追星 [zhuī xīng] v. To chase stars. To be a fan.
I’m not blindly “chasing stars”; I am bravely managing my romantic relationships. #the real reason for fangirling / fanboying#
A tongue-in-cheek love manifesto I saw on Weibo. Some fans are so invested in fangirling / fanboying that they are no longer interested in dating IRL, hence the quip that “most star-chasing dogs are single dogs.”
As for stans who just joke about being “in love” with their idols, claiming certain celebrities as the men or women of their dreams helps them withstand the societal pressure to date or marry.