It’s been a full five years of One Direction ’shipping.
Since 2010, fans have arranged every conceivable combination of the five past and present members — Harry, Liam, Niall, Louis and Zayn — into potential romances. They range from the utterly silly (Narry = Niall and Harry) to the slightly more plausible (LiLo = Liam and Louis, Niam = Niall and Liam) to the mack daddy of all 1D ’ships, Larry Stylinson (Louis and Harry).
Larry ’shippers are the most visible 1D ’shippers on the web, making Tumblr and Twitter (as well as a unique social networking site) their dominions. This is my favorite Larry tweet of all time:
Louis is having a baby with a STYLIst?? HARRY STYLES!!! larry confirmed #LouisTomlinson
— Luke's Girlfriend 卌 (@iChloe5SOS) July 14, 2015
And an appropriate GIF of Larry hugging at the last 1D show of their On The Road Again Tour, for posterity: https://www.instagram.com/p/9i_XwLIvt2/
The pair’s tattoos (and maybe old tour riders) are said to hold the keys to unlocking all the Larry secrets. While that may be true, it might be more expedient to look elsewhere — like at the band’s new album,
Louis Tomlinson Is Going To Be A Dad And The Larry Shippers Are Freaking Out
Louis and Harry are the only ones looking forward on the album artwork, in the same direction (one direction, duh), while Niall peers to his left and Liam looks right. They’re clearly the only two vibrating on the same wavelength.
“Love You Goodbye” could be about a Larry break-up.
“Now I’m not saying they aren’t together now (because I fully believe they are) but I do believe at one point it got to be too much and they both decided to end it,” Tumblr user fromlarrywithlove wrote. “I know tons of relationship that have had these kinds of break ups and then make ups (one couple are happily married and just had their first child) so Louis could be pulling this song from the emotion he felt after him and H decide to call it quits.”
Liam flashed some not-so-secret hand signals.
Liam shows the sign for lovers while Louis & Harry are talking. Both used it years ago
— Larry Documents (@LarryDocuments) November 10, 2015
And I might never be the one who's brings you Flowers🌹🌹 #larry #larryaf #larrysmut #larryproof #larrystylinson #larryisreal #larryisreal #larryshipper #larryislove #larryfanart #babycakes #sweetcheeks #boobearandhazza
“What A Feeling” makes all Larry ’shippers immediately think of Larry, of course.
— Ash's girl♡ (@xJessica5sosx) November 11, 2015
I wish I could say #MadeInTheAM isn't a Larry album but Made in the AM is a Larry album.
For now, it’s all up in the air. We’ve still got the rest of
You Can Trace The Evolution Of One Direction Across Their 5 Album Covers
Beneath the bebop moon, beneath the mambo sun.