Digital love is the new normal, so get with the program. Or download the app, whatever the kids are saying these days. It’s not enough to pursue love on actually dating sites these days—people are taking their chances on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and any other social media platform that allows them to send the coveted DM: Direct Message.
One of the benefits of a Tinder or Bumble is that they allow you to know that someone is actually looking, so you don’t DM a person who has no interest in dating. But nothing can protect you from rejection and, even worse, nothing can protect you from finding out your crush is kind of a jackass. That’s what happened to Twitter user @okaishawty, who claimed that she commented on a photo of a guy she liked and got a pretty raunchy DM from him in return. Reader, beware:
i had a crush on a boy i followed on insta and I commented on a photo he posted saying “you look rly cute:)” and he dmed me just now saying “you look like you should suck this dick” so that’s the last time i shoot my shot
— m (@okaishawty) June 1, 2018
Wow. Truly one of the stupidest things to say if you ever actually want someone to touch your penis. It was so bad that @okaishawty said she’s basically swearing off men, which I find relatable.
Her tale of woe and bad dating form went viral, because so many people in the replies didn’t want her to give up. Keep dreaming the dream!
Like this couple who met on Instagram and actually ended up married with a child:
This is the inspiration we thirsty DM-lovers need.
this is the sweetest thing i’ve ever seen!!!! thank you so much for sharing your beautiful family with us ♥️♥️ wishing you a blessed life
— m (@okaishawty) June 2, 2018
But that was just the start. So many people met online with actual success.
With just a poke on Facebook:
my boyfriend and I have been dating for over a year and all it took was for me to poke him on Facebook 😫😫
— kendall (@holleykendall) June 2, 2018
It seriously the ultimate ice breaker. Cuz if they are interested they’ll poke back or msg and if they aren’t u can play it off as an accident 🤷🏽♀️
— kendall (@holleykendall) June 3, 2018
Though a message is profoundly better:
A guy messaged me on Facebook once and normally I wouldn’t reply but that time I did. We’ve been together for almost 2 years now and have a beautiful 6 month old son together. Shoot your shot girl. If it doesn’t work at least you tried
— Sia Natara (@mamasolaris) June 2, 2018
girl, i stalked this guy from my college for months and i followed his ig and liked a pic and now we talking and we going on a date
shoot your shot to the right boi it’ll be fine
— ネコ 🐈 (@isshedega) June 2, 2018
Don’t give up my insta crush of 6 months ended well after I took my shot & we’ve been together almost 3 years so ✌🏻🤞🏻😂
— Em🦄 (@emmaandout) June 2, 2018
I liked someone on ig and I used to comment on their posts and hype them up – but they had a girlfriend at the time – we used to talk on ig and I was happy with just that. 3 years later we’re 2 years into a relationship 💕🌸
— ᴛɪꜰꜰᴀɴʏ (@TyffanyOhara) June 3, 2018
But what people really wanted to talk about was the idiot guy who ruined his chance:
Isn’t it crazy how not smooth that dude played that situation? Like that dude could have just said thank you, the ball was in his court and there was no defense.
— Lamb Chop (@_ColeFleming) June 2, 2018
It’s hard to keep trying when you get a gross response from someone you liked, but that doesn’t mean we should give up. Don’t give up. Keep shooting your shot!
you still win bc i will never have the courage to COMMENT on a dudes pic
— em (@highimem) June 2, 2018
And if you’re the dude who blew it with this chick, you better clean up your act. No one is that cute.