Have you ever: driven yourself crazy wondering why Betty is with Jughead when she should really be with Archie? Spent sleepless nights writing extensive fan fiction about Dana Scully and Fox Mulder (more like Fox “Smolder,” amirite?) of The X-Files? Cried over the improbability of Harry Potter and Hermione Granger ever falling in love?
If you answered yes to any of the above, you’re probably a “shipper.” That’s short for “relationshipper,” or someone who finds him- or herself emotionally invested in the romance — real or potential — between two or more fictional characters.