Zany Cartoon Sheds Light on Misunderstandings in Dating Apps

Riley Sundew

Updated Thursday, July 11, 2024 at 12:00 AM CDT

A recent post on Reddit has sparked a lively discussion with a zany two-panel cartoon that perfectly captures the misunderstandings that can happen on dating apps. Created by @NJ_CREEPSHOW, this comic has caught the attention of many for its humorous take on mistaken ident*****.

The first panel introduces a character with dark brown skin and curly black hair, wearing a purple sweater, seated at a table with a glass of red wine. The character's puzzled expression accompanies the text in their speech bubble: "I THOUGHT IT SAID ON THE APP THAT YOU WERE AFRICAN AMERICAN."

The second panel shifts focus to a character with light skin, adorned in a red, white, and blue outfit resembling the American flag. This character, sporting sunglasses and a cap emblazoned with "BORN IN THE USA," responds enthusiastically with, "HELL YEAH I'M A FRICKIN AMERICAN." An eagle tattoo further accentuates the patriotic theme.

Commenters have had a field day with this comic. One user humorously noted, "The real joke here is that two people met up from a dating app without looking at the photos," while another commented, "Comic would be so much better if the A from A FRICKIN was on the same line as FRICKIN."

Some comments touched on deeper social issues. One user shared an anecdote about a college experience with a South African student, highlighting the complexities and misconceptions surrounding race and identity. Another user expressed a desire for people to move beyond politically correct terms and simply acknowledge individuals as "black" without it being seen as racist.

The comic's creator, @NJ_CREEPSHOW, has captured a moment that is both zany and thought-provoking, leading to a variety of reactions from the Reddit community. Whether it's sparking laughter or prompting reflection on identity and cultural perceptions, this cartoon has certainly made an impact.

This comic serves as a reminder of the importance of clear communication and understanding in the digital age, especially when it comes to dating apps and the assumptions we might make based on limited information. It also underscores the humor that can be found in everyday misunderstandings, making it a hit among Reddit users.

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Top Comments from Reddit


Af****in American.


The real joke here is that two people met up from dating app without looking at the photos


Had a girl in college flip on a South African because he was white and said he is African. Apparently, that was impossible to be white from Africa in her mind. I don't think Americans realize how moronic they sound with this s***. How are you going to make up a dumb word and use it for an entire race of people? I've seen Americans go to the UK and look a black man in the eye saying, "O you're African American?" NO, YOU DUMB F*** THEY NEVER BEEN TO AMERICA!


🦅🦅🇺🇸🦅🇺🇸🦅HELL YEEAAHHHH🦅🇺🇲🦅🇺🇲🦅🇺🇲🦅🦅🦅🇺🇲🇺🇲🦅🇺🇲🦅💣💣


Comic would be so much better if the A from A FRICKIN was on the same line as FRICKIN


Technically, we all are.


I got that from time to time when I had to ask someone over the phone if they were Native American. Some people had no idea what that meant. They'd either admit it or say that of course they were American. I got it even from immigrants.


There are black people who aren't from Africa any more than their white neighbors. I really wish people stopped with this "African American" PC stuff and just say someone is black. It's not racist to notice the color of someone's skin, it's racist to let that affect how you treat them, good or bad.


This is a fricken good joke.


This is actually hilarious

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