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The ABC’s of DMs: The dos and don’ts of online dating

The ABC’s of DMs: The dos and don’ts of online dating

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In recent years, the DM ‘slide’ has become the new online dating message. To “slide into the DMs” is slang for sending someone a direct message on Instagram or twitter, often with romantic intentions in mind. The idea is to come off as cool and slick, in hopes that the other person will write back. But as someone who is often the recipient of these kinds of messages, I can say that they often have the opposite effect.Well, that’s not completely true. One of the people I was romantically involved in near the end of 2017, was a relationship that started when he slid into my DMs on twitter. We had followed each other on social media for several years, and share a handful of mutual friends. One day he sent me a private message. “How was your trip to Mexico?” he said. The conversation