I see a lot of modern Reddie out there but the 80′s are so great you guys. Just imagine:
Ritchie giving Eddie a floppy disk with weird ass photos or cryptic texts. Eddie doesn’t own a computer, so he does nothing with it for years. Probably until somewhere in the early 90′s. It’s the thought that counts.
Actual, long phone calls. With the wired phones and the constant fear of having parents listen in on the conversation. Not Richie’s parents, because they were never that visible in his life, but Eddie’s mom listens in almost all the time. They probably develop their own nicknames and codewords so she doesn’t understand.
Eddie hates the arcade because it’s gross, but he goes to watch Richie play. He doesn’t really want to touch the machines, but Richie insists. He lets Eddie win and suffers through a whole summer of teasing about being worse than Eddie.
Sneaking into the backdoor of the old cinema and watching terrible horror movies with the other losers (probably also sneakily holding hands in the dark, thinking the other losers won’t notice, but they do.)
Also Eddie being dedicated enough to sit in front of the radio with a recording cassette to catch all his favorite songs and make Richie a mixtape. Richie calls it lame. He listens to it all the time.