A buzz word being used to refer to creators and influencers forming or encouraging unhealthy relationships with their fans. Usually used in the context of young audiences feeling they have a relationship with the influencer due to the huge amount of the influencer’s content they consume. The influencer in question, however, is unaware of the fan’s existence other than the general knowledge of having fans. Common examples include Dream and his stans. These relationships are exacerbated by the influencers confirming they have more than a creator-to-viewer relationship.

The word is circulating due to various YouTube essays about the phenomenon using the word, and therefore people who enjoy complaining about influencers repeating what they heard in the video in any comments section they can find.
I can’t believe that creator encourages parasocial relationships with his fans...

Man what a parasocial relationship :/
by SodaScarf April 12, 2021
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a word you know the meaning of if you are part of dream stan twitter.
This is how dangerous parasocial relationships can form. Dream doesn't love you. He can't love you. Dream doesn't KNOW you. He can appreciate you but he can't fucking love you.
by bunmiles April 16, 2021
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pertaining to abnormalities in society.
The locals have launched a campaign to extirpate parasocial problems.
by uttam maharjan March 9, 2010
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A fan of an online personality, usually a twitch streamer, who tends to send expensive gifts or large donations to the streamer as a result of an irregular parasocial relationship with the streamer
I can’t believe that guy sent Hasanabi a Gucci wallet in the mail. What a parasocial andy, dude.
by reactlord July 24, 2021
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This is how dangerous parasocial relationships can form. Dream doesn't love you. He can't love you. Dream doesn't KNOW you. He can appreciate you but he can't fucking love you.
emily: “i am in love with dream slash parasocial”
by myphonewastakenwastaken April 18, 2021
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