Calling all "Beckys with the good hair": The world is on to you.
The epidemic of boyfriends having "side chicks" seems to be running rampant, not only in pop culture and mainstream media, but also IRL with real couples.
If you're not hip with the young kids' slang these days, what I mean by "side chick" is a woman whom a committed boyfriend is hooking up with when his girlfriend isn't looking.
The most reliable of sources, Urban Dictionary, defines a side chick:
the other woman; also known as the mistress; a female that is neither a male's wife or girlfriend who has relations with the male while he is in another relationship Kimmy: Look at Tina and Josh...are they going out? Sally: No Kimmy! Josh is dating Laura. Tina is just his sidechick.
Ah, silly Kimmy.
Of course, if you need more information, you can always head to Twitter, where users all know one thing about side chicks: Everyone has one.
These guys got creative about hiding their, um, behavior.
If you're not careful, you'll end up like these guys...
It looks like guys are trying to find the delicate balance of keeping both women happy. (Or they could just... not have a side chick?)
Even Snapchat knows how t0 play the field.
Girls, you might even find that you ARE the side chick, given how often prevalent side chicks are.
Or it could be worse... you could be the unsuspecting wife or girlfriend.
No one is safe — ESPECIALLY politicians and other famous figures.
The intricacies of having side chicks can be confusing, and of course, not everyone is going to get it right.
But at the end of the day, you can't hate the player. Hate the game.
I think we can all agree, in times like these, it's best to turn to the side chick expert, Usher.
In his words, "Just when I thought I said all I can say / my chick on the side / says she got one on the way / these are my confessions..."
I MEAN, IF WE CAN'T LEARN FROM USHER'S MISTAKES, THEN WHAT GOOD ARE WE?!