops. They're the Beanie Babies of the '20s.

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Kyle D
Community Member
5 months ago

I say this as a collector, but I could see that but since they've been on the rise for ten years, I'll be generous & give them another 10 and then they're passé as 'popular'. After all, even beanie babies are still around, sure not a fad anymore but around is around.

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#29

Galaxy print is probably going to go the way of the bowling alley carpet patterns we used to wear on our clothes in the 90s. It'll come back ironically in 10 years

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ravn
Community Member
5 months ago

Space Pants!

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#30

Twitter

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Theo C
Community Member
5 months ago

ugh, frog twitter.

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#31

40 Trends Doomed To Lose Popularity In 5 Years, According To People In This Online Community Hopefully Pokemon Cards, so I can finally afford to buy them again ...

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QueerTheory
Community Member
5 months ago

McDonald’s in Germany is currently giving 3 pokemon cards with every happy meal lol. Gotta collect them all!

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#32

Facebook. Kids don’t use that s***, because it sucks. millennials are leaving in droves.

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CatWoman312
Community Member
5 months ago

Facebook died when boomers were able to join. They keep the negativity and fake news going. It’s so sad how many of my friends parents or grandparents rely on a meme as a news source. The recent election was enough for me. I don’t use it anymore except for messenger

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#33

40 Trends Doomed To Lose Popularity In 5 Years, According To People In This Online Community GTA V

Hopefully by that point we'll actually have GTA 6

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AntiAntiVaxx
Community Member
5 months ago

Its like Fallout New Vegas no amount of mods will make the game prettier or have the quality of content that Rockstar produces. Its like putting lipstick on a pig.

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#34

Filling wooden furniture with translucent green or blue-colored resin.

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Giaan Beeltje
Community Member
5 months ago

This person must have seen some very bad resin furniture because I've seen some beautiful furniture come out of it.

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#35

Fake vents in cars, if they were ever cool in the first place.

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Kelli from Fitness Blender
Community Member
5 months ago

What? They have FAKE vents in cars?

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#36

I would say Minecraft but trying to kill that is like trying to invade Russia in winter

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TheLazyPoki
Community Member
5 months ago

Yeah, it's currently my fav game and it's been very popular for years. I don't think it'll ever die out-

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#37

The obsession of having RGB LED everywhere and on everything.

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Johnny
Community Member
5 months ago

Better than the trend of putting bright blue LED's on everything that started when blue LED's were new and for some reason it's still going. I'd much rather have adjustable RGB than be stuck with the bright blue flashing LED on my charger lighting up my bedroom ceiling.

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#38

Among Us

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Sofia Cohn
Community Member
5 months ago

It already has :(

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#39

40 Trends Doomed To Lose Popularity In 5 Years, According To People In This Online Community Teenage boys getting the perm/undercut combo.

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Bettina Jansen
Community Member
5 months ago

That one keeps coming back though :D

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#40

coloured bangs

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hermionelover222
Community Member
5 months ago

I did not even know that that was a thing....

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