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The Internet’s Boyfriend - What We Really Want from Men

Who are the Internet’s Boyfriends and what makes them such catches? One of the keys to an Internet Boyfriend is that, for all the thirsty tweets they inspire, they’re beloved for their perceived values and personality—keyword “perceived.” As long as mass media has existed, people have been able to fall intimately in love with pop idols, but the ascendancy of the internet has also allowed fans to share these feelings with each other through funny memes and rapturous Tumblr accounts. Essentially, fans collaborate to author the fantasy inner life of the Internet Boyfriend. Here’s our Take on the Internet’s Boyfriends, and how they answer the question - what do we really want from men in the 21st century?