Just going to address a few things in regards to our favourite pair, Cole and Lili.
They’re not a PR thing. I am 1000% certain about this. Had they been, by now we would have had an album full of photos of them kissing and holding hands all over town. You all have to remember something important here, the SH family are geniuses. I have never seen such an astute bunch of people. So many of you have proven you have the right qualifications to join the FBI or even become private investigators. The only reason the rumours about SH dating started was because of this community here on Tumblr being able to piece together every little crumb that was thrown our way and complete the puzzle. The media caught wind of this because our sleuthing made its way to Twitter. Most of the articles speculating on SH have used evidence from a “SH are dating” thread on Twitter. So it’s us, the fans, who figured it out. Lili has been giving us clues for months - not because she wanted people to know, but because she wanted to share as much of her relationship with her man by still remaining private. Cole and Lili didn’t know people would become so invested in their love life, that’s probably why they toned it down this last month. If they were just “friends” I can assure you they would not be so secretive all the time. Why would two friends care if people think they’re dating? If anything, they would revel in these dating rumours and use it to promote Bughead as much as possible. But you know why they don’t? Because they care more about their offscreen romance than they do their onscreen one. They’re protecting this beautiful bond they have.
Also, Cole is the last person on the planet who would ever agree to publicity stunts. He is so anti celebrity and anti Hollywood. He rarely even promotes Riverdale nor does he contribute to the live tweeting sessions every week. So why the hell would he sign up for a relationship that’s all PR? Anyway, I’ve never doubted that Cole and Lili were together and in love. I’ll admit, recently I had my worries that they might have been on a break - and who knows - maybe they really were, and they worked everything out yesterday or today even. Regardless, I think they’ve both agreed to be a little more open about being together and that’s why we’ve been spoiled with a lot of goodies today. Cole has definitely shown signs of slowly becoming more publicly affectionate towards Lili by showing her face in his IG story last week, and commenting with heart eyes on her photo. Does it honestly surprise anyone that this is happening? It was building up to this. They won’t stay quiet forever. One only needs to look at Cole and Lili when they’re standing next to each other and there is no denying the chemistry between those two. It’s palpable.
As for the people thinking Lili’s caption about the breakfast date being about the dog … please just look up the word subtext. Cole was the most noticeable part of that photo - thanks to the one jacket he owns - and if you pay attention you’ll notice his face in the table’s reflection … just saying. Lili’s clever; she knows exactly what’s she’s doing.
She clearly used the dog as a cover up to not have to blatantly say, “Hey, ya’ll, Cole and I are on a date”. Read between the lines. She was on a date with Cole, obviously. The dog most likely belonged to the people sitting next to them.
Today they indirectly told us they’re dating, and that was probably their intention all along. They’re never going to come right out and mouth the words “we’re together”; they’re going to keep doing it in the most sneakiest and cryptic ways.
Ps, if you’re a hater, I’m not interested in hearing your negative opinion on this. Go complain or sulk in your own tags.