So, you've got a crush on a person you follow on social media, but you don't know what to do. The good news? There are plenty of tips for sliding into someone's DMs that can help you achieve foolproof flirtation. If you're concerned about sliding into your crush's DMs or you feel like it's too invasive or creepy, don't worry too much — the key is to keep things casual, play it cool, and don't get too forward. Take it from me and my personal experience (I've had successful dates and made several friends from a well-done DM slide), and, you know, from the experts.
I spoke with Alessandra Conti, personal matchmaker at Matchmakers In The City to find out her best advice for successfully sliding into someone's DMs. The first thing she told me? Sliding into people's DMs is not anywhere near as taboo as it used to be, and it can actually be a good way to meet new people.
"With the way that our culture changes so quickly — even dating apps, a few years ago, [they] were taboo and now they're so normal," Conti tells Elite Daily. "That said, there are definitely different ways of going about sliding into the DMs, and some ways [can be] incredibly shady."
So, to avoid being shady — and to give yourself a real chance at making a connection with someone through their DMs — here's what you need to know before you make any sort of moves.