20 Perfect “You Vs. The Guy She Tells You Not To Worry About” Memes

Over the past couple of weeks, you’ve probably noticed a meme making the rounds on Twitter and Instagram– which, of course, makes it a past couple weeks much like any other meme-filled past couple of weeks, no? Anyway, this meme takes two somewhat-comparable people or objects, with one that is ostensibly better than the other, and caption it “you vs. the guy she tells you not to worry about.” You can see a basic example below:

The Daily Dot has pointed out that this meme basically represents fragile masculinity and how it can negatively impact relationships, since it implied that, not only is the girl in any given heterosexual relationship almost always cheating, she’s also automatically cheating with a hyper-masculine, beefed-up guy (the “guy she tells you not to worry about”), while the smaller, more standard-issue guy (the “you”) is the once who is jilted. I would argue, however, that it has morphed into a type of absurdism that actually mocks masculinity, since it doesn’t just juxtapose two men anymore–instead, it’ll compare, like, two sheep or a Pepe the frog meme with another Pepe the frog meme. It doesn’t really make sense, which is exactly what makes it so funny.

Anyway, this meme was not created for hacks like me to dissect and analyze on the internet! (I will save that for my dissertation when I finally get into a fully-funded “Meme Studies” PhD program at the small, progressive liberal arts college of my dreams!) It was created, instead, to be passed around the internet until it is no longer funny. So, check out these “you vs. the guy she tells you not to worry about” memes while they are still really, really funny:

1. Might as well start this off with a Harambe meme:


2. Also, here’s a Bee Movie one:


3. Now that we’ve got that out of the way:


4. Ah, yes:


6. Find the lie here, though:




8. Heh:


9. Who can blame her, though?


10. I mean?


11. This one cuts deep:


12. As does this one:


13. Word play!


14. Sorry, Hidden Valley stans:


15. :(:


16. Ah, yes–the “Things Mormons Like” Twitter account slays once again:


17. Oh…no:


18. Well, yeah:


19. Same:


20. Gorgeous:

What do you think of this meme? Which one is your favorite? Let us know in the comments!

You can reach the author, Sara Hendricks, on Twitter and Instagram.

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