Let's be real. Who wouldn't wanna get DMs? A person deciding to hit you up based purely upon your physical attractiveness must be flattering, right? As someone who gets very few DMs (0), I decided to speak with other attractive people to find out what it's like to get DMs on a regular basis.
(Names changed to protect identities and all that good stuff)
First I spoke with Rachel, a 20-year old college student. Rachel reports getting DMs almost daily, and doesn't usually respond to ones from random people. She differentiated between DMs from random guys and DMs from her friends, saying her friends "DM each other funny tweets and videos that [they] see" while random boys "message [her] creepy things".
Okay fellas, listen up and listen closely. Do NOT, under ANY circumstances, DM a random girl something sexual. I'm very sure it counts as sexual harassment and it's really weird. As you can see from the screenshots below, these guys didn't get that message. Do you really think a girl is going to respond "yes please" to your offer to eat her "groceries." Um, probably not chief.
Interestingly enough, Rachel finds the weird DMs you guys send her funny because she knows that you're all likely losers with little to no self-confidence. Basically, if your opening line is asking a girl to sit on your face, you're not only weird, you're super pathetic. Maybe try a more subtle opener, like "Hey, you're cute" or "Hey, I'd like like to get to know you better." But, if offering to go down on girls is working for you (it definitely isn't) then, by all means, do your thing.
However, when asked what she would do when presented with a sexual DM from a someone she found attractive, Rachel did say she would respond if they weren't too creepy. While that may give some of you hope, she's definitely talking about people a lot more attractive than you and I. All this being said, while I absolutely do not support creepy DMs, I am in favor of y'all shooting your shot.
Now for the other perspective. I don't know a single guy who wouldn't want to get DMs from girls. I got to kick it with my more attractive friend Axel to find out just how cool getting DMs is.
To give you some perspective, Axel is the type of guy that girls will come up to you and ask if you can introduce them to him. Yes, I've been used before. Yes, I will be used again. No, it doesn't get any less annoying.
To be fair, Axel is relatively humble about it, revealing that he gets DMs from girls about every two weeks or so. Honestly, he got DM'd as we spoke about the topic of this article. He admits that most of the girls aren't very cute, so we can't be too jealous.
For the most part, girls usually just ask to hang out, so, guys, don't expect any sexual messages popping up in your inbox. Girls, y'all are doing just fine, keep it up. The most creative DM Axel has received involved a girl messaging him on Trivia Crack when he didn't respond to her text message.
I don't care who you are. Desperation is never a good look. As if getting ignored the first time wasn't bad enough, this girl went to the most extreme lengths and still got left on read. I didn't even know people could send messages on games like that. But, hey, that's why there's levels to this shit, huh?
Now, I did ask Axel if he'd ever sent any DMs of his own, and he is guilty of shooting his shot. However, unlike the some of you weirdos, he only does it AFTER he's already met the girl, and maybe didn't get a chance to get her number.
So the moral of this story is? Shoot your shot, but just don't be weird about it.