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Stop Live-Tweeting Strangers Flirting

#PlaneBae is just the most recent example of an obnoxious trend.
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Last week, the Twitter user Rosey Blair and her boyfriend, Houston Hardaway, made headlines for their viral live commentary on the supposed “meet-cute” between the two strangers sitting in front of them on a plane ride from New York to Dallas.

Neither the woman in front of them (whose name was later revealed to be Helen), nor her handsome seatmate, , a former pro soccer player turned model, were aware that throughout the four-hour flight their

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