If I Didn’t Have Skin refers to a viral debate in which people ask their significant others if they would still love them if they were without skin.
On January 26th, 2019, Twitter user @niall_gee tweeted, “I cannot believe I just had an argument with my girlfriend bc I said I wouldn’t fancy her if she didn’t have any skin.” The tweet received more than 38,000 retweets and 313,000 in less than one week (shown below).
Following the post, others began asking their own significant others if they would still love them if they did not have skin and posting screenshots of the responses. On January 27th, Twitter user @andjvitosevic97 tweeted a conversation with their significant other who said that they would still love them. The post received more than 1,200 retweets and 14,000 likes in three days (shown below, left). Twitter user @Catherinelc94 tweeted that her fiancé responded with a logical and realistic angle on the question. The tweet received more than 700 retweets and 10,000 likes in three days (shown below, center). Twitter user @Juicy__Jac asked their significant other, who responded, “idk you’re already pushing it with the skin.” The post received more than 1,900 retweets and 17,000 likes in two days (shown below, right).
Several media outlets, including The Daily Dot, PopBuzz and more, reported on the meme.