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Girl dating her Jansport on Instagram is the best thing you’ve ever seen

There is no love as strong as that between a girl and her satchel.


Nayomi Reghay


Posted on May 16, 2015   Updated on May 28, 2021, 7:52 pm CDT

Spring is in the air, which means plenty of opportunities for lazy dates on restaurant patios and long, romantic walks in the park. But what if you’re single? You could sign up for Tinder or OKCupid, but Genevieve Blau has found an alternative solution: dating her Jansport.

Blau has been documenting her dates on Instagram for about a month now. At first, their courtship was somewhat tentative.

It all started when Blau got off of work one evening and decided to take herself out to dinner in the West Village.

 “I was going to a nice restaurant and I was wearing this backpack,” Blau told the Daily Dot. “And I was like, you know what? I’m going to choose to not feel bad about the fact that I’m wearing jeans and a T-shirt going to this fancy Italian restaurant and make this about something fun that I can do while I dine by myself.”

So how long does Blau intend to keep this love affair going? In other words, how serious is it between her and the backpack? 

“I’m going to a family wedding next week and I’m thinking about taking Jansport with me,” Blau told me. “I’m curious to see what they will all say.” If you’re interested in seeing how this love affair turns out, be sure to follow Blau—and, of course, her backpack—on Instagram.

Image by Nayomi Reghay

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*First Published: May 16, 2015, 11:00 am CDT