I don't want to derail the /r/breadtube thread too much with our highly specific Contra bullshit, so I'm going to respond to your Nyk x Oliver post here instead"She was very critical of my family and my friends"
Um... perhaps this was because she found out about you and Nyk? And maybe wondered why you'd want to be friends (or lovers, if the grape vine on Reddit that you and Nyk so readily encourage and perpetrate is to be believed) with such a headcase?
If people are telling the truth or being completely open about what the truth is about something, they tend to give very direct answers. For example; "At any point, have you been in a romantic and/or sexual relationship with Oliver Thorn aka PhilosophyTube?" The fact that this has never been answered with a straight "no" and that the rumor has even been encouraged by them convinces me that it's being answered with a subtle "yes". If the answer is no, then it would be utterly bizarre to encourage people to ship you with your platonic friend, right? Take for instance how uncomfortable JackSepticEye gets when he's forced to look at fanworks of people shipping him with Markiplier.
Again, this demonstrates how awkward it is to be "shipped" with your real-life friends. I will say this though, sometimes public figures genuinely behave in a way that's a little "off" (as with Nyk and Olly), and that leads to most of the shipping as opposed to the other way around. Of course it's still their private business, but if they behave that blatantly toward each other then it's not at all unreasonable to speculate, that's what we're doing right now in fact. I can think of a few other examples of this public figure "are they or aren't they?" game where I can't help but think "Who the hell would say something like that about a platonic friend with no explicit justification why? It's a little... yeah."
Maybe it's still weird, but I'm a regular on goddamn Kiwi Farms. What the fuck do you want from me?