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Guy Tries to Impress Girl is an image macro series featuring various stock photographs of men talking with women. The images are typically captioned with awkward mock dialogues, in which the man attempts to impress the woman with absurd or inappropriate responses to her interests.
On July 7th, 2016, multimedia artist James Nielssen tweeted a mock date conversation in which his date claims to "love traveling," leading him to respond "that is my favorite basketball rule violation" in an attempt to impress her (shown below). Within seven months, the tweet gained over 4,200 likes and 1,800 retweets.
On August 11th, 2016, Nielssen posted another mock dialogue in which he responds that his "dad is a dog" when trying to impress a date that indicates an interest in the animals. That day, Instagram user @thefunnyintrovert posted a stock photograph of a couple on a date captioned with Nielssen's joke (shown below, left). On October 6th, 2016, the @discojerry Instagram feed posted an image macro of a woman revealing she studies agriculture, leading her date to reply that his "dad is a watermelon" (shown below, right).
On January 26th, 2017, the classicalfuck Instagram feed posted a classical art image macro in which a man replies that his "dad is a table" to a woman expressing interest in interior design (shown below, left). On February 14th, Redditor JonMlee submitted an image macro of a boy standing next to a locker who replies "I'm mentally ill too" after a girl identifies herself as "non binary gender fluid pansexual" (shown below, right).
Within one week, the post gained over 37,700 points (72% upvoted) and 1,600 comments on /r/dankmemes. On February 21st, Redditor URSAMAJOR03 submitted a post speculating that "Guy Tries to Impress Girl" memes were a good investment to /r/memeeconomy
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