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25 Memes That Are Too Real If You’re Single

Maybe someone did some brujeria on your love life, or some really bad karma is starting to hit you. Whatever it is, you continue to be single AF. And these memes capture exactly how you feel about it:

1/25 Once in a while your hotline blings.

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CREDIT: PAL FEIS / FACEBOOK

And 75 percent of your text messages consist of pizza coupon codes.

2/25 When you’ve been single for a while and don’t know whether to laugh or cry about it.

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CREDIT: KALOSMAIL / YOUTUBE

Every Valentine’s day you’re like, “ya guey, ya.”

3/25 But no matter how long you’ve been single, somehow you’ve managed to keep the spice alive. ?

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CREDIT: DAYLIGHT0WL / INSTAGRAM

#TooHotToHandle

4/25 You’ve also become a total pro at finding matches on dating apps.

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CREDIT: TINDER / APPLE / CONCINARTESCUELA.FILES.WORDPRESS.COM

You still got game, baby girl. ?

5/25 When you finally go on dates with your matches… It’s like magic ?✨.

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CREDIT: DONNA ROSENBERG / FACEBOOK

You never believed in love at first sight until you met this sexy match.

6/25 Then you start thinking about what your babies would look like if you and your match had kids…

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CREDIT: LARRY MILLER / FLICKR

Of course they would be the most adorable babies in the WORLD. ?

7/25 Sometimes your relationship with food gets confused as love for an actual person.

CREDIT: @WEAREMITU / INSTAGRAM

Worst. Feeling. Ever.

8/25 But at the end of the day, food is the only thing you can truly commit to.

CREDIT: @COLORMEJOANA / TWITTER

Hot Cheetos are life and you know it. ❤️

9/25 On nights that you’re all alone, your food is the only one who’s always there to keep you company.

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CREDIT: ROSKAPEREZ / INSTAGRAM

I’m going out on a “date” is just code for Netflix and chill… By yourself.

10/25 Since being single, you’ve learned exactly what kind of man you want.

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CREDIT: ANNIE CARROLL / PINTEREST / mitú

He knows exactly what to do to satisfy your every craving.

11/25 Which is why you don’t even need a boyfriend.

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CREDIT: MOSTDEFINITELYLAURTUMBLR / TUMBLR

You crave something sweeter.

12/25 When you’ve been single for so long,  you know how annoying it is to hear this from your family:

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CREDIT: @WEAREMITU / INSTAGRAM

As if you didn’t already know that. *rolls eyes in Spanish*

13/25 This phrase is especially annoying during the holidays when you don’t have a date with you.

CREDIT: @WEAREMITU / INSTAGRAM

I hate this season.

14/25 You get so much sh*t from them, they almost convince you that you’ll spend your entire life waiting for “the one.”

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CREDIT: ESOCABRONA / TUMBLR

I mean it’s not like you’re going to be single forever…right???

15/25 They just don’t understand that dating sucks and some people have a habit of breaking your heart.

CREDIT: @WEAREMITU / INSTAGRAM

?

16/25 But sometimes it’s your own fault that you’re still single.

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Oops. ??‍♀️

17/25 All you ask for in your love life is for someone who can lift you up when you’re feeling down.

CREDIT: @WEAREMITU / INSTAGRAM

If your boo is as supportive as your faja, then they’re a keeper.

18/25 But if all else fails (again), you can always chill with the two men who never fail you: José Cervo & Chente.

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CREDIT: BARBARA NOBLE / FACEBOOK

Or Paquita ?.

19/25 TBH, sometimes you just need your space.

CREDIT: @WEAREMITU / INSTAGRAM

Of course you want attention, but you also don’t want someone to be so clingy.

20/25 And if they don’t respect your space, you then have to start dropping subtle hints…

CREDIT: @WEAREMITU / INSTAGRAM

Only *subtle* hints of course.

21/25 Another problem you run into while trying to date is: false advertisement.

CREDIT: @WEAREMITU / INSTAGRAM

I hate it when I meet a cute guy but his personality is dry AF. ?

22/25 Another reason you stay single is because either you have commitment issues or the people you try to date do.

CREDIT: @WEAREMITU / INSTAGRAM

This reminds me of the time I dated someone for a year and they said we were “just friends.” So annoying.

23/25 At the end of the day, your love life cycles back to your one and only…FOOD.

CREDIT: @WEAREMITU / INSTAGRAM

I’ve never read something more poetic and romantic in my life.

24/25 And also, beverages.❤️

CREDIT: @WEAREMITU / INSTAGRAM

25/25 But once Valentine’s Day is around the corner, you’re reminded once again of how single you are.

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But who cares? As long as you love yourself, it’s all good. ?


READ: 13 #SingleLatinaProblems That Aren’t Really Problems


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University Student Arrested For Creating Meme Account Calling Out New Government

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University Student Arrested For Creating Meme Account Calling Out New Government

Suchel 2.0 / Facebook

On the last day of 2019, Bolivian officials arrested a university student for creating a popular meme account that criticized the controversial change of government. Bolivia saw a change from long-beloved indigenous President Evo Morales to the self-declared Conservative Christian Interim President Jeanine Añez Chavez. The arrest of María Alejandra Salinas comes in the wake of rising concern of the stability of the democracy after military personnel violently ransacked President Morales’ home. Morales is currently living in exile in Mexico City, his new asylum home. Now, those who were concerned about the new right-wing government are troubled to learn of Salinas’s arrest in what they perceive as a violation of free speech. Salinas, herself, was worried before she was even arrested. She deactivated her account just days before her arrest for fear of her own personal safety after receiving numerous death and rape threats.

The new government actions are prompting civilian debate about whether it’s okay for the government to censor and arrest citizens for sharing differing political views.

María Alejandra Salinas ran the meme account Suchel, which reached over 10,000 followers until she shut it down.

CREDIT: GUSTAVO GARECA / FACEBOOK

A graduate student in feminist studies at La Universidad Mayor de San Andrés, Salinas decided to join the mass protests after the forced resignation of former Bolivian President Morales. She protested in her own way by creating a digital meme account called Suchel that garnered 10,000 followers since Morales’ exile on Nov. 10. If you’re reading this, you probably already understand the art of the meme. Using humor to give cutting insight into political opinions, #Suchel became emblematic of an Internet subculture of Bolivia’s pro-Morales, pro-Indigenous movement.

The government’s move to arrest Salinas only seems to validate Suchel’s followers’ concerns: that the state is seeking to maintain its power by any means necessary, including violating free speech rights.

Others are celebrating the arrest of Salinas, calling her a “digital warrior” seeking to “destabilize the government of our President Jeanine Añez.”

CREDIT: SUCHEL 2.0 / FACEBOOK

A Facebook group called “¡El 21-F SE RESPETA!” that had reached an equal size to Suchel’s leftist group is celebrating her arrest. The right-ist group seems to also employ the same use of memes to spread their political ideology. Still, members are celebrating Salinas’s arrest, claiming that she “comes from a bourgeois family that enjoys the honey of capitalism and defends socialism.”

Meanwhile, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (CIDH) reported that a bot campaign was employed by far-right government factions to influence public opinion in their favor. The CIDH found that 68,000 fake accounts posted over 1 million tweets during a week-long period before, during, and after the coup. Suchel became one of the few authentic informative accounts that indigenous and liberal Bolivians could rely on. 

“They say that I promote hate, indoctrinate people,” Salinas later wrote in a social media post. “This is just a page that doesn’t even reach 10 percent of the population in Bolivia. I have no power over people,” she added. 

According to Salinas, four men physically assaulted her and threatened to rape her if she didn’t give them her phone password.

CREDIT: @WYATTREED13 / TWITTER

Four men who knew that Salinas was the Suchel administrator ganged up on her and physically held her down in front of two police officers. When she refused to give them her cell phone code, they attempted to rape her. Later, when she confronted the police officers who “did nothing,” they told her “it was my fault because I had not listened to them,” according to a shocking social media post in Spanish (pictured above). Salinas was already the victim of sexual assault and death threats and deserved protection rather than persecution. On Dec. 28, Salinas announced that she would be shutting down the Suchel accounts for fear of her and her family’s safety. “Due to the lack of guarantees, I decided today to close Suchel on Facebook, at least until I am sure that my life and that of my family is not at risk,” Salinas posted to Suchel, according to Pagina SieteThree days later, she was arrested.

In a public statement in Spanish, CIDES demanded that “the corresponding authorities give the unrestricted respect for [Salinas’] rights during the legal process that is being carried out and taking into account the risks that due to the gender condition usually involve in these cases,” according to a local outlet.

Already, Suchel 2.0 accounts have popped up on several social media platforms.

CREDIT: @PAGINA_SIETE / TWITTER

The government’s attempt to control the online narrative of its administration’s rise to power and subsequent human rights violations appears to be unsustainable. While Salinas remains detained by authorities disdainful of her political views, Bolivians continue to raise their voices and seek community on and offline.

READ: An Angry Group Of Anti-Morales Protesters Attacked This Bolivian Mayor Ripping Off Her Clothes And Cutting Her Scalp

Twitter And The Internet React With These Hilarious Memes To Pope Francis’ Viral Moment Slapping Away A Woman’s Hand

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Twitter And The Internet React With These Hilarious Memes To Pope Francis’ Viral Moment Slapping Away A Woman’s Hand

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It happened on New Year’s Eve as the pope was greeting a crowd of people in Vatican City. One rather eager woman grabbed his hand, yanked him toward herself, and clutched onto him. The pope responded by swatting at her –and some Twitter users say, calling her ‘Bruja’— before she let go.

Pope Francis has apologized after slapping the hand of a woman who wouldn’t let go of him, and the memes are already rolling in.

The video immediately spread all over the world, with people eager to weigh in on whether the pope was right to respond as he did or if he had overreacted. Or if this means we should all feel free to slap people.

Pope Francis apologized for the now-viral moment on Wednesday before celebrating Mass.

The incident occurred as Pope Francis made his way to the Nativity scene in Vatican City. On Wednesday, the Pontiff apologized for losing patience with the worshiper before using his New Year’s Day address to denounce violence against women.”Love makes us patient.” “We lose patience many times,” he said, according to CBS. “It happens to me too. I apologize for the bad example given yesterday.”

The Pontiff continued in his address: “Women are sources of life. Yet they are continually insulted, beaten, raped, forced to prostitute themselves and to suppress the life they bear in the womb. “Every form of violence inflicted upon a woman is a blasphemy against God, who was born of a woman.”

While the Vatican probably now considers the matter laid to rest, the internet is not done making memes and jokes about the slap-happy pope.

Since becoming pontiff in 2013, Francis has preached openness – a reform-minded agenda that has irritated a small but vocal group of ultra-conservatives in the church. During the New Year’s Eve Vespers service in St. Peter’s Basilica, Francis urged people to practice more solidarity.

The memes keep rolling in, days after the incident —and we’re not getting tired of them just yet.

I think all of us have experienced this literally in our lives. At least anyone who has a cat, has been around a cat, knows someone who has a cat or has scrolled Facebook videos for more than 60 seconds. Am I right?

How about this one? 

Then there’s this slice of heaven that pretty much sums up what happened…

May your 2020 be blessed with bountiful memes, and may it slap harder than 2019.

During his address on Wednesday, the Pontiff also spoke about gender equality, telling the congregation that women “should be fully included in decision-making processes.” “Every step forward for women, is a step forward for humanity as a whole.”