Proof that "the girlfriend effect" is changing your partner

Proof that "the girlfriend effect" is changing your partner

The latest relationship trend might actually make more sense than you realise.

Proof that "the girlfriend effect" is changing your partner
@gabesco and @yzelleduran/TikTok

There are a lot of changes that happen when you enter a relationship.

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Not only do the individuals change, but the relationship and the couple as a whole might change as well.

While there is a common trend that women think they can "change" the men they are seeing, this never seems to be the case.

When you are in a relationship, you love your partner for who they are, flaws and all.

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According to a new TikTok theory, there seem to be significant changes to men's appearance without the girlfriend doing anything intentional.

It's been dubbed "the girlfriend effect".

TikTok user @yzelleduran has shared a video, which at the time of publishing has over 3.2-million views, where she explains "the girlfriend effect" in very basic terms.

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She shows viewers a compilation of pictures of her husband before the two of them started dating, followed by a series of videos showing her husband now:

@yzelleduran At least he gave me something to work with 🫶🏼 #glowup #girlfriendeffect ♬ greedy tate mcrae unreleased - babytatie1

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From dishevelled to fashion-forward, "the girlfriend effect" implies that men might try to look more presentable and put-together when they have a significant other.

And it's not just the women showing off.

Another user, @gabesco, documented the effect on him from month to month:

@gabesco Replying to @Jackie boys take this as a sign to listen to her advice #glowup #girlfriendair ♬ original sound - gabesco

While there's nothing wrong with someone wanting to be the best version of themselves for their partner, this is also a reminder that you shouldn't have to change completely.

Just be yourself and the rest will fall into place.

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