Before you decide to try to take things any further with your online crush, it’s a good idea to check out the social media profiles of your potential new love interest. You can learn a lot about someone this way, which is a smart thing to do based on the fact you’re considering a relationship with this person.
From questionable tweets to controversial Instagram posts, what your crush posts on social media might reveal a characteristic of her personality that can be a deal-breaker for many men. Why wait to find out about this until after you have been dating her?
Here are nine insightful things you can learn from scoping out the social media profiles of the woman you met on a dating app:
9. How Often She Is on Social Media
Getting an idea of how often your crush is on social media is important because it might be an indication of how compatible you are.
You might discover that she is a social media “junky” who likes the attention of posting sexy pics for the world to see regularly. Or that she takes a reverse approach and keeps a minimal online footprint.
Either way, the social media habits of someone can really get annoying if they differ drastically from your own – so think about that before wading too far into a relationship with her.
8. What She “Likes” or Shares
We all come across something – an article, a video, a news story – that inspires us to like or share it. Something that made us laugh, think, get angry or touched our heart.
Whatever it is she likes or shares, is of interest to her. You can get to know a lot about a person, and whether you might share the same interests, by noticing what she chooses to hit the like or share button on.
7. Who Her Friends Are
The people we spend our time with influence us. Motivational speaker Jim Rohn said, “You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.” And about 170 years before him, Goethe famously said, “Tell me with whom you consort with and I will tell you who you are.”
You can get an idea of who your crush is by knowing who her friends are. Is she more of a Regina George or a Hermione Granger?
You might discover you have mutual friends too – which could be a good icebreaker if you haven’t mustered up the courage to talk to your crush yet.
6. Her Taste in Music (Or Lack Thereof)
There’s a good reason why you want to know what your potential partner likes to rock out to.
We tend to like people who like the kind of music we do. Plus, knowing music preferences proves to do a “reasonable job” at predicting personalities.
Scope out your crush’s social media profiles to discover what kind of music she is into and you might have something to easily connect over…or you may be headed for a future of listening to Justin Bieber.
5. The TV Shows & Type of Movies She Likes
Netflix and Chill? Or will her taste make you feel ill? Why wait to find out?
4. Her Pets and Feelings About Animals
Is she a dog person or cat person? Or is she horribly allergic? And if you’re an animal lover, how will you react to her being repulsed to pet your dog? When people feel strongly about animals, they typically post photos of it on their social media accounts.
Compatibility requires you to find this out early.
3. How She Has Changed
You don’t want to be creepy and start scrolling down months or years into your crush’s timeline, but… you could potentially discover via a background check her old social media profiles, like MySpace, and the others even SHE has forgotten about.
It’s wise to get an idea of what this person was like in the past – before you consider a future together.
2. Past Relationships
1. Overall Lifestyle
It’s easy to fantasize that your crush is everything you could ever want, but of course, that’s not reality. Before you can consider a relationship with this person, find out if you two even share the same kind of lifestyle.
On dating apps, people tend to want to make an impression; whereas social media profiles might give a more unfiltered picture of how she likes to live because she is sharing this stuff with friends and family.
You can’t judge a book by its cover, but you can likely get a good impression of your crush from her social media profiles. Doing so now could save you a headache or heartache down the road.