15 Nostalgic People Share What They Miss About the 2000s


It’s hard to believe we’re almost a decade removed from the 2000s, but time is moving fast, baby.

What do you miss about the 2000s? The same things as these folks?

1. Gamer

“Nintendo Gamecube – I know it was the third place console, but it had so many games that I played constantly. I still think Rogue Leader is the best Star Wars game ever made – and that was sixteen years ago!”

2. Old-fashioned

“The old-fashioned PC, Windows XP and the pre-Facebook Internet.

I get such nostalgia pangs when I remember sitting on my Dad’s old PC, playing computer games and watching old, non-professional videos.”

3. ‘Toons

“Cartoon Network. It used to be awesome back then.”

4. Good times with this one

“MSN Messenger.”

5. Harry mania

“Harry Potter being in its heyday and theorizing about what would happen in the next books.”

6. Me too

“Borders bookstores.”

7. Top 8

“Myspace. The site was flawed, but it was so much fun. The crazy layouts, the “top 8″ friends, the surveys, the music.”

8. Nothing more

“Buying a game at the store, reading the manual on the car ride home, then popping the disc in the console and immediately playing it, the entire game and what it had to offer, nothing more.”

9. Flip phones

“I miss the flip phone era from like 2006-2010, for me at least.

I was just better at communication back then. I was on 7th grade to mid high school back then and if I wanted to talk to a girl I’d call her. Texting wasn’t unlimited for a lot of people.”

10. Vh1

“The old Vh1 with all of the stupid reality shows and the “I Love the XX’s” decade shows.”

11. The old days

“Checking my translucent blue VTECH answering machine when I got home from work.”

12. Just enough

“Just enough features on phones where we can make plans and figure out where we’re going. But not SO much functionality that we stare at our phones when we hang out with people.”

13. The aesthetic

“Overall I just miss the overall aesthetic of the 2000s. Everything was all gritty because it was barely a new millenia and nobody knew how the future would look like. Companies back then had over complicated logos to help them stand out from the rest of the crowd. Everything felt more real than the over-simplicity of today, and I truly miss that.”

14. Discman

“I graduated high school in 2001. I’ll always remember my yellow Sony Discman connected to the tape deck in my ’94 Saturn SL2. It was a stick shift too! The anti-skip didn’t work great, but I loved my collection of CDs I had going in the visor.”

15. Amen

“I miss the messy culture of the 2000s. People wore ugly accessories, too many layers, messy makeup. Now, everything has to be so perfect, so “instagrammable”.”