In the wake of Lizzo sliding into Chris Evan’s DMs (and going TikTok viral for the whole thing because it was BOLD and AMAZING) - I saw an article that I thought could be verrrrry useful for anyone trying to make the move on Instagram! We're living in a pandemic still, anything goes, slide into the DM's!!
Whether you're reaching out to an old crush or putting the feelers out with somebody new, these are some suggestions on how to casually slide someone's DMs — and these work ANYtime, it doesn't just have to be in the midst of a pandemic. So keep these in your back pocket for a later date if you don't need them at the moment:
This one is simple: “Your hiking pictures are always amazing! Where's the best place to go around here?” Not too intrusive! This is a good one!
When you've been following each other for a while: “We've been following each other for a minute, and I've been wanting to say ‘hi’ for a while. So, hi!” I love this one! Simply let them know that you've been thinking of reaching out and decided there was no time like the present, especially if this is someone you follow but don't really know.
The pet slide: “I'm obsessed with your puppy! How long have you had them?” People love talking about their pets! This works for anyone who posts photos of their pets regularly - and even if you DO know how long they've had them, feel free to still ask to get the conversation going.
For the foodie: “I'm jealous of your cooking skills, I can't even make toast without burning it!” This is an easy conversation starter annnnnnd, here’s hoping they’ll take the hint and invite you over for a cooking class (or just cook for you!!)
For when you have no idea what to say: *A topical meme or TikTok* This one works well if you and your crush have chatted before and you have a good idea what they’re into, humor-wise or pop culture-wise. I LOVE this option!
Leave me a Yap below with your BEST suggestion for DM slide ins!
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