What is a golden retriever boyfriend and why does everyone on TikTok want one?

Anyone who's looking for a new guy is hoping to snag the mythical "golden retriever boyfriend". This new kind of man is neither the so-called "nice guy" who feels entitled to female attention because he isn't a jerk. nor is he the "bad boy" who was always going to break your heart from the beginning. The "golden retriever boyfriend" is pleasant, supportive and an equal to his partner. Urban Dictionary defines "golden retriever boyfriend" as:. “a significant other that is easygoing and makes it fairly simple to maintain a happy and fulfilling relationship". Hence the reasoning why it is similar to having a golden retriever”. Thus, much like a golden retriever, these golden retriever boyfriends make ideal companions. The hashtag #goldenretrieverboy has 20.5 million views on TikTok

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