# What is the ‘boy math’ trend? Women take to TikTok to poke fun at men’s worst habits – from adding extra inches to their height to using 7-in-1 shampoo

You may have heard of  ‘girl math’ – with hundreds of women taking to TikTok to explain the logic of their spending habits – but are you on top of the ‘boy math? trend’

Girl math is the mental gymnastics women do to justify their splurges, such as spending an extra \$20 online to avoid paying a \$5 delivery charge, or telling yourself that anything costing lest than \$5 doesn’t really count as a purchase.

But one woman felt the male equivalent deserved equal airtime, and Mads Mitch, from the US, recently shared a video to discuss the inverse phenomenon – the TikTok trend of boy math.

The influencer, known as @mads_mnitch on TikTok claimed that men will often round up their height in a bid to attract female attention, and poked fun at their use of 7 in 1 shampoo.

Elsewhere on Twitter, people shared other hilarious examples such as fearing gold diggers even though you’re broke, and wanting a loyal girlfriend even though you’re cheating on her.

You may have heard of ‘girl math’ – with hundreds of women taking to TikTok to break down the reasoning behind their poor financial habits – but have you heard of ‘boy math?’

Speaking of the common life hack employed by men who are insecure about their height she said: ‘Number one. If you are 5ft8in, by law, legally your medical records would indicate that you are 5ft8in, you are actually somehow 5ft10in.

‘And if you’re 5ft10in, you’re actually somehow six feet. If you’re six feet, you’re actually somehow 6ft2in!’

Mads reassured her male viewers: ‘Okay, there’s nothing wrong with any height, right? I can’t stress that enough.

‘But, um, a conversion chart might be helpful going forward. Something to consider amongst ourselves!’

She sassily added: ‘Work on getting a full refund for those tape measure, cause they seem to be just a little bit skewed’.

Twitter users shared their own tongue in cheek examples as they poked fun at men’s bad behaviour

Another gripe she had was with men’s stinginess when it comes to bedding.

The content creator was so outraged by the ‘blue plaid sheets’ chosen by many men that she conducted a moment of silence for her 315,000 fans.

Mads joked of the difference between boy math and girl math is that ‘boy math is not wasting your money on frivolous things. It’s [about] being economical, it’s being thrifty’.

Mads also used more examples to illustrate the male approach to spending, saying: Men have ‘one pillow and a TV on the floor. Granted, it will be the biggest f*****g TV you’ve ever seen in your life.

‘Movie theaters will envy it somehow, but why would they waste their hard-earned money on a TV stand for their gargantuan TV?

‘Why would they waste a hard earned money on a pillow that isn’t from 1995? Or in bed sheets that weren’t also featured in their freshman year college dorm? Why would they do that?’

Her final grievance was with ‘7 in 1 shampoo’. Mads told viewers: ‘The person that invented the 3 in 1 shampoo and then thought, “let’s crank it up a notch”. That person loved boy math’.

Mads continued: ‘There  is no way a 7 and 1 shampoo is telling the truth. It’s not doing seven things perfectly. There’s just no way. But don’t worry, cause it only cost 3.99.’

The influencer, whose video has already amassed 465,000 views after being uploaded quipped: ‘Somehow inflation hasn’t hit the 7 in 1 shampoo market!’

The girl math trend started last month when a woman went viral after revealing she thinks of anything she pays less than \$5 for as ‘free’.

The influencer, known as @mads_mnitch on TikTok claimed that men will often round up their height in a bid to attract female attention.

Speaking to BuzzFeed, TikToker Samantha explained: ‘Starbucks is an (almost) daily ritual for us, [and] that day there was a 25 per cent off promo, my total came to \$4.90 and I was laughing that anything under \$5 feels like it doesn’t count as spending.

‘Girl math is fun logic. We can justify things however we want to in our heads — we can make our own rules. It reframes the narrative and takes away the shame around spending money. Girl math also isn’t gender specific — if it resonates, it’s for you!’

It comes after the ‘girl dinner’ TikTok trend blew up on social media – with women sharing their artfully-arranged snacks they enjoy eating as a meal when their boyfriends aren’t around.

The trend, which thousands of women across the world have participated in, shows off the bizarre assortment of snacks put together in mere minutes to create a meze-like ‘girl dinner.’