I'm a Man / Woman Looking For

I'm a Man / Woman Looking For

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About

"I'm a Man / Woman Looking For", also known as "I Am A", refers to an exploitable questionnaire used on Twitter in which people specify their gender and a humorous response to what they look for in a romantic partner, parodying the format of a dating survey. The template follows the structure of a personal ad: "I am a ⚪️ man or ⚪️ woman"/ "Looking for ⚪️ Man ⚪️ Woman ⚪️ [Joke Response]." The user uses the "🔘" emoji to point to do the joke.

Origin

On August 14th, 2017, Twitter[1] user @SPENCERcNIEMETZ tweeted the first questionnaire, posting that he is a "man" looking for "Carly Rae Jepsen's 2015 masterpiece E•MO•TION to receive the justice it deserves." The tweet (shown below) received more than 8,500 retweets and 30,000 likes in eight days.


l am a: Man Woman Looking for: Men Women Carly Rae Jepsen's 2015 masterpiece E MO TION to receive the justice it deserves

Spread

Shortly after the first tweet, others began using the format. Twitter users also began changing the format to reference the Star Wars prequels (below, left), comic book superhero Spider-Man (below, center) and popular song lyrics (below, right), amassing thousands of likes and retweets.


l am a: OMan Woman Slaughtered: Not just the men OBut the Women And the children too l am a: O Man Womar Lookinga for: Man Womar Pictures of Spider-Man l am a: OMan Woman Asking myself: Well How did I get here °Where is that large automobile OMY GOD! what have I done?!

On August 20th, jazz musician and saxophonist Kenny G tweeted[2] a variation in which he claimed to be a "🔘 G" looking for "🔘 Serious Sax." The tweet (shown below) received more than 33,000 retweets and 95,000 likes.


Kenny G @kennyg I'm a Man Woman O G Looking for: A Relationship Casual Sax Serious Sax

The following day, New York magazine[3] posted an article about the meme to highlight some of the history and popularity of the format. Additionally, that day, the meme appeared on the subreddit /r/MemeEconomy. The post received more than 200 points (97% upvoted).

Various Examples


m: a man a woman Ocoming out of my cage And I've: never felt this way before had the time of my life Obeen doing just fine i'm a O man womar waiting for: a man a woman Oelon musk to: redefine our future Orun me tf over with an autonomous tesla I'm □ a man a woman not sure how this meme works and I'm seeking: clarification an explanation retweets as validation
l am a: O Man Woman Looking for: Men Women O Mariah Carey si drom 1995 masterpiece wrongfully snubbed from 1995 masterpiece Daydreanm Grammys that were l am a: Man Woman Looking for: Men Women Beyonces 2016 LEMONADE album to receive the album of the year Grammy it deserved!! l am a: OMan Woman Looking for: OJASON OJASON JASON

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