Times are different now, especially during and post pandemic. Before the pandemic, a lot of people were meeting online versus out in social settings, but now more than ever people will be doing that. Not going to lie, I met my girlfriend by sliding into her DMs, and then we never stopped talking. It was my first time ‘sliding into someone’s DMs’ but if you’re a bit rusty, or just have never done it before, here’s some help. Try one of these ice breakers to spark up a conversation. I commented on the weather. LOL, classic…I know.
- “Your Hiking Pictures Are Always Amazing! Where’s The Best Place To Go Around Here?” People love to talk about their hobbies and share their opinions about them. You can’t go wrong here unless you have zero passion for what they’re into because they’ll figure that out quick.
- “We’ve been following each other for a minute, and I’ve been wanting to say ‘hi’ for a while. So, hi!” Shoot your shot! If you two have been exchanging likes and comments for months, chances are they’re going to react pretty warmly to seeing your message. The worst that happens is they ignore you right?
- “OK, you always have the best music in your stories! We should swap playlists.” Everyone lowkey thinks they’re a DJ. Compliment their taste in music and find where your favorite tunes intersect. It’s a topic you’ll be able to come back to over and over again. Like ‘did you see they’re putting out a new album’ or ‘they’re coming to town and guess who got two tickets!’
- “I’m obsessed with your puppy! How long have you had them?” The only thing a dog owner loves more than their pup is talking about them. And that goes for any pet owner. Bring them up and you’ll be in!
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