The Brief: City Boy Summer is the male version of City Girl Summer.

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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.

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Catching Feels During City Boy Summer

Many memes refer to a failed attempt at having a #CityBoySummer that’s foiled when someone catches feelings.

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A Wholesome City Boy Summer

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