The Brief: The "I Know You Use Me For" trend is marked by creators dressing like stereotypical nerds (glasses, pigtails, etc.) before transitioning into individuals who are conventionally attractive and confident in who they are.

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The ultimate nerdy glow-up is happening on TikTok as part of the “I Know You Use Me For” trend. It basically sees creators dressing like stereotypical nerds (glasses, pigtails, etc.) and displaying nervous and quirky behavior. On-screen text reads “I know you use me for my home/work,” before they transition into confident and charismatic individuals.

The trend began growing in popularity in early February. These videos are performed to Justin Timberlake’s “Rock Your Body.” There are over 370,000 videos linked to the audio on TikTok.

Lyrics:

Just let me rock you
Till the break of day
Dance with me
Talk to me boy
No disrespect, I don’t mean no harm

The trend began growing in popularity in early February. Many creators have attributed their inspiration to @Notryen’s Feb. 6 video.

@notryen

nah i’m kidding there is no emma, just wanted to be part of the trend

♬ talk to me boy – skyler

@blakesdailybread

This is your sign to expect the unexpected

♬ talk to me boy – skyler

These videos have caught the eye of admirers on Twitter, as well, receiving a number of likes, retweets, and QRTs. Many replies and QRTs are comprised of Twitter users simping over these geeks turn chic.

Other takes:

@baysbadankadonk

usually i’m the one asking for homework tbh #fyp

♬ talk to me boy – skyler

@euninunu

study buddy? #fyp

♬ talk to me boy – skyler