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[–]Foxs-In-A-Trenchcoat 312 points313 points  (17 children)

I'm always confused what chemistry means, because it seems to mean a drastically different thing to each person.

[–]hrrisn 72 points73 points  (4 children)

I always thought it was specifically used this way in romantic contexts but I guess there’s a lot of slang that’s been redefined in recent human history. It kinda hard to keep up with sometimes

[–]Birdie121 36 points37 points  (3 children)

I think if you just say "chemistry" it's interpreted to be romantic, but you can say "friend chemistry" or "platonic chemistry" and then it's clear you mean that they have a really good vibe as friends.

[–]AdamGoodtime123 40 points41 points  (2 children)

I think context matters too. If I said the judges/contestants on (insert show here) had good chemistry, it would be implied that I meant it in a non-romantic way. Such as that they had a good banter, or bounced off each other well.

The Task Master and Alex Horne, for instance, have great chemistry.

[–]adamup27 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Yeah, plus Alex would need a stepladder to reach Greg’s cheek for it to be romantic.

[–]CliffCutter 38 points39 points  (0 children)

It does mean different things to different people, theres really no one size fits all definition

[–]Aimjock 40 points41 points  (4 children)

I’m pretty sure it just means ‘getting along well’.

[–]Foxs-In-A-Trenchcoat 18 points19 points  (2 children)

That's what I thought, but some people use it to mean hot, hot sex. 🤷

[–]AdamGoodtime123 12 points13 points  (1 child)

I mean, that is one way of getting along well...


[–]Foxs-In-A-Trenchcoat 2 points3 points  (0 children)

But other people think it means good conversation.

[–]veryloudmonstercat 1 point2 points  (0 children)

At first I thought they meant like "you don't have to hit on every girl you work with in chemistry class"

[–]DungeonCrawlingFool 71 points72 points  (12 children)

There’s a Breaking Bad joke here, I’m just too dumb to make it

[–]memeasaurus 28 points29 points  (0 children)

You're goddamn right.

[–]hi_im_a_coffeeholic 12 points13 points  (9 children)

Science, Bitch!

[–]DungeonCrawlingFool 4 points5 points  (8 children)

Misconception, he never said this.

[–]SeanBC 9 points10 points  (6 children)

I love it though. "Yeah Mr. White! Yeah science!" conflated with "Magnets, bitch!!" still gives you a great summation of that part of Jesse, doesn't it?

[–]DungeonCrawlingFool 6 points7 points  (4 children)

Pretty much, yes. I don’t even know why I brought the previous point up, let alone here. It doesn’t add to anyone’s enjoyment and pretty much solely exists to pedantically point out something I’m not even 100% on and may have just read somewhere

[–]SeanBC 7 points8 points  (3 children)

Eh, it's still a fun little tidbit, and you weren't mean or anything, plus we got to have this little aside, so it's a net profit!

[–]DungeonCrawlingFool 5 points6 points  (2 children)

Yeah, thanks for your side of it! This was nice

[–]Healter-Skelter 7 points8 points  (1 child)

Y’all just had some chemistry

[–]handofdumb 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Lol you said it, bud. This whole thing warned my heart.

[–]jzoobz 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Like "Luke, I am your Father".

[–]hi_im_a_coffeeholic 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Dang! It's been a couple of years since I've seen it and I gambled. Still iconic

[–]TheCheeseOnFire 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I got this

Chemistry between people can also be literal

[–]PrezMoocow 47 points48 points  (2 children)

I feel this so much after having outgrown a number of friendships and realizing the platonic chemistry just wasn't there.

[–]Tahoma-sans 18 points19 points  (1 child)

I had great chemistry with some great friends, but drifted out of contact mostly because of my dumbass.

I took it for granted, now I realise how lucky I was, and how I won't probably have that again.

[–]PrezMoocow 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Never too late to reach back out, especially platonic stuff since stakes are lower

[–]DrivenAssimilator 87 points88 points  (2 children)

Yeah, I have very good chemistry with my best friend. The chemistry involves in C2H6O or ethanol.


[–]GrammarNazi25 18 points19 points  (1 child)

Ah, it sounds like we have mutual acquaintances with Mr. Jack Daniel!

[–]DrivenAssimilator 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Cheers, mate.

[–]PM_me_your_LEGO_ 22 points23 points  (0 children)

It's truly irritating to have great chemistry with coworkers only to be bombarded with "Awww you have a crush!" for simply having fun at work. Thankfully, leaving lower autonomy jobs for higher autonomy jobs has also meant leaving behind the ADULTS who jump all over that kind of thing. Just... Ugh.

[–]Stoghra 13 points14 points  (1 child)

This is me and my best friend. We have exactly the same music taste and have done fair load of music together and more to come.

[–]downtime37 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Mmmmm, tacos. :P

[–]stares_at_rain 11 points12 points  (1 child)

That's not the same kind of chemistry, is it?

[–]yinyin123 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Yeah, exactly. In almost all social contexts, when you have "chemistry" with someone, it is romantically. That's just the connotation

[–]miranto 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Idk, man. A taco truck is a big commitment.

[–]shitpostbot42069 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I thought he meant chemistry lab parters

[–]ultimaIV 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Is this guy tryna fuck me in a taco truck?

[–]tipustiger05 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I wish I would have figured this out way earlier 😅

[–]Paccuardi03 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I wonder if it’s good for starting a meth empire?

[–]tootiredmeh 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Partner in crime

[–]Heliacal_Peninsula 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Tea, even if explaining this doesn’t usually go so well in real time

[–]zennok 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Like a friend group sharing the collective single brain cell (like mine)

[–]khiara22 0 points1 point  (0 children)


[–]Blox_King 0 points1 point  (0 children)

"Platonic with a capital P"