We’re still in that weird time where it’s still kinda hot outside, yet it’s raining pumpkin spice everything. We’ve stashed our bikinis but still rock our white jeans. But if you’re still hitting up your summer fling, you’re likely Draking, and we’re here to help.
What the hell is Draking, you might ask?
It’s time to educate yourself on generation Z slang at its finest. According to Urban Dictionary (yes, the most scholarly source there is, we know), Draking lovingly refers to expressing one’s emotions in an over-the-top weepy manner, à la everybody’s favorite Canadian rapper, Drake.
Now, don’t get us wrong: There’s absolutely no shame in expressing your feelings, but Draking refers to those late-night moments when that hotline bling, but it’s you calling up your summer fling.
We totally get it! Summer is a time for long, hazy nights out with friends and outdoor brunches with bae. But when you’re Draking, you’re holding on to every last drop of the summer you can, and it could be totally effing with your psyche.
Here are all the signs you’re Draking hard, as told by lyrics from the man himself:
1“I realize I waited too long, but please don’t move on/You don’t need no one else.”
Girl, it’s time to move on. Summer love is short but sweet.
2“Mixing vodka and emotions, tapping into your emotions.”
Draking and drinking don’t mix, fam. No matter what your friends say.
3“Damn, is it the fall?/Time for me to revisit the past, there’s women to call.”
Put the phone down immediately!
4“I never had you, although I would be glad to/I’d probably go and tattoo, your name on my heart.”
We thought this was a given, but you should definitely never get a tattoo of someone you’re not even dating. Play it safe, and get yourself a fake tat that’ll fade along with your spray tan.
5“Thought of things that you shoulda said, said things that you shouldn’t say.”
Ruminating over every conversation from your weekend beach getaway solves nothing.
6“When the party’s over, just don’t forget me.”
Bonfire barbecues are temporary, but Insta selfies can be forever.
7“Summer’s mine/I swear I said about a hundred times, I’ma need it back.”
Put the rosé away, and bring out a bottle of Cabernet.
8“Floatin’ all through the city with the windows down/Puttin’ on like I used to.”
It’s time to dig out the cozy sweaters and boots. It’s too cold for long drives with the windows down now.
9“Weekend in Miami trying to study by the pool/Couple things due but you always get it done.”
Now it’s time to study by the fireplace, because pool days are long gone.
10“Your heart is hard to carry after dark/You’re to blame for what we could have been.”
Days are shorter and nights are longer, but don’t be mad. Cuffing season is upon us. You’ll find a new boo.
11“Taking summer off cause they tell me I need recovery/Maybe gettin’ back to my regular life will humble me.”
You might be sad right now, but soon you’ll be feeling #blessed and #grateful that the leaves are changing and you’re ready to start anew.