You may have heard of ‘girl math’ – with hundreds of women using TikTok to explain the logic of their spending habits – but are you aware of ‘boy math’? trend’
Girl math is the mental gymnastics women do to justify their splurges, like spending an extra £20 online to avoid paying a £5 delivery fee, or telling yourself that anything under $5 doesn’t count as a purchase .
The influencer, known as @mads_mnitch on TikTok, claimed that men often round up their height in an attempt to attract women’s attention, and joked about their use of 7 in 1 shampoo.
Elsewhere on Twitter, people shared other hilarious examples, such as fearing gold diggers even if you’re broke, and longing for a loyal girlfriend even if you cheat on her.
You may have heard of ‘girl math’ – with hundreds of women using TikTok to break down the reasoning behind their bad financial habits – but have you heard of ‘boy math’?
Speaking about the common life hack of men who are insecure about their height, she said: ‘Number one. If you are legally 6 feet tall, your medical records would legally indicate you are 6 feet tall, you are actually 6 feet tall somehow.
“And if you’re six feet tall, you’re actually six feet tall somehow. If you’re 6 feet tall, you’re actually 6 feet tall somehow!’
Mads reassured her male viewers: ‘Okay, there’s nothing wrong with height, right? I can’t emphasize that enough.
‘But a conversion table could be useful in the future. Something to think about among ourselves!’
She cheekily added: ‘Working on getting a full refund for those measuring tapes as they seem to be a bit crooked.’
Twitter users shared their own ironic examples as they poked fun at men’s bad behavior
Another problem she had was the stinginess of men when it came to bedding.
The content creator was so outraged by the “blue plaid sheets” chosen by many men that she held a moment of silence for her 315,000 fans.
Mads joked that the difference between boys’ math and girls’ math is that “boys’ math isn’t wasting your money on frivolous things.” It’s (about) being frugal, it’s being frugal’.
Mads also used more examples to illustrate the male approach to spending, saying: Men have “one pillow and a TV on the floor.” Granted, it will be the biggest damn TV you’ve ever seen in your life.
‘Cinemas will be jealous of it somehow, but why would they waste their hard-earned money on a TV stand for their giant TV?
‘Why would they waste their hard-earned money on a pillow that isn’t from 1995? Or in sheets that were not also present in their first-year student house? Why would they do that?’
Her last complaint was about ‘7 in 1 shampoo’. Mads told viewers: ‘The person who invented the 3-in-1 shampoo and then thought, “let’s take it up a notch.” That person liked boy math.”
Mads continued, “There is no way a 7 and 1 shampoo is telling the truth. It doesn’t do seven things perfectly. There’s just no way. But don’t worry, it was only $3.99.’
The influencer, whose video has already been viewed 465,000 times after being uploaded, joked: “Somehow inflation hasn’t hit the 7-in-1 shampoo market!”
The math trend for girls started last month when a woman went viral after revealing that she considers anything she pays less than $5 for to be “free.”
The influencer, known as @mads_mnitch on TikTok, claimed that men often round up their height in an attempt to attract women’s attention.
Speak with Buzz FeedTikToker Samantha explained, “Starbucks is an (almost) daily ritual for us, (and) that day there was a 25 percent off promo, my total came to $4.90 and I laughed that anything under $5 feels like it does not count as expenses.
‘Girl math is fun logic. We can justify things the way we want in our heads – we can make our own rules. It reframes the story and takes away the shame around spending money. Girls’ math is also not gender specific; if it resonates, it’s for you!’
It comes after the TikTok trend of ‘girls’ dinner’ blew up on social media – with women sharing their artfully arranged snacks they like to eat for meals when their boyfriends aren’t around.
This trend, which thousands of women around the world have taken part in, showcases the bizarre range of snacks put together in just minutes to create a meze-like ‘girls’ dinner.