English used to be one of the simplest languages to understand and learn. It’s still so, just that the lingo change across generations has gone pretty out of hand! “MOFO”,”FOMO”, “OP”, “OG”, “woke”- well, the list is long. You’ve probably just looked for this article since you’ve come across this newly trending term Simp. Confused? Don’t worry; we’ll make sure you know everything you need to know about this once you finish the article!
Talking about growing trends, how can we not talk about Tiktok! Well, from mind-blowing dance choreographies to bat-shit crazy antics- this app has got it all.
It’s is not just the teenagers who’re participating. MarketingCharts TikTok data shows over 50% of TikTok users in the US are aged between 18-34 – with a nearly even split between 18-24-year-olds and 25-34-year-olds. Another interesting factor is, we still find a quarter of US TikTok users are aged 45-64.
So, whether you like it or now, the world is slowly shifting towards this millennial madness! So, you need to be updated as well. Or you might get the FOMO. LOL! Just messing around, let’s get back to business!
Where did the word Simp originate?
Contradictory to what most people say, the word Simp is pretty old! It’s being used as an abbreviation to “simpleton” from the pre-internet times, so, no it’s not something that these new New-Age Gen-Z guys made up. However, the word was popularised by Tiktok recently, and boy has it been doing rounds!
Simp has been something that has been used quite often in the black pop-culture community for years. Here is an example:
Now get your mind right, hater, you a simp (a simp)
And I’m a red hot undercover pimmmmmp (pimmmmp)
that make them guls get down on the flo’, on the flo’
Like a real live money makin pro, uhh
-UGK(Take It Off, 2001)
What is the meaning of Simp?
So the word, as of now, stands for “Somebody who Idolizes Mediocre Pussy”. Shook? Well, it is what it is.
To break it down for you, here are a few standard definitions for you according to Urban Dictionary :
– A man who puts himself in a subservient/submissive position under women in hopes of winning them over, without the female bringing anything to the table.
– He puts too much value on a female for no reason.
– Prides himself with ‘Chivalry’ in hopes of getting sexual gratification from women.
– A square with no game other than ‘Rolling out the Red-Carpet’ for every female.
Although “simp” started as a word referring to a foolish or gullible person, it has turned pretty misogynistic. Hell, there is even a standard set of rules to decide whether you’re a “simp” or not!
Are you a Simp?
Ever been called the CEO of Simp? Confused regarding what the person meant?
Here are nine ways to know if you are a Simp:
- You are always doing the most for a girl who doesn’t like you.
- ‘Where my hug at?’
- Are you always trying to impress girls?
- Do you cancel all your plans just to hang out with any random girl?
- Will you defend any girl just for a drop of the *cat emoji*?
- Do you think doing creepy things to impress the girl (who, actually doesn’t know you exist) works?
The above points should give you a pretty good idea regarding how NOT to be a Simp!
What the Hell is the Simp Nation Challenge?
This is just a strange trend which became insanely popular on TikTok. So, What is it?
Well, the trend involves making a video where a mashup of Rockstar by Post Malone and Hey Ya by Outkast is being played in the background. It’s pretty random, where there is a task shown on the screen, cut short to the person holding their hands out with the words’ Welcome to Simp Nation’. Don’t believe me? Check this out:
Bored teenagers, I tell you!
So, isn’t this trend pretty Misogynistic?
As a matter of fact, it is.
You’ll find quite a lot of articles regarding this on the internet regarding this, like the one on MEL.
There are quite a few aspects to this: what if the guy is genuinely nice? Another aspect of it is what most people focus on when they refer to “being a Simp”- being in a toxic relationship where the girl treats the guy like a slave.
Summarising everything, if a self-proclaimed Tiktok star calls you a Simp, don’t worry you’re fine. However, if the girl you’re crushing on tells you this, you should probably move on!
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