If you’re active across various online communities, you might have heard of the term “Simp” countless times now, but what exactly does it mean?
According to UrbanDictionary, here are some of the most famous definitions of the word Simp:
- A man that puts himself in a subservient/submissive position under women in hopes of winning them over, without the female bringing anything to the table.
- A man that puts too much value on a female for no reason.
- A man that prides himself with “Chivalry” in hopes of getting sexual gratification from women.
In a gist, Simps are men who are one step away from rolling out the virtual red carpet for every female they encounter. But contrary to being just a “friendly, nice guy”, Simps are acting favorably because of hidden personal intentions in mind.
Millennial Nice Guy
Gen Z often uses the word “simp” to describe the typical millennial nice guy. Some even put the term down to an abbreviation: Sucker Idolizing Mediocre P*ssy— but take note that this remains unofficial.
Using fake niceness and concern to gain sexual favors or a forced relationship out of pity or guilt… That’s the Simp starter pack. One essentially ‘gives’ in hopes of ‘getting’ even if it means losing one’s dignity or life-long upheld values.
If you’re a guy who’s acting severely nice to a woman online because you want to get closer to her in a more intimate way, you are eligible to be branded as a Simp. That’s pretty much it.
To be a Simp means to continue pouring utmost affection and attention to someone online, mostly an e-girl or a female internet influencer, for personal gains. Some fake their personalities in an attempt to attract online women simply by acting subservient and submissive, or as the term also suggests— “simple”.
How to know if you’re a Simp
There’s no official self-assessment tool or checklist to determine if you’re being a Simp. However, the easiest way to tell so is to ask yourself if you’re being nice for your own personal benefit.
Some guys choose to become Simps to garner the attention of their favorite girl streamers. This isn’t exactly a bad thing as it can even be flattering, support in any form is always welcomed especially by up and rising content creators.
But if you’re doing it merely for the attention and the chance to get closer to an e-girl, then you might have to think twice. You must respect the boundaries even if these remain unsaid both as a fan and a supporter.
A TikTok video posted by NoChillty further helps define concrete examples of Simp-ing:
“(repost cause somehow got deleted) send this to a simp 👀“
- Always doing the most for a female that doesn’t like them.
- ‘Where my hug at?’
- Always trying to impress females.
- Puts females before themselves.
- Will defend a female just for a drop of *cat emoji*.
- Hates slander of any female.
- Has no game when coming to females so they only try to impress them by doing everything for them.
- Lets females walk over them.
- Constantly getting curved.
If you can cross most off the said checklist, you may be 80-90% a Simp. Confirmed.
So if you’re planning to make too much of an effort to suck up to and get close to an e-girl in an attempt to form a possible romantic or sexual relationship, yes— you might be a Simp. Please do us a favor and rethink your motives.
Being a Simp vs Being Nice?
There are countless times where men with good intentions are suspected of malice due to the infamous Simp allegations. As a result, men are now adamant to act nice towards a girl they are speaking to online since they feel shamed.
The Simp culture has its own set of perks and cons afterall. It may be able to call out men with ulterior selfish motives, but it may also hinder them from simply portraying basic decency or politeness in fear of getting lashed out.
In today’s world, it’s often repeated how chivalry is dead. Hence any acts of kindness and politeness from someone, especially men, can be subject to misunderstanding.
For guys who are acting severely nice (in any way) to a girl streamer, especially a renowned one, expect for some people in the online community to call you out as a Simp.
Simp memes infiltrate stan Twitter and Twitch chat among the many. It’s as if guys cannot act decent to women without any hidden intentions in mind. The tricky thing is: this cannot be proven true nor false, since pretty much everyone is hiding behind their crafted internet persona.
It does not take high IQ to get the hilarious Simp memes. Even high-profile content creators are using the term for their comedic skits, like YouTube king Pewdiepie in one of his recent LWIAY episodes titled accordingly as: “NEVER call me a SIMP!”.
“If you’ve ever so much even said a nice thing to a woman, simply, that’s right— you’re a simp. If you ever said ‘where my hug at’— simp. If you start shaking just by the thought of a girl being criticized, I got bad news for you— you’re a simp and nothing else.”
He might have been joking around, like he always does, but his statements pretty much explain what being a Simp means.
For your own benefit, attached below are some high-quality Simp reaction memes that you may use to your liking. You’re welcome.
Simping is King-level sh*t
At this point, you might be wondering what about the e-girls? What do these female influencers actually think about their male fans Simp-ing?
To Neekolul, a rising Twitch starlet turned TikTok sensation in no time, she believes Simp-ing is “King-level sh*t” and even went on to defend how being a Simp is okay.
Many online users quickly became infatuated with the online personality after her TikTok clips became viral. Her popularity gained traction, and she’s now reached the level of fame where male fans struggle as they hold themselves back from engaging in “simp” behaviour in response to her posts.
“I must not simp. Simping is the mind-killer. Simping is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my simping. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the simping has g”
“Lord forgive me for I’m about to simp smh”
In a recent stream, Neekolul shared her thoughts about the “Simp” behavior by saying she doesn’t understand the criticism revolving around it. According to her, the stigma is unwarranted to say the least.
“When someone is talking about guys ‘simping’ for a girl, I just don’t understand what’s wrong with like, worshipping a girl.”
“There’s nothing wrong with that okay … girls deserve to be worshipped. Not saying specifically me, but girls should be worshipped. It doesn’t mean you’re a ‘simp’, simping isn’t bad, simping is king sh*t. You’re a king if you’re not afraid to simp.”
Can Simping be Bad?
On the other side of the coin, not everyone agrees that Simp culture is ideal and should be encouraged.
Annarf, another Twitch streamer, raised a rather opposing point about internet Simps and how they treat women differently… just because they’re women.
During a recent Diablo 3 stream, her chat began to joke about how “all women are queens”— a statement she clearly disagreed with.
“Women don’t need to be praised based on the fact that we’re women. Just treat women like you treat men. Respect them.”
She further expressed her indifference towards putting women on a pedestal.
For Simps, this is basically what they are used to doing. They tend to overvalue online women and do or say things they may not personally agree with, just because they believe the e-girl would want them to.
“I dislike this odd need to put women on a pedestal. I think it creates really bad mentalities in women and women start becoming c*nts because they’re so entitled because men treat them differently. Stop treating women differently.”
Urging equal treatment, she says to her chat:
“She’s a b**ch? Treat her like a b**ch. She’s a good person? Treat her like a good person… Stop making a big deal over women being women. It’s pathetic and it only makes us worse as people.”
How Simps Can Encourage Entitlement
Because of Simp culture, some girls turn out with an entitled attitude when these thirsty guys on the internet treat them like queens for no other reason other than they’re women.
Annarf explained it straightforwardly:
“She becomes under the impression that it’s normal… When it doesn’t become normal for her, she’s pissed off. And then you guys are pissed off because she’s acting entitled.”
The Twitch starlet calls for men to stop treating women differently so these female online personalities won’t think they’re special. There’s no denying how Simp-ing can truly give one an unhealthy ego boost.
Between Neekolul’s pro-Simp sentiments and Annarf on the opposite side, it only goes to show everyone has a different take on “Simp-ing.”
No simp September
@albaniantweetreated was one of the first to post on TikTok calling for No Simp September
Like No Nut November there is also something called No Simp September which is an internet challenge that encourages men to not engage in any simp-like behavior for the entire month of September. This movement has gained traction on several popular platforms such as TikTok, Twitter and Reddit with its own Subreddit r/NoSimpSeptember.
Then again, there’s no telling if Simp-ing is right or wrong. While it can create a safe space for e-girls to be enveloped in kindness, they may also be taken advantage of by guys who are only faking their personality in exchange for possible sexual or relationship pursuits.
Seems like there are conflicting opinions on the topic and the on-going debate isn’t coming to a close any time soon. Do you think Simp-ing should be tolerated? Let us know in the comments!