Every time a new piece of technology, or a new social app, is introduced into our world, I try to find a way to wiggle it into my routine.
Unless it’s not worth it, of course.
I downloaded SnapChat (@OrangeJulius7) around six months ago, at the suggestion of a younger friend.
“All the cool kids are doing it,” was his pitch, and I went with it.
At first, I didn’t know what to snap, but the more friends I’ve added to the app, the more fun I have snapping pictures of my cat, my food, or myself dancing in the car.
Honestly, I thought SnapChat was just for dick pics, but I’m six months in and I’ve yet to see such a pic.
I will say, though, I’ve got one follower that sends me ab pics daily. I have no idea who he is, but he looks fantastic, and I cannot help but look at his six pack.
A few months back, I met a super cute guy and we started following each other on SnapChat.
He kept looking at my snaps, but wouldn’t message me directly.
So, one Saturday night, I did the classiest thing I could think of: I got drunk (read: completely wasted), and sent him a direct snap.
To my surprise and delight, he snapped back… and he looked so cute.
The snaps continued, but the next morning, I had no clue what exactly I’d snapped — that’s the catch 22 of SnapChat. The snaps you send erase after the person opens them.
I snapped him that morning, and felt out the vibe. It was fine.
But what have we here? Is it a snap-only flirt?
I consulted one of my gay friends, because who else am I supposed to get dating advice from?
He said a SnapChat flirt is really only legitimate if we’re using the chat feature, because then, it’s like the guy really made the effort to talk to me.
Ugh! Leave it to another app to muddy the already murky dating waters and leave a girl in question.
For fear of looking like a nut job, I stopped sending him snaps and am just trying to keep it cool in the meantime.
But he’s just so darn cute!
Nonetheless, it all got me thinking — surely people are hooking up from SnapChat.
According to an article on Lifetimetv.com, SnapChat is the one social network where the gloves are officially off and people can be unfiltered (even though there are filters).
I will admit, I’ve posted things on SnapChat that I would never post on Facebook or Instagram.
Because of this fact, SnapChat is not only popular among teens and young adults, but it’s also popular among young professionals.
However, apparently SnapChat is the new Fight Club, because it’s that thing we’re never supposed to talk about.
Which brings me full-circle to my SnapChat crush. If the article has any truth to it, it’s pretty impossible to bring my Snap crush into a real-life, full-blown crush.
In a way, it’s kind of sad, but on the other hand, what’s so wrong with that?
It’s innocent, fun, flirty, and at the very least, I don’t have to worry about birth control or hell, shaving my legs.
Sounds like a win in my book!
But before we all go out and take our tops off on SnapChat, don’t forget that damn screenshot feature.
Keep a slight filter, even in the glamorous world of the disappearing photo.
Until next time, I’ll see you on SnapChat, but don’t worry, I won’t tell anyone.