The tragic romantic hopes of twenty-something, sleep-deprived, sarcastically ‘funny’ sadboys were given a massive boost this week as news broke of comedian Pete Davidson’s engagement to pop star Ariana Grande.
This has been a slight disappointment to many who are concerned about the unbridled arrogance of the “sadboy”, because what self-obsessed egotists needed was further belief they could obtain the affections of any woman they wanted.
In many respects, Davidson’s engagement was a great win for comedy nerds, but a tough, gritty loss for those who have to deal with them.
Several weeks ago, it came to light that Davidson and Grande had begun a relationship, after both had split from long-term partners, Cazzie David and Mac Miller, respectively.
The interests of comedy sadboys were piqued at this time, as they identified a kindred spirit in Davidson, a 24-year old with a cool demeanour, oft-cynical style, and a deadpan nature that have brought him much success in comedy.
The subsequent engagement of Grande and Davidson is obviously a huge victory for love and their eternal commitment to one another, but doubles as the boost in hope that the sadboys have been looking for. Second only to the news that Elon Musk and Grimes have shacked up together, this news has firmed their belief that every woman is attainable, and that their life should be conducted in accordance with that belief.
At the end of the day, all the best to the happily engaged couple - from your friends, The Obiter.