Cupid's Pulse Article: Dating Advice: 10 Ways to Use Social Media to Snag Your CrushCupid's Pulse Article: Dating Advice: 10 Ways to Use Social Media to Snag Your Crush

By: Josh Ringler

Social media is becoming one of the best ways to snag your crush. The following pieces of relationship advice will not only help your love life, but will also help you woo your love interest! Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat can be useful tools in improving your friendship and turning that crush into a relationship! They aren’t just mediums for celebrity relationships or for celebrities to show off. Check out the following dating advice, and get ready for romance!

These pieces of dating advice will help you turn your crush into a relationship. If you want your chances at love to improve, read Cupid’s tips below!

1. Show off your talents: Social media is a great way for your mom to show you off to the world, but it does not have to be just for those annoying family members (Sorry, Mom!). Social media is usually the first thing a person will do to find out information about you, and you want to make sure your profile is full of good photos or posts that show off your smarts, skills, and good looks. Photos that show off what you can do can really help to make them realize what a catch you could be. An important dating tip is to realize that what’s online is the first indication of what others may think of you, so make sure it fosters the right impression!

2. Flirting: Flirting is usually the first step in solidifying a relationship and making a friendship simply more than two people talking. Whether it is just by posting cute tweets, or putting nice things on Facebook, your crush will definitely appreciate the public compliments. That being said, make sure to minimize the amount of “cuteness” you put out publicly, especially if you’re unsure of how she/he feels about you.

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3. Play “tag”: We have all been tagged in posts about “three friends who will always be there for you” or in “tag the friend you would want to do this with” posts. These posts are a great way to show that your crush is on your mind. Tagging him or her in a post is a cute way to publicly flirt. They will appreciate that you were thinking about them, and that will make them happy. Happiness is one of the keys to snagging your crush!

4. Use your personality: Another great thing about social media is the ability to talk about what you are passionate about with a community of other people. Whether it is politics, sports, entertainment, or even social issues, there is almost certainly a hashtag that you can use. That being said, it’s important to think about who will see what you say. Your future employers, educators, and your crush will definitely be interested in what you have to say, so here’s a good piece of dating advice: be careful! Curse-fueled rants about almost anything will not help your chances.

5. Show what you are interested in: Liking a page/photo or re-tweeting a promotional tweet can be tell-tale ways to figuring out what your crush is into. Don’t become your crush and like everything they do, but for example, if you notice your crush is really into a specific sports team, ask if they would like to go to a game with you. If they really want to go see a new horror movie, maybe that could be your next date. While you don’t want to seem like a stalker, talking about a tweet or post can keep a conversation interesting.

6. Work the camera right: You can, and should, untag yourself in embarrassing photos to make your profile look as good as it can be. Photos are the easiest way to show off your crush, and vice versa, so the better your photos are online, the better your chances.

7. Use the “Like” button: Don’t be the one that likes everything your crush posts or likes online, but at the same time, don’t be afraid to “like” what he or she posts once in a while! You should care about what they are saying, and if you like what they post, it’s important to show it. Be careful about what your actions online, though. For example, if he or she posts a photo with someone who could be competition, hesitate to “like” it because then your crush could get the idea that you want to be friends and not something more. Don’t let the competition get ahead of you!

8. Post things with them: People, whether they admit it or not, love to be on social media with their friends. If you and your crush go somewhere, or even take a fun selfie, don’t be afraid to post it on any of your social media accounts! If you really want to snag them before someone else does, posting photos on Snapchat, Instagram, Facebook, or even Twitter, with them is a great next step. If rumors start spreading that that photo could be something more, it will get in your crush’s head, sparking curiosity.

9. Out with the old & in with the new: Clean up your profile. We all have embarrassing photos and posts from our awkward middle school days and apps like Timehop happily remind us of our past. Cleaning out these photos to not only better represent how you act and look currently, but also to show off the best side of you. You want your profiles to show off your best qualities, and 30 photos of Starbucks coffee may not be the best representation.

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10. Snapchat Streak: Odds are if they are your crush, they are also high up on your Snapchat best friends list. Maybe they are even #1, which by the way, is a great way to use social media to get them to be more than a crush. Snapchat streaks are great ways to show others that you are friends and snap each other often, and it is also a cute way to have a reason to snap if you need one. It is a great way to become #1 in their heart by being #1 on their Snap!

Did you become social-media-savvy in order to snag your crush? If so, tell us how below!