Virgin vs. Chad, also known as Virgin Walk, refers to a series of illustrations comparing various "virgin" men with low self-confidence to their Chad Thundercock counterparts. After an MS Paint depiction of the walk began circulating online in March 2017, other illustrations of "virgin" behaviors began appearing on the /r9k/ board on 4chan.
On April 23rd, 2016, a 4chan user submitted a post titled "Virgin signs," listing the "infamous virgin walk" as a way to identify a virgin on the /r9k/ board (shown below). In the thread, the gait was described as someone walking with "hands in your pockets and always looking down." On March 25th, 2017, an illustration depicting an example of the "virgin walk" was posted to /r9k/ (shown below).
That same day, the "Virgin Walk" illustration was reposted on FunnyJunk. On June 6th, 2017, a post urging viewers to "post all vi/r/gin memes" was submitted to /r9k/, in which various MS Paint illustrations were submitted depicting various behaviors associated with virgins juxtaposed with their "Chad" and "Wizard" counterparts, including the "virgin walk" image (shown below).
The following day, Redditor PyrusSolus submitted an Imgur gallery containing images from the 4chan thread to /r/4chan. Meanwhile, a collection of the images were highlighted in a thread on the BodyBuilding Forums. On June 10th, Redditor hardflips submitted an image comparing the "virgin walk" to the "Chad stride" to /r/justneckbeardthings subreddit.
Swole Doge vs. Cheems
Swole Doge vs. Cheems refers to a comparison format in which representatives of the same group from two historical eras are presented as Swole Doge and Cheems and are compared to each other, similar to Virgin vs. Chad. Originating from a viral Reddit meme, the format gained popularity on Reddit and Facebook starting in mid-May 2020.