‘Boys running for the bus and missing it’: Sheffield’s biggest icks

Imagine your man in a bath without any bubbles

Have you ever been on a date and felt an sudden stomach dropping sensation after something they’ve said? Has one single text message instantly changed the way you see them or feel about them? My friend, it sounds like you’ve got the ick.

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, I’m sure you’re aware of what an ‘ick’ is. For those who don’t, look up the urban dictionary definition.

Girls getting the ‘ick’ over things boys do has become a running joke on social media. In no way are the comments all truthful or meant to be harmful. They are just a bit of fun.

The Sheffield Tab spoke to female students in the city, to find out their biggest icks. Here are some of our favourites.

Splitting the bill

Splitting it is fine, but calculating it at the table? Where is the date etiquette?

The heat of their Nando’s sauce

Sometimes admitting you like Lemon & Herb is better than a red face.

Not even an ick, just annoying.

You are NOT an influencer.

Polo necks

If you owned one of these before reading this, I hope you don’t after.

Dating during the festive season

Yeah, I mean Ice Skating is sooooooo easy.

Lost your key?

I mean, to be fair, it is a very simple task.

Bit windy?

Why use an umbrella if you can’t tame it?

Snapchat filters

Yes, please stop that. We’re in 2021 now. Grow up.

Year 7 PE vibes

This one is funny to watch but if it’s your man, turn the other way.

Missing the bus

After reading this I’d recommend that men stay stationary.

A trip to Hollywood Bowl

To avoid spending forever alone, all future bowling dates must be cancelled.


Come on bubble bath is literally about a quid.

Boys that drink cider

Vodka, lager, gin, whiskey, rum, absolutely anything you desire. Just NOT cider.

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