Subtle Ways to Get Noticed by Your Crush on Social Media
We've already given you five ways to get noticed by your crush on campus, and now we're helping you become a recognizable name (and hopefully face) to them via their social media accounts.
Bottom line: They're bound to know who you are at some capacity once you follow our subtle, healthy tips that won't make you come off overbearing (because that would not be cool!).
Read our pointers below and have your crush clicking your "follow" buttons in no time.
1. Follow Them on the Platform Where They Have the Most Followers
In today's day and age, everyone follows and requests everyone on social media. It isn't creepy in the slightest to "like" Instagram or Facebook photos of someone you've merely bumped into in the hallway, or view all of their Snapchats. Some people just really like knowing what all of their classmates and peers are up to all the time. To act subtly, we suggest following only ONE of your crush's accounts, and making it the one on which they have the most followers, so that you'll blend in, but yet still be just enough noticeable with the occasional "likes" you can harmlessly apply on their page.
2. Occasionally Comment
If your crush posts an Instagram shot or Tweet from the Drake concert of your dreams, don't hesitate to comment with "OMG so jealous! Did he perform '[insert fave song here]?' " Or if your crush just came back from a family vacay in Paris, you can always write, "My fave city ever! If you didn't get a chance to make it to [insert monument or notable site here], you missed out." Don't comment too frequently, don't comment if it doesn't relate to you and only comment if a bunch of people are already doing the same thing.
3. Use Your Mutual Friends to Your Advantage
Use social media to shoutout your mutual pals where applicable. So, like, if your bio lab partner happened to be in your crush's pic at the Drake concert, now's the time to write on your crush's post: "Oh hey, [insert lab partner's Insta handle here], I can't wait to hear all about your night when I see you in class! This looks like so much fun!" And on the flip side, frequently comment on your mutual friend(s)' accounts on whatever photos or posts you want, with the hopes that your crush will take notice! Commenting on these will not only have your crush wondering who you are, but you'll def score bonus points for being tight with their friends.
4. Tag Your Mutual Friend(s) on Facebook Whenever Possible
There's nothing like having your post pop up front and center on the feed of a friend of your crush, right? Any time you're with a mutual, get to snapping. And take the cutest shot, post it and tag away. Your crush will be sure to see your cute little face in no time.
5. Encourage Your Mutual Friend(s) to Post You on Their Accounts
Let's hope these mutuals of yours are not the annoying type who use lame excuses to keep you off their social media. Provided they aren't, you should totally nudge them to repost any shot where you are looking your best on Insta, Snap, Facebook or anywhere else of importance. There's no need to tell your mutual(s) why you're so eager for them to post, but seeing these shots should have your crush getting googly-eyed in no time.
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