DM: A commonly used abbreviation for Direct Message. Dm’s are used to send private messages on social media platforms. “Sliding into” someone’s DM is when you discreetly send them a direct message.screen-shot-2016-02-04-at-1-45-52-pm-630x353

When Yo Gotti told us that “it goes down in the DM” I was completely oblivious to the true power of a well-executed DM slide.

Whether the opening line was a flirty, “Hey big head” or an open-ended, “Hello”; we’ve all sent and/or received a DM at some point. While the act of “DM sliding” is considered by some to be a bold, thirsty, and even shady move…

…here are 5 reasons why DM sliding is becoming the dating power move of millennial singles:giphy-1.gif


1. It’s Discreet

One of the best things about DM sliding is that your potential rejection happens in a private forum. One major downfall of ‘spitting game’ in-person is having that embarrassing “no thanks, I’m good” moment occur face-to-face.whenyouslideinherdm39sandyougetdenied-picture.gif


2. It’s Low Risk

Honestly, what do you have to lose?? Worst case scenario: Your crush doesn’t respond or is dismissive. Best case scenario: Your crush replies, you hit it off, and ride off into the sunset together. Overall, the potentially positive outcome outweighs the minimal risks involved.

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3. Even Famous People Check Their DM’s

Yes, even celebrities check their Instagram & Twitter direct messages. If you’ve ever dreamed of smashing Tyson Beckford or becoming Yonce’s best friend, you should slide into their DMs and see what happens!!bey-metgala


4. It’s Like Really, Really Easy

Sliding into someone’s DM is so much easier than creating a profile on Tinder or Plenty of Fish. With a little courage and minimal word count you can start a DM conversation that could change your life.

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5. It’s A Great Way to Prescreen Your Dates

You can learn a lot more about someone by following their social media feeds than reading their corny Tinder profile. A picture/tweet can say more than a thousand words.

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While DM sliding can make it easier to find a boo, sometimes it can add an element of distrust to new relationships. Some people think, “If they slid into my DM they’re probably sliding into everyones.” Personally, I believe that the method used to find romance is not a reflection of either party’s character or ability to be a faithful partner.

Realistically, you probably weren’t the only DM they slid into but if all goes well you could be the last.

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Posted by:Anthony Black

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