So, you want to post a comment on your crush‘s Instagram?

Before you let this burst of confidence get the best of you, allow us to offer up some sage advice on the matter. There are things that are totally fine to say on an IG post, and there are things you should avoid commenting at all costs.

To protect you from complete embarrassment and humiliation, we’ll be discussing the latter. Keep scrolling for the 10 things you should never comment on your crush’s Insta posts.

1. Your Phone Number

Okay, we know this is an obvious no-no, but better safe than sorry. Commenting your phone number on your crush’s IG post doesn’t just mean they’ll see it, it means virtually the whole world will notice it. You’ll likely receive a bunch of rude texts or phone calls that we’re guessing you won’t want to deal with. If you want to DM them your number, that’s a little bit better. Just make sure they ask for it first, that way you know they actually want to talk to you.

Hanna, Aria, Spencer and Emily on their phones in an episode of Pretty Little Liars

(Pretty Little Liars via Freeform)


2. Your Home Address

This goes along the lines of commenting your phone number, but it’s also important to point out that you should never do this, ever. Again, anyone can see your comment and will then know where you live. We don’t know about you, but that’s not the type of information we want the world to have. So no commenting your home address, you heard?


3. Just an Emoji

Commenting an emoji is cute. It’s harmless, says everything you need to say and doesn’t force you to spend hours trying to craft the perfect response. The only problem is it doesn’t leave much room for your crush to reply back. They’ll quickly glance at the emoji and think nothing of it. That is, unless you comment an emoji that doesn’t make any sense. Then maybe they’ll ask you why you posted it and a conversation will ensue. But you won’t get that type of interaction from simply commenting a heart.

Alice on her phone in an episode of Riverdale

(Riverdale via The CW)


4. A One-Word Response

Along the lines of commenting a single emoji, a one-worded reply won’t cause your crush to slide into DMs, let alone respond to what you said. They might like it, but it doesn’t mean much of anything to them. Add in a few more words or ask a question. They have to respond to your inquiry. And if they don’t, at least you tried. Because honestly, you’re not trying if you comment something less than four words long.

We know it’s scary to even just like your crush’s pic, so we can only imagine the fear that comes along with having to come up with a crafty comment. Don’t sweat it though. They’re just a person and it’s just a comment. This isn’t brain surgery. You. Can. Do. It.


5. A Longwinded Response

While a one-word comment isn’t great, neither is posting a 500-word essay below your crush’s post. Anything that’s more than a sentence is way too much. This is Instagram, not English class. Shorter comments always do better, because we all know no one is going to read one that’s longer than 10 words. So keep it short and sweet.

We know you might be thinking that confessing your undying love for them in the comments would be cute, but it wouldn’t. It’s incredibly awkward for everyone involved and, again, the whole world will see it. Unless you’re down with being turned into a meme, save the love notes for your diary.

Leigh-Anne of Little Mix on her phone in their music video for "Hair"

(“Hair” via Syco Music)


6. A Sarcastic Remark

When chatting with people IRL, sarcasm works wonders. It separates those who can hang from those who cannot, because sarcastic retorts aren’t everyone’s cup of tea.

The frustrating thing about sarcasm is that it doesn’t translate well through comments or text messages. Instead of seeming witty or funny, you just come off as rude. So as much as you may want to chime in with the perfect sarcastic comment, resist. It might offend your crush, which could earn you an unfollow, or worse, a block.


7. Anything Ending With a Winky Face

We don’t know how many times we have to say this, but winky faces aren’t cute. They’re not flirty, they’re just plain creepy. We strongly suggest avoiding them at all costs, because your crush will be turned off the second they see one at the end of your comment. We guarantee it. Imagine how weirded out you’d be if someone you know did that to you. There you go, so steer clear of these bad boys to stay out of trouble.

Zoey looking creeped out at a phone on Grown-ish

(Grown-ish via Freeform)


8. A Question Asking When You’ll Be Featured in a Post

It may seem playful and flirty to leave a comment asking when you’ll be on their Insta feed or why you weren’t invited to hang out with them, but it’s kind of terrifying when you think about it. You’re pushing to be a part of their life, when they might not even know you that well. We promise you they won’t see anything about those types of comments as cute, so save it for a comment on your bestie’s IG. At least they’ll likely laugh about it, but the same can’t be said for your crush.


9. Anything Unrelated to What They Posted

If they post a selfie, don’t ask them what they got for the second question on your math homework. If they post a vacation pic, don’t ask how their family’s doing. Keep your comment related to what was posted. Ask them how their vacation was or note that you like their new haircut, but don’t try and be funny by posting something of irrelevance. Your crush will be confused and more than likely won’t respond to that comment or any other ones you post on their snaps.

Hanna looking nervously at her phone on an episode of Pretty Little Liars

(Pretty Little Liars via Freeform)


10. A Comment Tagging a Friend and Asking Whether or Not They Think Your Crush Is Cute

This type of comment is wrong for so many reasons. It’s embarrassing for both you, your crush and your BFF. You’re exposing your crush yourself and then they have to be judged by your bestie. And your bestie isn’t going to feel all that great having to tell you if they think your crush is cute. It’s all sorts of bad, even though it may seem harmless. You can DM your friend the picture with the comment, but don’t tag them in the comments on your crush’s post. You can thank us for saving you from this disaster later.


Speaking of things you shouldn’t send your crush, HERE are 10 things you should never text them.