Girlfriends Share The Pictures They Took Vs The Ones Their Boyfriends Did

You would think after all we do for our boyfriends, the least they could do is to take one decent picture of us. We would love to at least pretend that we have our lives together on social media. Instead, we get pictures that make us look like a troll while they get pictures that make other women slide into their DMs thanks to us.

Memories Of A Lifetime

girlfriend sleeping while boyfriend poses on bridge
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Photo Credit: @stacexface71 / Twitter

You can always spot a tourist on vacation because they’re usually taking a picture at every corner they come to, to commemorate their quality time forever. Yet everyone forgets that the nap on the plane on the way there is also part of the memories!

Expectation Vs. Reality

man eating ice cream with poise vs girl eating icecream
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Photo Credit: @newestnihaad / Twitter

This is quite an accurate depiction of “expectation vs. reality” pictures. You may think you look all cool enjoying an ice cream cone on the beach, but if you don’t slurp it fast enough, it becomes more of a licking race before the ice cream finds its way down your arm.

The Highs And The Lows

woman in wheelchair vs man by boat smiling
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Photo Credit: @k_olyvia / Twitter

There is no relationship out there that’s all ups without ever experiencing some lows. The days where you get wheeled to the car by a paramedic should be cherished just as much as the day you spent laughing by the harbor.

Hard Angle To Capture

posing by the cathedral side by side
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Photo Credit: @whitehousexamy / Twitter

You can really tell that the girlfriend put in the extra effort of getting down to capture as much of the cathedral as possible while still making her man look good.

Maybe her man just thought she was the only piece of art worth capturing.

It Doesn’t Even Look Like the Same Pool

hanging out by the pool vs looking like you're drowning
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Photo Credit: @EmilyRyde / Twitter

In the picture she took, you would think this is an influencer enjoying an all-expenses-paid vacation at a five resort. Yet somehow, he makes that same location look like a woman is drowning in the neighborhood public pool.

A Heads-Up Would Be Nice

man smiling near pole while woman takes instant camera picture
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Photo Credit: @Didi_ Crawford / Twitter

The least he could’ve done is to warn her she’s having her picture taken. Especially when you compare it with the way she angled his picture in relation to the columns, lighting, and composure.

He Blew Her Away

posing on a cliff vs being blown away by the wind
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Photo Credit: @MeghanNosal / Twitter

It’s not his fault that the wind just happened to blow in her face the second he had to snap the picture. In his defense, he was capturing a much better background than she did.

It’s Called Abstract Art

man by elevator vs weird angle of woman's face
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Photo Credit: @robynfinlaysonn / Twitter

We should be more impressed than not that he could even manipulate the camera lens in such a way as to capture this extremely unflattering forehead angle. Even just pointing the camera down wouldn’t cause this much distortion.

In Her Natural Habitat

man smiling vs putting on moisturizer and a face mask
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Photo Credit: @k_olyvia / Twitter

It’s hard work being a woman. Just because the finished product looks flawless doesn’t mean we didn’t spend hours moisturizing, bleaching, shaving, etc. However, that part of the process is meant to be kept hidden behind closed doors, not captured forever.

Candids Are Always Hit Or Miss

man smiling in black and white vs woman sleeping
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Photo Credit: @NikiLynn14 / Twitter

I don’t think capturing a picture of someone who’s already asleep qualifies as “candid.” I believe that’s rather how you make a blackmail portfolio of pictures your girlfriend would never want out publicly.

Slightly Out Of Frame

man in the woods vs feet in the leaves
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Photo Credit: @98Barker / Twitter

You can’t even give him an A for effort here because “effort” would at least mean an attempt to get her whole body in the picture as opposed to a blurry swoop of feet.

Just Smile A Little

man posing, smiling vs woman wrapping a hair elastic around her lips
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Photo Credit: @gothmorrighan / Twitter

When’s the last time you saw a model actually smile in a picture? Smiling is so passé, while puckering your lips (even with the aid of a hair elastic) is more in with the times.

Caught In The Act

man on laptop vs woman at the fridge
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Photo Credit: @vavish_navy / Twitter

There are two types of people in the world. The ones who actually get work done even at home, and the ones who need snack breaks, every 15 minutes—and possibly pair it with a nice glass of wine.

The Look Of Pure Joy

man in canoe vs woman trying to grab camera
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Photo Credit: @evesimeyrich / Twitter

The picture of the boyfriend may be all nice and posed, but the one he took captured a really sweet moment where you could feel the pure joy and laughter his girlfriend felt in that moment.

Here To Haunt Your Dreams

man posing at bridge vs blurry demonic picture of woman
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Photo Credit: @annalendening / Twitter

How does the scenic bridge overlooking the city in lights suddenly become the set of a horror movie? It looks like he captured the possession of his girlfriend in a picture that could literally haunt your dreams.

The Way To A Man’s Heart

eating pizza vs eating sushi
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Photo Credit: @tabspon / Twitter

They say the way to a man’s heart is his stomach, but let’s be honest, it’s no different for a woman. Plus, since we’re just being truthful here, there is no “cute” or “picture worthy” way of stuffing in a whole piece of sushi into one’s mouth.

The Reality Of Date Night

man by stadium vs woman in blanket
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Photo Credit: @Niklynn14 / Twitter

Once you’ve been dating long enough, you stop finding it necessary to dress up for date night. As the woman, you may have started out in heels and a pushup bra, but by the end, wearing a blanket seems to do just fine.

Both Leading Exciting Lives

coming out of the water vs sleeping
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Photo Credit: @Dannellamunoz / Twitter

These kinds of pictures make it look like the boyfriend is out there living his best life while the girlfriend spends her days sleeping. Yet, if you ask me, sleeping also qualifies as living your best life.

Love’s A Climb

man on cliff vs woman
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Photo Credit: @mecopast / Twitter

Is it even a hike if you don’t take a picture at the top to prove you actually made it and also celebrate the view? Usually, the view is majestic enough to make any picture look good…unless your boyfriend somehow messes that up too.

Just Give Up Already

man at restaurant vs frowning woman
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Photo Credit: @Thanh_Nhan / Twitter

The verdict is in: if you’re looking to get that perfect Instagram shot, fire your boyfriend and hire your best friend. They don’t even deserve the pictures you take of them until they figure out how to work a camera.