@Yourexgirlfriend: The fictional broken heart taking Telegram by storm

June 29, 2017 Oleg Yegorov
While Russian authorities are mulling over banning the Telegram messaging app, one of its public channels is rapidly gaining popularity by imitating messages from a girl dumped by her boyfriend.
Byvshaya
If you want to feel like someone is frantically trying to get back together with you, or are simply up for a laugh - sign up to the channel. Source: Getty Images

A channel on Telegram called “Byvshaya” (“The Ex” - @yourexgirlfriend) was created on June 12 and has already gained over 30,000 followers in just a couple of weeks. Even channels run by some mainstream media outlets like RT and TV Rain are less popular.

The secret of Byvshaya’s popularity is quite simple. It looks like a private chat rather than a public channel, a private chat with, you got it, an ex-girlfriend. All the messages are left unanswered (maybe the hypothetical guy has blocked her) but the ex continues to write. Updates appear every couple of days. 

‘No idea why I’m writing all of this’

Despite being a fictional character, the ex demonstrates a wide range of emotions and the tone and mood of her messages changes drastically. For example, once she started by backing down after a fight: 

June 12

- Hi

- Guess I took it too far 

Then, Byvshaya began talking about how she regrets breaking up:

June 13

- Hey

- We both went too far that time

- Especially me 

She’s also been known to contact her ex-boyfriend out of the blue, by “mistake”:

June 14

- I put a “like” on your page accidentally))

June 24

- Are you pretending you haven’t seen me today?))

Once she went all out and sent a picture:

Byvshaya. / ScreenshotByvshaya. / Screenshot

June 17

- I’ve just dyed my hair))

But sometimes rage takes over: 

June 20

- Have you blocked me?

- Wow, how manly of you

- Just wow

June 23

- You really don’t know why I’ve done that?

- Okay))

- You’re just ridiculous

 But once again she is overwhelmed with sadness: 

June 26

- I dreamed about you last night

- So I’ve just woken up and kinda feel empty inside

- No idea why I’m writing all of this)) 

And then there’s just pure desperation:

June 27

- Hi, don’t think that I’m just looking for an excuse to write to you. This is really important

- Can you remind me the password for DeliveryClub?

- It’s PLEACECOMEBACK or something, isn’t it?

- ?

So, if you want to feel like someone is frantically trying to get back together with you, or are simply up for a laugh - sign up to the channel. Or perhaps it's better to find a real girlfriend....

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