Yelp Reviews Chronicle One New Yorker’s Heartbreak
Chase Compton's Yelp reviews provide a glimpse into the demise of his relationship with his ex-boyfriend.
Like many people do, Chase Compton fell in love and then got his heart-broken. Unlike other people, Compton decide to share the tale of his love lost, not through maudlin Facebook updates or 140 character angry tweets, but through Yelp.
In December of last year, Compton turned to Yelp as a place of catharsis. Writing reviews of places that were important in his relationship, he shared a glimpse at his story, and occasionally a sense of what the restaurant is like. But don’t expect to know much about the food or the decor – there is no grumbling about the service, just lyrical stories about time both before and after the break-up in eateries around the city. About Susanna Pizzeria, Compton says this:
I always felt sorry for Susanna. I felt like it deserved a chance. As I walked around my neighborhood feeling like the most single person in all of Manhattan, my heart nearly broke when I passed this pizzeria and saw that it was still completely empty. So I went in.“You and I are going to be okay, Susanna,” I said to myself.
Compton explained to Business Insider that the project is a ‘topographical map of [his] love story.’
Yelp did not know about Compton’s reviews until Business Insider contacted them for comment. It seems that the company is happy for him to continue telling his tale via their service, suggesting that he could even become a part of their Elite Squad.