Others jumped to another dark scenario:

And then there’s the more mundane consideration. “Secret Crush” takes away that painful, but formative experience of yearning for someone without knowing whether they’ll reciprocate, but with a good dose of hope that they do, or one day might. Doesn’t anyone at Facebook remember middle school? It’s one thing to be ignored by a stranger on Tinder, where the stakes are very low, but it’s another to confirm someone you know has absolutely no interest in you.

On the other hand, imagine the crush, who now will be racking their brain, losing sleep over who—among their thousands of friends or followers—had selected them?

It’s a good thing teenagers don’t use Facebook that much anymore.

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