three tiktok videos about the phrase "look how small my hands are"

Look How Small My Hands Are

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Updated Apr 03, 2024 at 12:56PM EDT by Zach.

Added Apr 02, 2024 at 04:57PM EDT by Phillip Hamilton.

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About

Look How Small My Hands Are is a catchphrase often said to be used by women as an excuse to measure their hands against a man's hands and flirt with them. In memes, the term is sometimes seen as the female equivalent of the phrase "Where My Hug At" and is commonly attributed to 'pick me' girls. The phrase became popularized as the subject of memes on TikTok as early as 2021. In 2024, the phrase gained increased interest after a meme asking if you'd rather have a "where my hug at" son or a "look how small my hands are" daughter went viral.

Origin

On February 3rd, 2021, TikToker[1] @alanajenks posted a skit in which she portrays a girl using the "look how small my hands are" technique to measure her hands against a man's, attributing the technique to "pick me girls" through her lip dub, garnering over 190,000 views in three years (shown below). This is one of the earliest known memes about the phrase.

@alanajenks like STOPP #fyp ♬ original sound – Uzi

Spread

Videos about girls using the phrase to get closer physically to men became increasingly popular on TikTok over the following years. On February 18th, 2021, TikToker[2] @peternugget posted a video where he jokes about girls who use the technique, garnering over 799,000 views in three years (shown below, left). On September 1st, 2022, TikToker[3] @charlwarlxx posted a video using the phrase that gained over 1.5 million views in two years (shown below, right).

@peternugget I think her hands are small #fyp #viral #pov #comedy ♬ original sound – peter nguyen

@charlwarlxx It’s the tried and tested flirting method #gymtok #fyp #flirt ♬ messi is the goat – CINEXTV

On March 26th, 2024, TikToker[4] @blackswangreygoose posted a video captioned, "'Where my hug at' son or 'look at how small my hands are' daughter," garnering over 1.8 million views in a week (shown below).

On March 29th, a screenshot of the video was posted to the /r/Explainthejoke[5] subreddit, garnering over 8,000 upvotes in five days. On April 1st, the X[6] gimmick account @insultsrare posted a screenshot of the video, garnering over 236,000 likes and 11,000 reposts in two days.

@blackswangreygoose

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♬ The Maze – Aves🔮

Various Examples

@thebrok IS THIS TRUE LADIES???👀💛 ive been wondering about this for a minute now, don’t lieee loll #fyp #foryou #viral ♬ original sound – Evalina♡

@basicallycatx I mean it more of a laugh at me way than a I’m cute way I promise #pickme #fyp ♬ Beach Bunny by Cloud 9 – Quinn

@hippicam #pickme #Destinationdepop #DoritosDuetRoulette #fyp ♬ original sound – Polo G

@fombasyllah Iykyk #fyp #foryou #foryoupage #xzybca ♬ supermassive black hole – :)

Search Interest

External References

[1] TikTok – alanajenks

[2] TikTok – peternugget

[3] TikTok – charlwarlxx

[4] TikTok – blackswangreygoose

[5] Reddit – ExplainTheJoke

[6] X – insultsrare

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