There's absolutely no denying that when I came out of an almost-6-year relationship the concept of fuckboys was definitely a new one. When I was 14 (the last time I was single!), 'fuckboys' just weren't a thing- or, at least not as much of a thing as they are now. Suddenly, I was thrown right into the deep end because everything had changed. You didn't just like someone and become boyfriend and girlfriend; suddenly there was a difference between 'talking', 'seeing someone', 'dating' and then being 'in a relationship'.
To be honest, I hate it. But not as much as I hate fuckboys. I'm now well aware of how to tell if someone is a fuckboy or not, thanks to the guidance of my girlfriends and it has started saving me a lotta lotta time. If you're still as baffled as I was this time last year, let me share with you some of the signs of a Grade A fuckboy...
All about the snaps
If he only ever snaps you, he's a fuckboy. Believe. Me. If he won't add you on Facebook, if he won't text or call you, heck if he doesn't even ask for your number at all, but if he snaps you alllllll of the time, better believe the boy is a fuckboy. It won't be long before the dick pics and the nude requests come rolling in, and they'll all be more awful than the last. Delete, block and tell that boy BYE.
He messages you past 2am
And by message, I mean snaps you of course. But seriously, if you hear from a guy after 2am he is honestly only after one thing; a booty call. It doesn't even matter if they don't have your number, they will call you through Facebook messenger. Trust me.
He ignores you in person
So you've been chatting quite a lot, sending a few cheeky pictures, talking about hooking up...and then when you see him in person, he totally blanks you! What's that about?
Girl, it's because he's a fuckboy.
He will come and see you on special occasions
Like, a Friday night past 2am. When you're drunk. So he can pick you up in his car and have his way with you. Nuh uh girl, don't do it. Do. Not. Do. It.
Every conversation is about sex
"Hey how are you? Had a good day? Yeah, good, I had a great day thinking about you...wanna send me a picture to remind me what that booty looks like?"
This is a genuine conversation I have had with a fuckboy. And it's not unique- it's pretty standard fuckboy conversation. If he don't wanna talk to you about your day, he's not interested in anything other than the bang he's trying to get. Cut him off.
His words don't match his actions
If he always talks about banging you (in a mutual conversation, not when he's pretending to ask about your day first...) but never actually comes to bang you, he's a fuckboy. And possibly also has a girlfriend. Either that or he's a virgin who has succumbed to the peer pressure of 'lad culture' and that's why he feels the need to talk about sex all the time. Either way, steer clear.
Speaking of girlfriends...
Fuckboys are rarely single
Either they have a girlfriend, have ten women on the go or they've got a girl who thinks she's his girlfriend who will definitely come for you if she finds out you've been chatting with/sleeping with 'her' man. Honestly, fuckboys are never 100% single. Ever.
They never want more
When you eventually get sick of the bullshit and tell him you want him to step up to a relationship of leave you alone, he'll come out with some crappy "I'm not ready right now but if I was it would be with you...let's see how it goes for now, just take it slow?"
No. Do not 'see how it goes', because you will see him going after every other girl except you. He's just saying this to ensure you stay in his life to send him nudes whenever he likes, and he'll try and act like he's genuinely sorry that he isn't in the right space of mind to date but believe me, he doesn't give two shits. Respect yourself enough to walk away...or brace yourself for him begging for nudes come 2am.
Remember...their social media profile says it all
If they write non stop about football and menism, pose with a joint in every Insta post, tweet J Cole and Drake lyrics and are holding a fish in their profile picture, they're a Grade A fuckboy.
(This one's a joke...kinda)
Remember ladies, you can sleep with whoever the hell you like, and if you want to go for a fuckboy, that's cool boo, keep doing you! No judgement from me, I've been there and done it and it's not for me! This is a post for the girls who want to steer clear of them.