The whole idea behind social media platforms is to allow people to communicate with each other seamlessly, without having to be physically present in the same location. Social media platforms are also a place where we make entirely new friends.
Making new friends on social media sound fun, but it can be very difficult. Making new friends on social media essentially involves sliding into people’s DMs. Making a good first impression matters a lot here, because a direct message is unsolicited, having a reply depends mainly on the content of the first message you send.
In case you still you find making a good first impression difficult, here is a tutorial on how to slide into DMs without being crappy or weird, allowing you to make good first impressions.
Follow Them First
The first step to making new friends on social media platforms like Instagram and Twitter is to follow the person you desire to send a direct message. If the person follows you back, the chance that he or she is going to respond to your DM is very high. Although the fact mentioned here is actual, not having a follow back should not dampen your quest to send your DM.
Make The Best First Impression Possible
As earlier mentioned, making an excellent first impression is essential in making new friends on social media platforms. How you present, yourself goes a long way in determining if your DM will be replied or not. Your first DM shouldn’t include boring questions like how they are doing or any other cliche questions.
Your first DM should be light and short, to avoid being ignored. Also, avoid using Crude languages, don’t be gross and do not send nude pictures of your self.
Have Something To Say
Sending DM that contains texts particular to the receiver, is very important. Making comments on the receiver posts via DM is an excellent way to start a conversation that would last for long and most importantly, sending a DM that will be replied.
You should avoid sending things like “Hey beautiful” and other related texts. As soon as you start getting replies, it’s important you come up with topics with branches, topics that lead to other topics.
Don’t Use Dating App Tactics
Before sending a DM, you should be fully aware that Dating apps tactics don’t work for social media platforms like Twitter and Instagram.
Unlike dating apps, people who use these social media platforms do not have the intent of having social media connections. Chances of you finding people who would respond to romantic DMs is very low on the aforementioned social media platforms.
Avoid Being A Stalker
It is possible to seek somebodies attention on social media, by liking and comment on the person’s recent posts, but it makes you give you the stalker Identity. There is a high chance that the person won’t reply to your DM.
If you desire to slide into DMs without being crappy or weird, I strongly advise you take the tips offered in this article seriously. If you have other suggestions, feel free to drop them in the comment section below.