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21 Pictures That Prove No One Should Have Dated Boys In The '00s

It was a dark, dark time.

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1. No one should have dated boys in the '00s, because in the '00s, boys thought wearing multiple popped collars was cool.

One popped collar just doesn't cut it. The more the better, apparently.
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One popped collar just doesn't cut it. The more the better, apparently.

2. And thought T-shirts like these were funny.

Worn exclusively by people who had never touched a boob.
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Worn exclusively by people who had never touched a boob.

3. Frosted tips were, like, the pinnacle of cool hairstyles.

Lance Bass knew it.
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Lance Bass knew it.

4. Unless you were bold enough to go for a fauxhawk.

AKA "The Beckham".
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AKA "The Beckham".

5. In the '00s, there were literally no shoes too chunky.

Looking back, these are definitely too chunky.
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Looking back, these are definitely too chunky.

6. All the cool kids rocked their wraparound "Foakleys".

"Fake Oakleys", because no one could afford real ones.
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"Fake Oakleys", because no one could afford real ones.

7. Or if you wanted to look especially fly, you'd go for pair of shades with just one big lens.

No one can resist a man with a big lens.
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No one can resist a man with a big lens.

8. Boys in the '00s had belt buckles bigger than their dicks.

Bonus points for anything Playboy, obviously.
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Bonus points for anything Playboy, obviously.

9. And wowed their dates with the classic black shirt, white tie combo.

There's a reason it's traditionally the other way around. If only we'd known that back then.
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There's a reason it's traditionally the other way around. If only we'd known that back then.

10. Jeans weren't cool unless they were so baggy they got caught under your shoes and got all frayed.

Bitches love frays.
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Bitches love frays.

11. And obviously they had to be so ripped that both your pocket and your underwear were visible through a massive hole.

So seductive.
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So seductive.

12. A shit-ton of keychains completed the look.

In the '00s, if your boyfriend didn't have at least three chains on his jeans then what was even the point?
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In the '00s, if your boyfriend didn't have at least three chains on his jeans then what was even the point?

13. Boys in the '00s would never come back from holiday without a new shell necklace.

It would stay on until it stank and then eventually snapped, probably in the shower.
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It would stay on until it stank and then eventually snapped, probably in the shower.

14. You were no one without a Von Dutch trucker cap.

Who doesn't get turned on by mesh?
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Who doesn't get turned on by mesh?

15. And obviously you had to grow a soul patch, even if you couldn't really grow a soul patch.

Shout out to all the bum fluff soul patches of the '00s. You tried.
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Shout out to all the bum fluff soul patches of the '00s. You tried.

16. The more pockets you had on your baggy cargo pants, the more desirable you were.

Who doesn't love a guy who can carry most of his possessions around with him in his shorts?
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Who doesn't love a guy who can carry most of his possessions around with him in his shorts?

17. And everyone thought it was cool to cover your arms with charity wristbands for causes you barely knew existed.

But if anyone asked, you obviously really cared.
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But if anyone asked, you obviously really cared.

18. There was a brief period when everyone thought they were Kanye West.

Turns out that only one person who wore these sunglasses actually was Kanye West.
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Turns out that only one person who wore these sunglasses actually was Kanye West.

19. It was cool as fuck to pull your sweatband up over your bicep.

You gotta make people pay attention to the guns.
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You gotta make people pay attention to the guns.

20. And for some reason wearing everything Ed Hardy was totally fine.

Wearing nothing Ed Hardy is the only thing that is fine.
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Wearing nothing Ed Hardy is the only thing that is fine.

21. But most of all, no one should have dated boys in the '00s, because boys in the '00s wore fedoras.

Never date anyone who wears a fedora is the best advice someone could ever give you.
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Never date anyone who wears a fedora is the best advice someone could ever give you.

The '00s were a dark, dark time.