"No, no one does this. Like, nothing close to this. I think if you just gave [a mixtape] it to a girl out of nowhere today, she'd probably be confused and a little weirded out." -- Noah, 17
"If there are kids my age doing this, then they are probably nerds." -- Mea, 18
"I'm not sure if people still do that. I've seen things like that happen on social media and movies, but it hasn't happened to me or any of my friends (that I know of...). People nowadays probably make playlists on Spotify or other music sources and have their significant other follow it (technology, yo!) I'd find it spectacular if someone made a playlist for me... swoon." -- Jenna, 18
"I really wish someone made me a mixtape, to be honest. Sadly, the only mixtape I've heard is If You're Reading This It's Too Late by Drake and it's not really the same." -- Gabriela, 15
"I have sent some playlists to people through Spotify, and I'll have convos with girls about music genres, then use [the information] to find a deeper meaning." -- Drew, 16
"Um, OK, so the only thing similar that I can think of is tagging [your crush] in a picture on Instagram that describes your feelings [towards them]. Which, in a way, is the same because they're using someone else's post/song to convey emotions." -- Tori, 17
"I guess like Man Crush Mondays and Woman Crush Wednesdays [on Instagram] would be the closest thing, uh... or maybe an overly sentimental Instagram post, I guess? [I]t’d just be broadcasting your love on social media..." -- Tristan, 18
"Yeah, I would love it if a guy made me a mixtape (but not one filled with cheesy '80s love songs). Nowadays, I think kids just make playlists on Spotify and SoundCloud and such and then share them with that person. It's almost like making a mixtape but with a dash of laziness." -- Sofia, 17
"I've heard of it from films from the '90s. But yeah, I don't do any of that with my girlfriend. We have 'our song' ('Ignition' by R.Kelly) and whenever, wherever we are, when we hear it, we automatically start dancing and singing." -- Ewan, 17
Not really! There are two takeaways. First of all, Today's Cool Teens™ occasionally create playlists for one another, but no youth in his or her right mind would ever go through the ludicrous effort of composing a physical copy of their tender emotional declaration.
Second of all, you are old. Mostly that, actually.
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Dave Infante is a senior writer for Thrillist, and is neither cool, nor a teen. Follow @dinfontay on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.