Literally people coming up and fake asking you out like, “LOL HE WANTS TO GO OUT WITH YOU” or “Do you wanna go out with me? SIKE.” is fucking malicious.
If you’ve ever done this to a person, I don’t care when it was, I don’t care if it was ten years ago, know that they will literally remember it for the rest of their lives and feel embarrassed and inferior and terrible about it.
You are fucking with a person’s self-worth and it makes them grow up to believe no one ever will REALLY wanna go out with them, that romantic relationships are jokes if they’re your own, no matter how hard you pretend you don’t care, it can make you feel ashamed for the rest of your life.
I’m so mad a fifth grader has to deal with that, even tho I remember dealing with it in fourth grade and up too.
If you have kids, talk to them about this subject, this form of teasing. It’s straight up a way to diminish a person’s self worth and make them feel romantically and intimately inferior so damn fast and long term.
This happened to me in 5th grade.
Though, in my experience, it didn’t really affect me much since i didn’t even like the guy
just felt tricked