On Facebook, it's easy to tell if someone is "in a relationship" or "single," at least if they check off those boxes in their profile settings. But what about with Snapchat? Now, if you're wondering what each fruit means on Snapchat stories, because it turns out blueberries are not just blueberries, Reddit user bubblegumwar clued people in. Basically, different fruit icons rep different relationship statues. Cherries and blueberries started to appear first, followed by pineapples, lemons, and strawberries.
Apparently, it's a "game" that teenagers started on Christmas, wherein fruit icons started appearing in Snapchat stories, according to the social media blog Wojdylo. The purpose? To "confuse" boys, stated this Reddit thread. "Basically the girls wanted to play a game and they were told not to tell the boys what they meant," bubblegumwar wrote.
Here's a copy of the initial post so you can take a look for yourself at what fruit reps various relationship statuses.
Blueberry = Single
Pineapple = It's Complicated
Raspberry = You Don't Want To Commit
Cherry = You're In A Relationship
Lemon = You Want To Be Single
Banana = Married
Apple = Engaged
Avocado = I'm the better half
Raisin = Wants to marry partner
Strawberry = Can't find Mr. Right
However, since the code was "broken," so to speak, new emoji symbols on Snapchat — animals and candy — have been used to signify one's relationship status, the Reddit comments said.
Panda or horse = the guy is single
Bird = he has a crush on someone
Rabbit = the guy's been in a relationship for about a month
Pig = the guy's been in a relationship for a couple of months
Cow = the guy's been in a relationship for over a year
Frog = he's married
Mouse = he's going to marry his significant other
Reddit user jrrullo06 broke down some of the new Snapchat relationship emojis, too, and added that a whale means "it's complicated."
Then again, these could likely all change on a whim.
In addition, there are also some animals to watch out for, Empire Boo Boo Kitty said.
Elephant = a guy's not worried about a relationship
Dolphin = he's seeing multiple people
Dog = he doesn't want to commit
Meanwhile, with Snapchat ever-changing, its users are saying that people are now putting numbers, like shoe sizes, on Snaps now, too.
This is how some Snapchat users are feeling about the new relationship-status-via-icons trend.
1. More And More Users Are Seeing Fruit Icons Come Up
*get out of shower*— festive faith 🎄 (@faithxmarlene) December 29, 2016
snap user: 🍒cherry🍒
another snap user: blueberry!
me: i didn't know snapchat was making a fruit salad
2. A Lot Of Fruit Icons...
Snap chat turned into fruit ninja— '💎 Prince™⚠️⚾️ (@Itsjp__10) December 29, 2016
3. Here's A Visual
4. Some Snapchat Users Seem To Be Using The Fruit Icons
When you thought she was Ms. "Right" but you seen "Lemon🍋" on her snapchat pic.twitter.com/mdgbBQGSvK— Isaiah🥀Butterfield (@_IsaiahNoThomas) December 29, 2016
5. However, In A Word, Other People Are Confused
Every boy right now on Snapchat trying to figure out why girls posting fruit emojis on their story 😂😂 pic.twitter.com/vPPlfRkrvm— Ꭺ. (@realshanell) December 29, 2016
6. And More Than Just Fruit Icons Have Been Added To The Snapchat Mix
Fruits, animals, football teams, shoe sizes, athletes, y'all I'm confused. I don't know how ANY of y'all can keep up with this Snapchat game— sarah b🌙 (@sarahbreeding) December 29, 2016
7. Not Everyone's A Fan Of The New Fruit/Animals/Numbers Fad
WAIT WHY IS IT A NEW THING FOR GIRLS TO PUT FRUIT ON SNAPCHAT AND BOYS TO PUT NUMBERS— Cozilla (@_cozilla) December 29, 2016
Guys we aren't in 7th grade 😕
8. Some People Are ~Really~ Not Into It
i just opened my snapchat to stories about 11:11, fruits, shoe sizes, types of wood, animals, and card faces. please stop this trend.😑— julia (@juliamsmithh) December 30, 2016
9. Some Would Love For The Trend To End
Psa: no one cares about your shoe size or relationship status via fruit emojis or numbers on snapchat stories. thx.— clay (@clare_cavanaugh) December 29, 2016
10. And Some Are Questioning What Snapchat's Purpose Is Lately
Lmao fruits and animals representing relationship status and numbers representing shoe size... what is snapchat nowadays— Cedric Tanquintic (@sed_rick_) December 29, 2016
11. In Fact, Some People Even Want To Get Off The App Altogether
Anybody who posted a number, a fruit, etc on their snap chat story: I'm leaving you in 2016.— Jordan Galbreath (@JordanGalbreath) December 29, 2016
So the question is: Is this all a game or should people take the relationship (or non-relationship) icons seriously? Should everyone be memorizing these icons and their relationship symbolism? Personally, I’d go with the best way to find out if someone’s single or not — asking them IRL.