Internet Boyfriend

What is an Internet boyfriend?

An online community's collective guy crush

An Internet boyfriend is a guy for whom a large group of people online is crazy. For example, if your Twitter feed is filled with people drooling over Timothée Chalamet, he is an Internet boyfriend.

Internet boyfriends are typically celebrities, usually actors, that many fans deem meme-worthy. Also, Internet boyfriends are more than just pretty faces; they usually exude a charisma that many find intoxicating. An Internet boyfriend may project an incredibly kind and warm image, or they may be a bad boy that captures fans' desire for adventure.

Prominent examples of Internet boyfriends:

  • Ryan Gosling
  • Idris Elba
  • Ryan Gosling
  • Oscar Isaac
  • Michael B. Jordan
  • Timothée Chalamet
  • Henry Golding


OMG, Michael B. Jordan is the new Internet boyfriend
Duh, did you see him in that new trailer?!?
Bounty of Internet boyfriends in Fall 2022
Bounty of Internet boyfriends in Fall 2022

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Updated October 19, 2022

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