The Distracted Boyfriend meme is the embodiment of the awkward situation we find ourselves in when we want something other than what we already have. The original image was taken by Antonio Guillem and posted on iStock with a caption "Disloyal man with his girlfriend looking at another girl". By early 2017, a few years after it was posted on iStock, the picture surfaced on social media, and it became a viral meme in a few short months. One of the first Distracted Boyfriend memes that featured a joke about staring at the sun during a solar eclipse was posted on Reddit and within 24 hours it gained 31.200 points.
The meme has since become synonymous with being unfaithful to girlfriends, ideologies, scientific evidence, photo cameras or virtually anything else. Despite its popularity, it is still difficult to make a good Distracted Boyfriend meme, so let's have a look at some of the best versions of the meme that emerged on social networks.
The Distracted Girlfriend meme became popular soon after the Distracted Boyfriend meme went viral. The photo belongs to the same series of images posted to iStock by Antonio Guillem.
The facial expression of the girl in the photo makes it perfect meme material because she looks as if she’s just about to risk it all and do what she wants. Both Boyfriend and Girlfriend versions of this meme contain text over each of the characters in the picture. If you have a similar dilemma you can make your own version effortlessly. Here’s how.
How to Make a Distracted Boyfriend Meme?
Online meme generators often watermark the content you create or require you to sign in before you can make a meme, which is why we recommend using Filmora Online Meme Maker. The platform lets you generate memes for free, and it offers all the tools you’ll need to quickly make a watermark-free Distracted Boyfriend meme.
1. Uploading the Image
You can click the “Copy the image” link below and the image link will be copied automatically.
Enter the URL into the box. Click on the Upload button and wait for the new page to load, so you can start making adjustments to the picture.
If you saved the photo to your computer, you can click on the +icon once you arrive at the meme maker’s homepage and navigate to its destination on your hard drive.
2. Adding Text to Memes
The textual part of the Distracted Boyfriend meme is always incorporated into the photo, so make sure that the Text Inside option is selected and proceed to insert the text into the text boxes. Click on the Add Text Box button to add a third text box to the meme, and drag the text boxes displayed on the screen to their best positions.
The Text Options menu lets you pick a font or change the color and the size of the text. It also offers the standard text alignment features, so you can easily rearrange the text.
3. Downloading the Meme
Click on the Create button once you finish customizing the text and wait for the new page to load.
Click on the download button to save the meme you created or use some of the file sharing options to post the meme on social media platforms if you are accessing the Online Meme Maker from a mobile device.
The Distracted Boyfriend is one of the most popular memes in the last couple of years that has made us all laugh because we all understand how it feels to be tempted by the things we don’t have. Do you like generating the Distracted Boyfriend or Distracted Girlfriend memes? Leave a comment below and share your experiences with us.
Ollie Mattison is a writer and a lover of all things video.
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