#ThisCouldBeUsButYouPlayin is the greatest hashtag

Is there such a thing as the perfect couple?

Mar 2, 2020, 9:17 am*

Internet Culture


Miles Klee

This story contains material that might be NSFW.

The sentiment that “this could be us, but you playin’”—i.e., messing around when you could be settling into a deeply meaningful relationship like the one depicted in an accompanying photo—has lately taken Twitter and Tumblr by storm. In the process, we’ve all revealed a lot about our romantic ideals.

Probably too much, if we’re being quite honest. To wit:

There have been, of course, a number of not-as-funny twists on the original meme—just replace “playing” with just about any other word and you’re there. More compelling by far are the many, many NSFW (if sometimes sweet) contributions to the original hashtag.

You’ve been warned.

Well, it’s important to have role models, anyway.

Photo by Amanda Sicard/Flickr  

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*First Published: Feb 6, 2014, 4:38 pm