The Brief: City Boy Summer is the male version of City Girl Summer.
City Boy Summer and “Hot Boy Summer” can be used as synonyms. Popular on Black Twitter, this term generally refers to a summer in which boys have fun with their friends and enjoy being single, without trying to get boo’d up or allowing themselves to be heartbroken. Such a summer would likely involve casual hookups and take place in a city.
City Boy vs. City Girl Summer
Although City Boy Summer can be a male-focused synonym for City Girl Summer and Hot Girl Summer, some boys and men appear to be trying to turn the concept into a competition with women or an attempt to one-up them. Many women have pointed out that Hot and City Girl Summers were never about competing with men, but merely about celebrating women and practicing self-love.
“City girl summer”
City boyz: pic.twitter.com/I6ctMODvha
— sonder sam (@ayooo_sammm) July 3, 2019
the whole “city boys” thing is just men trying to 1-up women and is being used as an excuse to talk down on & bash hot girl summer like this aint a competition it was supposed to be empowering & for girls to have fun. dont fall for it.theyre just mad this aint for their pleasure
— PatheticGirl43 (@dangerthot) July 8, 2019
“it’s hot girl summer ☺️”
men who refuse to let women have anything to themselves: “IT’S HOT BOY SUMMER CITY BOY SUMMER WE’RE WINNING YOU HATE TO SEE IT WE’RE UP BY 10”
— s (@sabrinaahmed) July 7, 2019
Catching Feels During City Boy Summer
Many memes refer to a failed attempt at having a #CityBoySummer that’s foiled when someone catches feelings.
When you were trying to have a City Boy Summer but you caught feelings pic.twitter.com/7qHWO5Kxsm
— The BLT (@thebltpod) July 1, 2019
Me: CITY BOY SUMMER
Jaden Smith: summer time is meant to fall in love
— Jesus Adrián (@_JesusAdrian__) July 9, 2019
A Wholesome City Boy Summer
This city boy summer we buying ourselves flowers. Just follow, I’ll lead us to the victory 😂💐✊🏽 pic.twitter.com/mUqtLLoq42
— 🤫 (@easypeezy22) July 2, 2019
It may be a city boy summer, but it’s always gonna be a sad boi hour
— Sosa (@fnsos3) July 10, 2019