Help, My Friends Don’t Think My Boyfriend Is Hot!

  • Christine Ochefu
  • Arthur Grigaitis’s
  • Karam Moore

Freelance feature article for VICE UK.

Modern love is hard work. Between navigating unsolicited dick pics and thinking up not-lame answers to Hinge prompts, dating in the digital age comes with a lot of stressors. But none are quite as nerve-wracking as the moment when the group chat asks for a photo of the new person you’re seeing.

We all know how it goes. You’ve been dating for a couple of weeks now and naturally, your friends are all curious. “Send a pic!” they say. So, you grab a screenshot from his or her Instagram and hit send. But then you notice that the picture isn’t actually that flattering. Maybe the lighting’s weird or their outfit doesn’t look as good as it did IRL. Before your mates have even had a chance to respond, you find yourself bizarrely vouching for your new crush's attractiveness, like some desperate lawyer in a trial for hotness...

Illustrations by Mel Lou. Click here to read the full article.