Getting a guy’s attention on Instagram is a tricky thing. First of all you never want to see too desperate and just spam them. But also, just going straight for DMs with a “Hi there!” can be rather pointless, especially if you don’t know him or he has a large following. Sliding into DM’s is a delicate thing and you need to do it with caution and finesse. But don’t worry, we have some foolproof ways in which you can get his attention on Instagram so keep on reading.
1. Be Subtle
You don’t want to come on too strong right away and just go through their entire feed liking every single picture. It’s weird, it’s creepy, he’ll think you’re some weird fan and ignore you from that point on. The goal is to like a couple of their pictures intermittently. Like maybe follow them for a while, like every other one, or better yet, just the ones that really stand out to you. You want him to notice you, but also don’t give away the fact that you’re interested.
2. Comment With Intention
There’s no point in commenting on someone’s post with just an emoji. No one takes that seriously, it’s basically like spam. So comment sparingly and only when you actually have something to say. And by “have something to say” we mean make a witty reference to something in the photo. Definitely don’t comment “omg ur so hot”, have some class, girl.
3. Respond To Stories
Another good way to get a person’s attention on Instagram is to respond to their stories. But again, you need to do this with purpose. Don’t just write “hey cutie”, no one will respond to that. Instead ask about the song in the instastory (if it’s not already tagged, obviously), you’re much more likely to get their attention that way.
4. DM Around Valentines
Listen, Valentine’s Day cards are so last year. It’s all about DM’s these days. So if you’re feeling brave, send a witty DM valentine to them. Something along the lines “roses are red, violets are blue, here’s a DM slide to say hi to you”.
5. Do You Come Here Often?
If he post a photo of his food or coffee in the nearby cafe or restaurant comment with “do you go there often, I need a new coffee/take out spot”. Who knows maybe it’ll start a conversation about favorite cafes, or maybe they’ll recommend an item on the menu.
6. You’re In My Hood
If he tags his location and it’s in your city or close to your neighborhood – let him know. Respond to that story or comment with “Hey, that’s my hangout spot”. He might suggest to meet up later if you’re lucky.
7. Compliment With A Question
So for example you see him post a lot of photos at the gym, and he’s in shape – ask him to recommend a class. If you write something along the lines of “You seem like you know your way around a gym and I was considering trying some kickboxing, can you recommend the best place for that?”. He might even suggest to go with you if you’re local.
8. Drop Some Heavy Hints
If they seem to frequent a bar or post some pictures of drinks respond with “Looks amazing, I’ve been wanting to check out that place for a while. Is it any good?”. It’s kind of like you’re just asking about the bar, but also implying you’d like to check it out with him.