4 YouTube Breakups That Broke Our Hearts

4 YouTube Breakups That Broke Our Hearts

Two years have passed and we're still not over Jesse Wellens and Jeana Smith calling it quits.

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In the wake of the beloved OTP's (one true pairing) Alex Wassabi and Lauren Riihimaki's (or LaurDIY) heart-wrenching breakup, we're reminded of the other Youtube couples who broke up too soon.

1. Alex Wassabi and LaurDIY

A little more information on the relationship everyone liked to call "Laurex," these two met three years ago and were about to move in together in September, but they both decided it was best that they better themselves alone rather than as a couple. The two are still deeply in love, but need to love themselves before than can share love with another person.

2. David Dobrik and Liza Koshy

One of the most iconic breakups this year, David Dobrik and Liza Koshy ended their two-year relationship in June. The two started their vlogging careers on Vine and soon moved on to Youtube where we saw their relationship blossom. Little did we know, they were struggling mentally and didn't feel as though they could maintain their relationship. You can still see the two staying best friends and thriving as just friends, but their forgotten love story will always break our heart.

3. PrankvsPrank

Although they broke up two years ago, Jesse Wellens and Jeana Smith dated for over 10 years and entertained their fans with elaborate pranks on each other. They blamed their breakup on the constant pressure they felt from their jobs as Youtubers and vloggers. However, rumors later revealed that Wellens might have a 13-year-old daughter whom he never met and wanted to build a relationship with, so many claim that was the final straw in the relationship. Either way, these two brought so much joy to so many people and it really broke some hearts when they called it quits.

4. Colleen Ballinger and Josh Evans

In October 2016, Colleen Ballinger, also known for her alter-ego Miranda Sings, told her audience that she and her hubby of a year, Josh Evans (Joshua DTV), were getting a divorce. Ballinger and Evans dated for roughly eight years before he dropped to one knee and she said "I do." Once they uploaded the breakup videos, they explained that the relationship was always on the rocks and they would fight constantly. Luckily our favorite singer has found a new fiancé, Erik Stocklin, and is pregnant with a baby boy due in January 2019.

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Let's Just Say It, Online Dating Can Be One Of The Worst College Experiences

I don't even know where to begin.

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The smartphone took away the human need for in-person contact without addressing a desire for intimacy, creating a kicking, screaming baby: the dating app. While some experiences can be worthwhile, dating apps such as Tinder and Bumble have caused distress in the college dating community.

Many students find it challenging to stay interested enough to meet the person they've been chatting with in person. Conversations are harder to keep alive, intentions aren't clear enough and it's easier to be judgmental toward someone when you're speaking to them for the first time online.

Speaking from experience, when you finally do find someone worth meeting in person from Tinder or Bumble, the first date can often times be different — and worse — than expected. Most of the time, this is because the image created in your head of your newest match usually doesn't add up to how they are in real life.

According to Psychology Today, the variety of potential partners offered through dating apps can make it even more difficult when it comes to searching for a relationship. With so many virtual profiles to consider, many single people find that online dating isn't as helpful as originally thought.

A quarter of 25- to 40-four-year-olds use online dating apps, but only about five percent of users are able to successfully form a relationship from them. If you have ever been on Tinder, you can already agree to the fact that its focus is more toward instant satisfaction rather than a long-term, healthy relationship.

"Dating today is a nightmare," says Behavioral Psychologist and Author Barry Schwartz told Psychology Today.

For each first meeting, you don't know what to expect — so expect the worst. Many women who are dating tend to send their current location to their close friends, bring along pepper spray and mentally prepare. While not all first dates are awful enough to take action, it's better to be safe than sorry when a date goes south.

There are bad experiences involved with online dating as a college student, but we can't let that keep us from looking for relationships. If you aren't a fan of apps like Tinder, try being more friendly to peers during class, club meetings or parties. You never know if sparks fly unless you try.

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