I can’t say for sure, but I am almost positive that one of the very worst ways to flirt is by doing it in public. You know, like, asking for someone’s number on a crowded subway car. Or whispering sweet nothings in bae’s ear while in a busy, well-lit, family restaurant. Or making out with someone in school, during school hours, in front of a locker that is not yours. (That’s happened to everyone, right?) Then, of course, there is flirting on social media.
This is the worst kind of flirting, I think, because it can come in so many forms–writing on someone’s Facebook wall, leaving a steamy Instagram comment, @-ing your crush on Twitter–and, unless you’ve got some extra-savvy guerilla screenshot-deleting tactics, the evidence of the flirtation will most likely live on in perpetuity. Now, this is bad for the people who flirt online! But it is so very good for the rest of us, because, when it is preserved, the results are pretty great. So, check out these truly disastrous, cringeworthy examples of people flirting on social media:
What the fuck did I just read pic.twitter.com/KWt5UrQnzh
— hei hei from moana (@freeskimask45) November 14, 2016
2. Who can’t relate?
When your boyfriends flirting with you on facebook and your mum joins in……………………………………….. pic.twitter.com/NPQpLUP9EY
— chlo? (@chloehsims) November 24, 2016
3. Really, uh, it seems as though a whole lot of people have inadvertently involved their parents in their sex live vis a vis Facebook:
4. WHAT IS THIS:
Dads flirting on Facebook is starting to really cringe me out pic.twitter.com/1h7uuewc9M
— sophie? (@sophiee_buckers) August 21, 2016
Flirting on Facebook vs twitter pic.twitter.com/Ty0IpilRB2
— Leo (@LeonardCowalski) July 30, 2016
6. To be fair, if you are going to be flirting on Facebook, it might as well be over a brownie pic:
My parents are flirting on Facebook over a picture of brownies ??? pic.twitter.com/AKWYlo1ZqX
— Kaitlynn Shannon (@Kaitlynnshannon) May 11, 2016
7. This is…oddly sweet?
If you're having a tough day, may I suggest flirting with a sentient Broadway musical on twitter pic.twitter.com/gF6blI0DpH
— Haley DeLuca (@hdelucs) October 12, 2016
8. This, too:
my grandma flirting with my grandpa over my profile pic on Facebook pic.twitter.com/vqUWVCvpfX
— Delaney (@Delaney_Wild) December 27, 2015
9. I am guessing that the girl…did not come over:
This was me flirting on Instagram earlier with some girl who supposed to be coming over pic.twitter.com/gBA5EFXnc2
— OG MchL (@EmpireAnt) October 7, 2016
10. I mean, we all know how this relationship turned out. (Poorly):
When you catch the loves of your life flirting on Instagram❤️ pic.twitter.com/mnFM2XKJIu
— Erin-Grace Kelly (@ErinGraceexo) April 12, 2016
11. Bleak, bleak stuff:
Not only are my parents flirting publicly on facebook, but I'm pretty sure my dad also called me a babe? Idk pic.twitter.com/mKeO1kwuPh
— Matt Harris (@MGHarris13) August 1, 2015
12. This is not social media, per se, but it is on social media now, and it sure is awkward. Basically? Just don’t flirt. It’s better that way:
Have you ever flirted on social media? Did it go like…this? Let us know in the comments!