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We’re Here for the Nerdiest Takes on the “He’s Not Your Man” Meme

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Meme culture can often be like a game of telephone. Someone somewhere posts an earnest thought or message, and that message gets distorted and appropriated with hilarious results. Part of the fun of memes is seeing just how wildly they spin out of control, to the point where nearly everyone has a hot take on the meme du jour.

Twitter is currently awash with the “he’s not your man” meme, based on a dating advice tweet that lists bad attributes before declaring that said attributes make the man who’s described not worthy of your time. People quickly jumped on the trend and went wild with the framework, leading to some hilarious (and surprisingly educational) posts.

I know we’ve still got a little over a month left of 2018, but I would like to humbly submit “he’s not your man” for meme of the year. I mean, look at the range of this thing:

“He’s not your man” Literature Edition:

“He’s not your man” Historical Figures:

“He’s not your man” Film and Television:

“He’s not your man” Things Edition:

Ladies, if he: doesn’t respond to texts, makes obscure jokes about literature, references Clippy the Microsoft Paper Clip, and makes me laugh uncontrollably, he’s not your man. He’s my favorite meme this year.

What’s your favorite take on the “he’s not your man” meme? And if this isn’t your meme of the year, what is?

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Chelsea Steiner
Chelsea was born and raised in New Orleans, which explains her affinity for cheesy grits and Britney Spears. An pop culture journalist since 2012, her work has appeared on Autostraddle, AfterEllen, and more. Her beats include queer popular culture, film, television, republican clownery, and the unwavering belief that 'The Long Kiss Goodnight' is the greatest movie ever made. She currently resides in sunny Los Angeles, with her husband, 2 sons, and one poorly behaved rescue dog. She is a former roller derby girl and a black belt in Judo, so she is not to be trifled with. She loves the word “Jewess” and wishes more people used it to describe her.