The 9 best memes for sliding into DMs

Smooth.

Feb 29, 2020, 11:38 am*

Internet Culture

Alicia Eler 

Alicia Eler

There’s no better way to say “I like you, wanna go out?” then to slide into your cutie’s DMs and make it explicitly known. And here at the Daily Dot, our Twitter moves are tight—how do you think we got so many followers?

If you’re looking for a way to make your sweetie laugh in private—because that’s the next logical move after they follow you back, assuming you don’t already know them IRL—then look no further! Try these hilarious memes when the time is right, and if they write back “lmao,” then you’re golden.

1) When you wanna have fun with it

It’s a beautiful, sunny day somewhere on a beach. Grown-ups know how to have fun in giant inflatable fun houses while listening to The Weeknd. Basically, this is a great, silly way to slide into those DMs and stay there!

2) When you’re feeling graceful

Step on the gas and round that bend into the DM. You got this one!

3) When you’re genuinely thrown off by the slide-in

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“Wait, what just happened? I thought we were merely Twitter friends! I’m not sure if our flirtation on that public timeline will translate into a private DM convo, but now you’re in, and, I mean, you can ask me out or somethin’?”

4) When it’s a rough-and-tumble struggle

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If that’s not a look that will get you into her DMs, I don’t know what is. This delightful pic from artist Petra Cortright, who basically is the Internet, made clear just how meme-able every chihuahua truly is. It’s rare to find a dog that is tiny, not a cat, and so delicate that it shivers even when it’s 90 degrees out. With every emotional sensitivity out there, the chihuahua is definitely the one you wanna let slide into those DMs. Or else wait for its cousin, the pug, the only other dog that can get away with true eccentricities—because it’s just that ill-designed and helpless!

9) When you want to take your DM flirting to the ~next level~

https://twitter.com/sujataday/status/697855752841498624

We all know that the artist’s brand is present on Twitter, and what’s more romantic than some dude or masculine-of-center, queer-gay-bisexual-all-the-sexual-identities artist drawing the object of their gender-non-conforming affection à la the infamous Jack/Rose Titanic scene? Now that IRL eye contact is a rarity, just send them a nude selfie via DM, draw them like one of your DM girls, and DM it back to them! This is some next-level sliding-in, if you ask me. 

Photo via Richard Barley/Flickr

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*First Published: Feb 14, 2016, 1:00 pm