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Opposites Attract: 18 Twitter Reactions To Elon Musk And Grimes Dating

Something became apparent on the night of the MET Gala this month, and that's that Elon Musk and Grimes are a new couple. Elon Musk is a 46-year-old billionaire, businessman, engineer, investor, and all around modern-day genius. Meanwhile, Grimes (real name: Claire Elise Boucher) is a 30-year-old singer, songwriter, producer, and artist. (Do you see any commonalities by their bios at all? Yeah... same.)

Putting the age differences aside, there seems to be more differences between these two than similarities. For starters, Elon is a mature (and kind of koo-koo) entrepreneur. Grimes, on the other hand, is a gothic artist who appears to use a lot of emojis and slang to converse with people on Twitter. 

While the saying goes "opposites attract," these are two opposites no one even knew knew one another. Plus, the public were still kind of hung up on his almost rekindled romance with actress Amber Herd. Color us surprised when the world saw these two strolling down the red carpet hand-in-hand, smiling from ear-to-ear. I mean, I guess I'm happy they're happy, right? Regardless of how these two met and what they even talk about? Regardless, the world semi-agrees with my eyebrow raise. Here are 18 tweets the world couldn't shy away from when Elon and Grimes became a "thing."

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18 Girl With The Dragon Tattoo 2.0

One of the best things floating around on Twitter about Musk and Grimes is that people are finding odd pairings and saying the said pairings are Musk and Grimes.

In case anyone isn't familiar. Elon Musk is an older male who happens to be the stereotypical smart dude. He's witty and brilliant, of course, but he also comes off as that awkward dad that tries so hard. Knowing this, people are finding movie stills of intelligent looking white men and pairing them with younger "gothic" girls. It's genius.

In this meme @Amcnal is comparing Musk and Grimes to Daniel Craig and Rooney Mara from The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Now, I HIGHLY doubt Musk and Grimes (they need a couples name to make this easier, BTW) have the same story as The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (because that would be tragic), however, they kind of do resemble them from their looks alone. Grimes is younger and edgier, while Musk is, you know, professional... He's kind of a clean slate, you could say. This meme might show "Grimes" and "Musk" looking up fancy restaurants, but I bet you anything in real life, this would be Grimes showing Musk memes.

17 Granddad Shay

I cried when I saw this comparison. The people of Twitter are so on point when it comes to finding older men and younger, edgier girls. Although, to be honest, Elon is only 16 years older than Grimes. Okay, that sounds bad, but there have been WAY larger gaps in Hollywood. Actor Jason Statham and model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, for instance, have 20 years between them. Even actors Michael Douglas and Cathrine Zeta Jones have 25 years between them! So the gap could be bigger between these two. But I don't even think it has to do with age. I think it has to do with how these two look side-by-side.

Elon Musk has a net-worth over a billion dollars, you guys. This means he's a smart business man who dresses the part. He's usually in gorgeous suits, but if not a suit, then you can see him in plan shaded shirts and jeans. You could say his style is simple.

Grimes, on the other hand, is an edgy starlet. Part of her artistry is playing a part. She changes her hair colors a lot and plays around with different styles. She's not afraid to have fun with fashion and push the buttons, so to speak.

In this meme we have Miranda Cosgrove and Greg Mullavy from Nickelodeon's iCarly. In the show, funny enough, Mullavy plays Miranda's grandfather. So I guess that's how the Twitter-verse sees Musk and Grimes.

16 How Do They Communicate?

I'm going to cause quite a stir, but I'm not a big tweeter. I don't even go on Twitter unless it's for work purposes (it's pretty much this generation's newspaper, as well). However, I do know how Twitter works and how much of an asset it is to those in the public eye.

Before the Met Gala, there were a lot of people who didn't even know who the heck Grimes was. Sure, we all know Elon Musk, but who was his teeny-bopper date? Well, lo and behold, it was Grimes.

If you take a quick look at her Twitter account, you'll see a few things that automatically give off her vibe. For starters, her Twitter bio (as of today) reads: "Anti-imperialist (tongue out emoji, black heart emoji), legalize dueling (robot emoji), I pledge allegiance 2 the robot overlords (a whole bunch of emojis that just don't make sense." So um... yeah, there's that. Musk, on the other hand, doesn't even have a bio. But, in his defense, does he even need one? I think not. But let's get back to Grimes' Twitter account. She tweets A LOT of emojis in between words and loves Millennial abbreviations (as in "v much").

15 Poor Elon

Up until he started dating Grimes, I don't think many people looked at at Elon as this old dude who wears tube-socks and sunscreen on his nose. I think most people looked at him as the cooky brainiac who has more money than god. People have probably wondered why Musk has been single this long (which is TOTALLY fine. You don't need a spouse to be validated. But Musk kind of gives off that air like he'd be down for a more stable family life, right?).

For whatever reason, though, seeing Musk standing next to Grimes just puts everything into perspective. When I first saw them together, I literally thought he brought his niece with him. Maybe his sister? I didn't really notice the age difference, but it was her sense of style that threw me through a loop. I guess seeing Mr. Prim and Proper next to someone with edge was too much for my little mind to take. Nevertheless, this is not a drills; this is not a joke; this is real life. Grimes and Musk are dating.

He probably even dances like the young teen in the Vine above. Just a few little dad moves with his blazer and loafers on.

14 The Roles Are Reversed!

Well, well, well, what do we have here? We seem to have a Twitter used who just blew my mind and made me realized I was being unfair to Grimes. Who am I to judge her edgy style and not say a word about how bland Elon Musk is? At least Grimes has an actual style. Stylists can actually go to her and dress her in ways that are way different than anyone else on the red carper. Elon Musk, on the other hand, can be dressed by practically anyone in the world. His style is so vanilla (for lack of a better word) that he could go to the Gap and find everything he needs.

Woah, WAIT A MINUTE: Why isn't Elon modeling for the gap yet? He loves a solid black t-shirt and jeans. Isn't that what the Gap is all about?

But let's get back to this tweet, shall we? While Elon Musk might be more well-known than Grimes, a person can't call Grimes "goth" and not call Musk "nerdy." She may be into darker music and fashion designs, but Musk is into casual fashions, space, and engineering. While I don't like titles at all, people would safely call Musk a nerd.

13 Dead On

Wait, am I the only one who has NO idea who these characters are or what cartoon show they're from? Am I that old and out of touch?

After racking my brain over who these two are, I finally found out they're Cody and Gwen from Total Drama on Teletoon. I guess it's about adventures that go down at a local summer camp, which actually kinda seems adorable. But, apparently, I'm out of my element on this one.

At the MET Gala that went down in the beginning of May, it became evident that Elon Musk helped design Grimes' dress. Like many human beings at a gala, Grimes wore a necklace; however, this necklace wasn't just any necklace — it was in the shape of a Tesla logo. GQ mentioned his design for her included "a white marbled high-cut corset that fed into a short, feathered skirt, with a long overlaid black train." I mean, if there's any kind of way to tell the world you're in a happy relationship, I guess it's to wear your man's company's logo around your neck. Plus, you have to be a very trusting person to wear a dress designed by an engineer. I mean, it's clear the man knows how to design things, but is Elon Musk dabbling in the fashion world next?

12 WHAT IF

Daft Punk is a musical duo from France that made news after their song "Get Lucky." But they have a ton of other hits that I don't think many people even know are them. "One More Time," "Digital Love," and "Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger" are also produced by these two mysterious French people.

What makes this meme what it is, is that Daft Punk are two individuals who only perform while wearing helmets on their heads. They once stated in an interview that "We don't want to be photographed. [...] We don't especially want to be in magazines. We have a responsibility." I'm assuming they mean that they want their image to be about the music and not what they look like. They probably enjoy their privacy, to be honest. Everyone knows there songs but not everyone knows what these two look like. So that's kind of a win-win for them.

Now that we're all caught up on Daft Punk, let's now compare them to Elon Musk and Grimes. Considering Daft Punk wears these robotic heads most of the time, it goes with the vibe that Musk and Grimes give off: they're all about artificial intelligence. In 2015, Musk even opened up OpenAI; an artificial intelligence company that aims to work on bettering AI, to help the world safely. (So pretty much the opposite of all those scary movies about robots taking over the world.)

11 This Sounds About Right

I think it's about time that we learn how these two even met. The two are SO different and have completely different careers, how could these two stumble into each other's paths? Well, as it turns out, the two met on Twitter. Yup, I guess Musk enjoyed her little emoji conversations with other tweeters.

UPROXX explains how the whole confusing exchange began.

It all started with Elon Musk tweeting some kind of joke about an AI though experiment titled "Roko's Basilisk." I, for one, have no idea what the heck that sentence even means, but okay (apparently it also has a deeper joke to it, but I would do a major disservice in even attempting how to explain it).

Apparently, Elon was looking for a joke to tell regarding this particular subject when he noticed Grimes actually already joked about it. Appreciating her humor, he reached out via Twitter to laugh about it. And according to Page Six, "Grimes said this was the first time in three years that anyone understood the joke. They were both poking fun at AI.”

So, there you have it. It all started with jokes about robots on Twitter and now we have a blossoming relationship in 2018.

10 C-ya Later, Grimes!

Guess what, folks. Elon musk is way more advanced that we even know. Aside from creating Tesla, he's also the founder and CEO of SpaceX, which is essentially "space transportation service." And no, it's not like Uber, where you can call up SpaceX and ask for a quick one-year trip to Mars. The company searches for cheaper ways to get to space. The company, which launched in 2002, already created the Flacon and the Dragon which, you know, help us with space and Earth things. (In case you couldn't tell, I have zero knowledge or interest in space. It freaks me out, so bare with me.)

Knowing how much pull Elon has with outer space, I could see why some people who dislike Grimes would hope they would travel there together, only for him to leave her behind. I'm sure she's a lovely girl, but everyone has someone out there who dislikes them for whatever reason. Heck, I'm sure there are plenty of Grimes fans who hope she's the one to leave Elon in space!

Now, it's clear from her Twitter account that she enjoys talking about other life-forms and robots, so I'm assuming she's also a fan of space. Can you imagine their pillow-talks together? I mean, I know the two have only been dating for a few weeks, but they've had to have shared the same bed at least once, right? What do these two talk about!?

9 RIP

I'm gonna be real with you, I've never heard of Grimes before until she showed up to the MET Gala with Elon Musk. Vice versa, I know there are also a lot of people out there who have no idea who Elon is, but are fans of Grimes. It is what it is.

Regardless, I decided to stalk the young Canadian singer a bit and finally understood why everyone has been talking about their age gap. It's not so much the age gap, or even their styles anymore, it's what Grimes looks like on the day-to-day basis.

After stalking her Instagram account (as one days), she looks COMPLETELY different than she did on the red carpet at the MET. When she's not dressed in all that makeup or face paint, she truly does look like a 12-year-old girl. Her skin is so clean, so pure, so raw. She looks so innocent. But then there are images of her on stage or on tour and she has completely transformed into this other being. She could honestly look like a different person every day of the week if she wanted to. It's beautifully confusing. Then again, she's an artists and that's what true artists do: they transform.

8 Maybe Elon Will Start Shopping At Hot Topic Too

Oh my god, there is nothing like a good Arthur meme to get you through the day. Every still from that beloved PBS show is pure magic in the meme world. Just look at DW's face. She's over it. She's got the dark eyeliner on, a nose ring, the frizzy hair... She's every teen who is going through a phase. And yet, she looks SO much like the 30-year-old Canadian singer.

But let's get back to comparing Instagrams again, shall we? This is only for the sake of comparing their general vibe.

Elon's Instagram is what you'd expect. It shows many images of space exploration, rockets, art museums, and a few selfies of him thrown in there of him on his travels. It's kind of a pleasing aesthetic, to be honest. Grimes, on the other hand, shows her on stage performing, art work, accolades for her music, and a lot of group shots. Comparing these two images alone, it does seem like he would ask her if she wants to go to Hot Topic. Everything that store sells seems like something that Grimes would drool over. But who knows, maybe Elon will start matching her style next? There's nothing like a multi-billionaire wearing shirts with fake blood on them.

7 They Are Kind Of Cute In A Weird Way

As different as these two are, there is a sweetness about them. I don't know if it's the age difference or maybe their differention in style, but there's something about seeing two people so happy. Their relationship, of course, came as a surprise to many pop-culture buffs who thought Musk was back together with ex-girlfriend Amber Herd. After beginning to date in 2016, the pair broke up last August. However, they seemed to reunite recently, only to later call it quits again. A source told People Magazine "Elon decided it was time to end it and Amber agreed. They both still care deeply for each other but the timing wasn’t right." So knowing how close he and Amber were to another breakup, it's interesting how quickly he moved on to Grimes. I guess he knows what he likes, right? Good for him.

When I look at this meme, I can't help but laugh my butt off at the difference in characters between Andrew Clark (Emilio Estevez) and Allison Reynolds (Ally Sheedy) from The Breakfast Club (1985). Like Musk and Grimes, the two were complete opposites, and yet, they kinda had a thing for each other. Clark was preppy and clean-cut. Meanwhile, Reynolds was a little darker and thought deeper about things. Similarly, so are the Musk and Grimes!

6 Give Me All Your Goods!

As of today, it's said that Elon Musk has the net-worth of $19.1 billion...

*soak that in*

Like, he doesn't just have a billion dollars — he has 19 of them. As often as I am starstruck of celebrities like Jennifer Aniston and Emma Stone's paychecks, they're honestly pennies in comparison to Elon's. Step aside Hollywood, Elon Musk is coming through!

Knowing how wealthy Elon really is, I could see how hard it would be to make new friends or even start a relationship. He has no idea who is using him or what or what the other person even wants from him. Are they looking for a real personal connection or are they looking for security financially? I guess it's easier for him to date women who are already financially successful, that way they have their own career goals, their own money, and their own projects to fall back on in case their relationship fizzles out.

On the flip side, how does a woman who dated Elon Musk go back to dating commoners? Like, nothing can compare to the luxuries or dates Elon probably gave Amber during their time dating one another. I know it's not about the gifts or the destinations, but how can someone successfully pick up Amber knowing she already had it all with Elon? That must be super... conflicting.

5 Is Grimes Really A Robot?

I'm sure there are theories out there saying that Grimes is actually a robot that Elon Musk built himself. There just has to be. Especially how much Grimes is into AI. The coincidences are almost too much to handle.

Now, I don't think she sounds like this cat — I don't think she sounds like the grey screen on TV, however, her conversations do seem deeper than the norm. This is, of course, observed through Twitter. There's no way in the world I know Grimes or Elon Musk.

To show you an example of what I mean, Grimes once tweeted "Personally put off by the word 'woman' at least as far as my self [SIC] id but if you wanna support 'women producers' here's a list of the artists who've produced sum of earths best music." (She then added a few artists that are worth mentioning.) So as you can see, her thoughts are deeper on the norm, yet they're confusing. I don't know if it was her horrific spelling or poor grammar, but I was confused the entire time I read that tweet. And I read it three times! I think something as profound (yeah, let's say profound) as this needs to be elaborated on. Maybe she could have explained her thoughts more through an Instagram live chat?

4 He's Along For The Ride

I think this tweet made me laugh way more than @Fredtallyfoos intended. Grimes does seem like she can break Elon. Not physically, of course. She's an adorable peanut in comparison to Elon's large frame. But in general... whether it's in the bedroom or via conversation, Grimes seems like the strong female who can break Elon in half.

Before dating Grimes, Elon was with Amber Herd for a while (as aforementioned), he was rumored to be with Cameron Diaz in her single days, he was married twice — once to Justine Wilson (an author, to whom he also shares five children with) and English actress Talulah Riley. All of these women seem to have something in common: they're all blonde and clean-cut. So seeing that Elon has moved on to someone so edgy is eye-opening to a lot of people who know Musk and the women he's used to dating. Who knows, though. Maybe Grimes' edgy style is just what Elon needed. Maybe it's this is what he's been looking for and has failed to find in his former relationships.

I don't know if these two are gonna last or not, but let's hope Elon shows up to business meetings and awards shows still intact and not battered from Grimes's interesting lifestyle.

3 I'm Confused

I absolutely love when the people of Twitter pull pull up an older tweet and respond to it through another situation. Does that make sense? In this situation @Punkrockzo found two older tweets from singer/actress Demi Lovoto. And instead of responding to whatever Demi was talking about, @Punkrockzo correlated it to how she feels about the new Musk/Grimes relationship. While I do think it's funny, I'm kind of confused by the context.

For starters, Elon Musk doesn't just have one job — he has many jobs. In fact, he has his fingers in so many projects, I don't know how he can go to bed at night without catching up on deadlines, emails, and conference calls. Like, besides the MET Gala, how the heck does Elon Musk have time to go on a date? Maybe that's why his relationships keep falling apart? Maybe his schedule is just so busy that he needs a woman who's totally fine with staying home and waiting for him when he gets home? But that can't be right. If that were the case, he wouldn't be dating such talented and successful women. He'd probably find a significant other who was totally fine with being low-hanging fruit. Who's to say?

2 Ugh Memories

There were A LOT of memes floating around Twitter about this. The comparison between Billy-Bob Thornton and Angelina Jolie to Elon Musk and Grimes is kind of uncanny. Then again, Billy-Bob and Angelina were actually married. And anyone who was around them on the red carpet could FEEL the tension between them. They literally couldn't keep their paws off one another. Angelina and Billy-Bob are all over each other in every photo taken, Just look at the image above. Angelina's hand placements, how close Billy-Bob is to Angelina — there's barely any breathing room between these two.

Considering Elon and Grimes have only been dating for like, a month, who knows what will happen between them. Maybe they're the new Angelina and Billy-Bob. Not so much in looks or actions but in the fact that Angelina got his name tattooed on her arm AND they had each other's BLOOD in small vials around their neck. Yes, these two literally carried one another's blood with them wherever they went... Some say romantic, some say crazy — it's your call.

Who knows if Elon and Grimes will get to this level or even if they'll make their romance work, but one things for sure, Twitter is spot on with this comparison.

1 The Perfect Movie For These Two!

I'm a '90s baby, so even though this move came out in 1988, I have never heard of it in my life. I've literally never even the cover until I saw this tweet. I honest to god thought someone made this cover up to go along their tweet. But lo and behold, this is real.

Earth Girls Are Easy starred Geena Davis, Jeff Goldblum, and Jim Carrey and was about "A Southern California girl befriends three furry aliens after their spaceship lands in her swimming pool." Now, I don't know how well this movie did or how it was received, however it was nominated for a Razzie Award for Worst Supporting Actress (yikes), so there's that.

Knowing how much Elon and—apparently—Grimes are fascinated by space and other lifeforms, this movie seems to be right up their ally. In fact, if they haven't seen this film yet, maybe they can save it for their next date night? Considering how loaded Musk is, he has to have his own personal movie theatre by now, right? If not, he could always rent out a theatre for a day and have Grimes pick any seat in the entire house to watch this film. (Speaking of that, I wonder how much that cost.)

If there's anything we can gain from this article, it's that Grimes and Elon Musk are a real thing (for now) and they are definitely one of the most "out there" couples we've ever seen.

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