Forever Alone | Know Your Meme

Posted: May 10, 2011 in Memes

About

Forever Alone is an exploitable rage comic character that is used to express loneliness and disappointment with life. On Memegenerator, Forever Alone is on the Demigod Tier.1

Origin

It is currently unclear where the comic began, as Rage Guy mutations have been popular on not only 4chan, but Tumblr, FunnyJunk, and many other memetic hubs for quite some time. It is believe to have first appeared in April of 2010 according to the meme entry’s original poster, but no link was provided to verify this claim.

Spread

On June 27th, 2010 a Forever Alone image was posted to Funny Junk 2 that claims to be the original comic, but some users in the comments claim this was a repost. As of September 16th, 2010, there are over 23,000 results for “Forever Alone” on Funnyjunk.com 3 and over 50,000 on Tumblr.4

On October 4th, 2010, Geekosystem posted an article titled “Forever Alone Meme”.5

Forever Alone Flash Mob

Beginning on March 22nd, 2011, 4chan and Reddit users started plotting an “involuntary” flash mob event by creating fake dating profiles on OKCupid and setting up a false rendezvous for single males at the Times Square, New York City at 7:30pm on May 13th, 2011.6 According to Urlesque 7, various flyers explaining the action plan were posted in the forums and blogs like The Mainboard 8, NYMag 9, Social Spew 10, Skim Online Forums 11 and Dating Service Reporter 12:

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