It’s November, so y’all already know what that means — Cuffing Season has officially arrived. DM slides are at an all-time high and “hey big head” texts are rolling in by the minute. All the super saucy single folk who were wild’n out all summer have come back down to Earth and realized that they’re actually regular human beings who need love and affection just like the rest of us.
Now that it’s getting cold out, human interactions will be very limited for the next few months, so somebody’s gotta help you kill the time until the week before Valentine’s Day. But who? Maybe that one girl you curved for the other chick you met at the day party (who wound up curving you)? Or perhaps the really nice guy you went on a couple dates with and eventually blew off ’cause “there just wasn’t any chemistry…”? Whoever it is, you best get to sliding, fam.
Ever since Down in the DM, Yo Gotti’s infamous social media anthem, “sliding in the DMs” (sending a direct message to a potential love interest via social media platform) has become a generational phenomenon that is simultaneously hyped and frowned upon. No one really wants to be the Slider who gets screenshot by the Slidee and exposed in a group chat full of petties. Your dignity is on the line here. But you’re on a mission, so at some point you gotta put your ego to the side and just go for it. [Read more…]