When you’re crushing hard on someone, social media can provide a slew of perks. Not only are you privy to more pics of the object of your affection, but you’re also exposed to a wealth of useful info about them — and those deets can definitely come in handy when you build up the courage to strike up a convo. Best of all, social networks all offer a casual, convenient way of getting in touch with someone you like. Not sure what to say? Having the right starter questions to DM your crush is the key to getting off on the right foot.
A question is without a doubt the most effective way to reach out when reaching out to someone via DM, whether on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Snapchat, or another platform entirely. After all, a thoughtful question is more likely to encourage your crush to respond than a mere comment or observation, and it also provides a valuable opportunity to get to know them better. But since this may be one of your first social media exchanges, you’ll want to be strategic about what you ask. As a general rule, the best questions to DM are short, generally lighthearted, and show your interest to some degree, no matter how subtle. It’s also a good idea to ask open-ended questions whenever possible, as they’ll likely inspire a longer response (and thus potentially spark a deeper conversation) than yes-or-no questions.
Still at a loss for words? Fret not — these 15 questions are pretty much foolproof for getting the digital sparks flying.