What is Gatsbying?
The term is taken from The Great Gatsby book by Scott F. Fitzgerald, where the main character throws wild, lavish parties for the sole purpose of having Daisy Buchanan attend (who was the love of his whole damn life).
So IRL, this is referring to people who are indirecting the person they’re interested in online.
Think posting photos, videos and statuses for the pure purpose of wanting your current beau, crush or ex to see.
In The Great Gatsby, as lavish and hectic these parties were, Gatsby was never actually having fun! He was just pretending to have fun so she would be impressed by his wealth and somehow fall in love with him.
You’re probs doing this without even realising…