The Brief: A vintage photo of a distracted woman looking at a naval officer (or Marine) while walking with a sailor is being used on Reddit.

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Before there was the popular distracted boyfriend meme, there was the old school, vintage distracted girlfriend meme. It is now popping up on Reddit. The photo is of a woman walking with a sailor and her head is turned as a naval officer (or Marine) walks by. The photo closely resembles a stock photo of a guy eyeing another woman while walking with his girlfriend.

Redditor u/_EuXioM_ posted the original photo in mid-March explaining the history behind the photo.

In the early 50’s, a distracted girlfriend way before the distracted boyfriend meme
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Reddit user u/PapaDragonPH posted the vintage distracted boyfriend meme in the group Meme Economy on April 14, around 7 p.m. PT. The photo pokes fun at the modern meme, with woman focusing her attention on “old-school distracted girlfriend meme” instead of the “distracted boyfriend meme.”Β  It is rising in popularity with 9,900 likes and 137 comments, at the time of publication.

Invest in a rare vintage meme right now!
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Redditors are slowly posting the vintage distracted girlfriend meme. One Redditor (u/marius0306) used it to make fun of reddit users’ growing interest in the vintage meme.

hope u like it
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Another user (u/DarthVader101123) made fun of Instagram users with the vintage meme.

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