You Must Be The Person My Kid Is Dating refers to a series of TikTok where participants roleplay meeting their significant other’s parents who then hint that their child is cheating. The videos, which became popular in late July 2020, typically feature parents describing their child’s partner as someone with an opposite style as the participant. The trend uses a remix of Tame Impala’s “Let it Happen” by Ghost 609.
On July 18th, 2020, TikToker kuchiyos uploaded a video in which she is dressed like a skateboarder, and the parents she meets say “oh u must be the cheerleader my sons dating” (shown below). The video, which suggests that her boyfriend is cheating, gained over 383,400 likes in six days.
On July 22nd, 2020, TikToker charlotteroseandfriends uploaded a popular variation of the trend where the parents say, “so you’re the girl who’s been leaving her scrunchies all over my sons room?” (shown below, left). The video received over 1.7 million likes in two days. The next day, TikTokers foxteef and lorengrey uploaded popular examples where they are dressed the opposite as the parents describe (shown below, right). The videos acquired over 1.8 million and 1.1 million likes respectively in a day (shown below, right). StayHipp published an article on the trend.