I’m Not Like Other Girls


What does I’m Not Like Other Girls mean?

I’m not like other girls refers to a popular phrase and meme series, mocking girls that claim to be different, when in reality they’re as Basic as Brain Bleach.

While the line is occasionally encountered in a serious context, it mostly used online in an ironic manner.


What's the origin of I’m Not Like Other Girls?

While the exact origin of the meme format is not known, image macros of “I’m not like other girls” started appearing on Reddit and Tumblr as early as 2015, with these memes spreading to numerous other sited in the following years.

On September 24th, 2017, the r/notliketheothergirls subreddit was launched, where posts related to the phrase – both ironic and serious – can be found en masse.

Spread & Usage

How did I’m Not Like Other Girls spread?

“I’m not like other girls” was first defined on Urban Dictionary on April 19th, 2019, with numerous other entries to follow.

The meme format appeared on sites like Instagram, Facebook and 9GAG in the late 2010’s, while it also formed into a TikTok trend, where girls ironically listed their habits and passions that set them apart from all the other girls.

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