Digital love is the new normal, so get with the program. Or download the app, whatever the kids are saying these days. It’s not enough to pursue love on actually dating sites these days—people are taking their chances on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and any other social media platform that allows them to send the coveted DM: Direct Message.

One of the benefits of a Tinder or Bumble is that they allow you to know that someone is actually looking, so you don’t DM a person who has no interest in dating. But nothing can protect you from rejection and, even worse, nothing can protect you from finding out your crush is kind of a jackass. That’s what happened to Twitter user @okaishawty, who claimed that she commented on a photo of a guy she liked and got a pretty raunchy DM from him in return. Reader, beware:

Wow. Truly one of the stupidest things to say if you ever actually want someone to touch your penis. It was so bad that @okaishawty said she’s basically swearing off men, which I find relatable.

Her tale of woe and bad dating form went viral, because so many people in the replies didn’t want her to give up. Keep dreaming the dream!

Like this couple who met on Instagram and actually ended up married with a child:

This is the inspiration we thirsty DM-lovers need.

But that was just the start. So many people met online with actual success.

With just a poke on Facebook:

Though a message is profoundly better:

Instagram does work:

Love is real! 

But what people really wanted to talk about was the idiot guy who ruined his chance:

It’s hard to keep trying when you get a gross response from someone you liked, but that doesn’t mean we should give up. Don’t give up. Keep shooting your shot!


And if you’re the dude who blew it with this chick, you better clean up your act. No one is that cute.

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