The Brief: A VSCO boyfriend is the ideal boyfriend for a VSCO girl.

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A VSCO boyfriend may or may not be a form of a VSCO boy. Whether or not he himself is on VSCO or follows the trend, he is said to be kind and thoughtful: the perfect match for a VSCO girl.

The term can also refer to a type of “dream boyfriend” based on boys who can be found on VSCO. The aesthetic of these VSCO boys and potential boyfriends is based on popular VSCO filters and themes of sunshine, the beach, and positive vibes. According to social media posts, he probably owns at least one hoodie, which is a common clothing item across many different styles and stereotypes.

According to Urban Dictionary, a VSCO boyfriend is “the type of guy who will give you his hoodie in exchange for your scrunchies” and he will “screenshot your snaps just because he thinks they’re cute.”

Presumably, a VSCO BF would also be an ideal subject for VSCO and Instagram posts to show him off to one’s friends and social media followers.

On Instagram, the hashtag #VSCOboyfriend has been tagged over 1,000 times. On TikTok, the hashtag has been viewed over 13,000 times. Although this term is significantly less widely used than VSCO girl is, it’s growing in popularity alongside the VSCO girl trend. Most online uses of the term seemed to refer to heterosexual relationships, but the term’s application not necessarily limited solely to straight boys.

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