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Meet 'Overly Attached Girlfriend,' Your Friday Meme

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Apparently there's a new meme called "Overly Attached Girlfriend," inspired by a parody Justin Bieber fan video and complete with a Twitter account that tweets things like, "Guys night? Sounds like fun! Where are we going?" and "You ate at Wendy's? WHO THE FUCK IS WENDY?"

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Man, the "crazy girlfriend" trope is getting old. (Not that it was ever "new.") Plus, it's not just women who post way-too-personal missives on their significant other's Facebook wall 20 times a day or snoop through emails; guys get intense about relationships, too. But I'm on my period right now, so I'm probably too emotional to talk about this stuff.

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I will say that we do all know some people like this — male and female — so some of the more ridiculous jokes made me giggle, like "You pocket dialed me. SO I LISTENED FOR SIX HOURS." and "Doesn't spit or swallow. SAVES." (Ew.)

"Overly Attached Girlfriend" Is The Girlfriend Meme You've Been Waiting For [Buzzfeed]

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It kind of has to be Overly Attached Girlfriend to be funny, because if you did the same jokes with a boyfriend, it would just be scary.

Like the saying "men are afraid that women will laugh at them, women are afraid that men will kill them"...with a woman, it's seen more as a pain in the ass. With a man, people intuitively know that possessiveness and lack of boundaries can go very, very badly indeed.