GET A DATE BY SLIDING INTO HIS DMs
Picking up a guy isn’t limited to Tinder anymore. Try doing it on Instagram instead – at least you’ll get his backstory so you can decide if it’s worth chatting him up.
Picking up a guy isn’t limited to Tinder anymore. Try Instagram for his backstory.
Making the first move has long since stopped being genderspecific. And we’re totally for Instagram when it comes to doing this. Well, at least until we check out Facebook’s new dating feature that’s yet to launch. See, with dating profiles, you only have a handful of pictures (who knows when they were taken?) and a self-written bio to go on. Sure, Instagram has its fair share of curation, but it’ll give you a better picture of whether this is someone you’d be down to date.
1. You’ll know a lot more about him Besides his own posts, you’ll see photos his friends tag him in, how he responds to his friends’ comments, and can spy on accounts he follows. This isn’t stalking, it’s being smart. Sometimes, it takes just 15 minutes of digging to realise that he’s not the guy you want to hang out with. It could take you weeks to get the same information if you meet on Tinder.
2. He’ll have sussed you out
No one responds to messages without first giving the other person’s profile a once-over. So if he’s engaging you in conversation, there’s a pretty high chance he’s already done his research and likes what he’s seen. Think of it as less pressure to present the best version of yourself when you’re getting to know each other.
3. It’s easier to catch him if he’s not being upfront
He claims to be out with his parents and can’t meet you for dinner – and then you see a story of him drinking with his mates. With social media, there’s more accountability. Yes, he can hold off the posting or block you from his stories if he doesn’t want to be found out, but if he’s usually big on social media, an uncommon absence on a Saturday night could signal something’s a little off.
MILLENNIAL SPEAK: “We started dating after he slid into my DMs.” TRANSLATION: “We started dating after he sent me a direct message on Instagram and introduced himself.”