What Is The ‘Strawberry Question’ And Why Are People On TikTok Asking Their Partners?

It seems like every day we have to learn about some random new internet trend that is taking over online and then spilling into real life.

The “strawberry question” is one of the latest such trends.

Do You Remember The Worm Saga?

Do you remember the trend that had women ask their partners “would you still date me if I was a worm?”

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If you do, buckle up, because this trend is equally insane and weird.

Sometimes A Question Really Is A Trap

This is for all the men who at least once have suspected that they were being set up or trapped with a question because, in this case, they would have been right.

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The strawberry question is more of a metaphorical test.

A Viral TikTok Breaks Down The Trend

It’s asked out of the blue over text messages and starts with a question along the lines of “If you were walking past a strawberry field, would you take a strawberry and eat it if you were really hungry?”

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It seems harmless enough right?

How Far Will He Go For Strawberries?

The first question is then followed up with a few more seemingly related questions like “How many strawberries would you eat?”

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And “Would you still try to get the berries if there was a fence in the way?”

Are We Really Talking About Strawberries Here? No.

At this point, most guys have started to catch on that the questions may have an ulterior motive other than finding out how much they like strawberries.

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A TikTok user named Julie shared screenshots of her boyfriend’s suspicions when she asked him “the strawberry question.”

This Couple Joked In Good Humor

Julie and Corey’s conversation ends with comical gifs from Brooklynn 99 featuring Jake saying “Alright, I’m gonna go cry” and Joey from Friends saying “I’m so confused!”

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It’s clear that the prank is hinged on the idea that the strawberries are a hidden metaphor for cheating with other women.

Most Men Can Figure Out It’s A Trap From The Beginning

Obviously, there is no scientific evidence to support that the way someone answers these questions will reveal their likelihood of cheating.

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It’s more of a fun joke that people online have tried to get in on, like these commenters who tried it out on their own partners.

Not All Commenters Thought The Joke Was Funny

Like everything shared on the internet, there were some people who commented to say that they were not a fan of the “texting prank” as Julie called it.

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To each their own, but man these trends are tiring to keep up with!