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How to Flirt on Snapchat: 21 Flirting Rules to Keep Things Naughty & Fun

If you want to get your flirt on but daren’t do it in person, learn how to flirt on Snapchat instead! Snapchat flirting is quick, easy and effective. 

how to flirt on snapchat

If you thought Snapchat was purely a place to morph yourself into a dog, complete with a panting tongue, or somewhere to magically conjure up stars sparkling around your head, you’re wrong. Snapchat is actually far more useful than you might think, and learning how to flirt on Snapchat could yield some great results!

Let’s face it, Facebook isn’t what it used to be. Instagram is packed with too many influencers or your friend’s lunch. If you want a platform for flirting with a difference, somewhere you can be unique and show off your quirky side, Snapchat is the ideal place to go. [Read: How to master your Snapchat flirting game]

What is Snapchat flirting?

Essentially, Snapchat flirting is flirting using Snapchat. Instead of banking on your humor and cleverness, Snapchat provides you with some extra goodies to make flirting a bit easier.

With the extra filter here and voice change there, you have a lot of flirting styles to choose from. Do you want to take the sexy route or go for something more sarcastic and playful? The options are endless!

Whatever you choose as your flirting method of choice, learning how to flirt on Snapchat is a great way to let technology guide you through the dating world. [Read: How to start a conversation on Snapchat and subtly flirt your way in]

Isn’t Snapchat just for 13-year-olds?

No! Snapchat is fun for all ages. Okay, taking a snap with a pair of dog ears or a fluffy rabbit nose might seem childlike. But come on, it’s fun!

Some of the filters available on Snapchat are also extremely powerful when it comes to ironing out imperfections. You can now look like a pinched and contoured model with just a few tweaks here and there!

The point is, Snapchat might not be as popular as some of the other social media giants out there, but it gives you the opportunity to show your personality in a way that many other platforms don’t.

The problem? Not everyone is on Snapchat… But, if your crush is, it’s a great option to try! [Read: How to get someone to like you immediately]

How to flirt on Snapchat

Snapchat is the same as any other type of platform, and flirting is the same as in real life. There are dos and don’ts you need to abide by if you don’t want to accidentally jump on the wrong side of social etiquette and freak the life out of your crush.

First things first, ascertain that your crush does indeed have a Snapchat account and make contact with them.

Once you’re linked up, you’re good to go. It’s never a good idea to randomly try and connect with someone you don’t know – it looks weird.

Once you’ve connected, it’s time to start Snapchat flirting! [Read: Dangers of social media – Why it makes you feel really insecure]

1. Take a great selfie, but avoid over-the-top filters

Okay, those filters are fun and they show off your personality. At this point, unless you want to come across as childish and, in some cases, a little deranged, it’s best to find a filter that simply gives you good lighting.

Stick to a natural pose that shows you for the gorgeous being you are. Save the fun filters for later, when you’ve actually built some kind of rapport. [Read: How to look cute in every selfie you take]

2. Avoid sending the same photos to your stories later on

If you’ve sent someone a selfie and you’re hoping for a response, they’re not going to feel special if you suddenly start posting the same photo to your stories a few hours later. Keep it between the two of you!

3. Be as direct as possible

Send that photo to them directly, and, as mentioned above, keep it private. It’s no good posting endless photos and hoping they’ll notice – they’re not a mindreader!

Sometimes you need to get straight to the point and quit the time wasting and messing around. [Read: Sweet and sexy snapchat selfie ideas to heat up your relationship]

4. Naked pics, boob pics, and dick pics – All major no, no’s

Nobody wants a dick pic or a boob shot over breakfast. So unless specifically requested and you’re okay with doing it, keep the photos of your face only or passing scenery you want to share!

Doing this is also a quick way to put someone right off you, especially if you’ve only been speaking for a short while and haven’t really gotten to that point in your flirtation.

5. Slide straight into their DMs

Photos will get you so far, but then you need to put words into action! It’s no good having a future relationship based purely on sending photos back and forth, so a few photos before a DM slide is a good idea.

Don’t do it too soon, however. Gauge the reaction first of all. [Read: How to slide into a girl’s DMs, rouse her interest and get a reply]

6. Head to video or voice calls as things progress

Some people are terrified at the idea of actually calling someone, but how can you expect things to progress in the future if you can’t speak face to face? Be brave!

When your DMs start to flow quickly and easily, progress onto a voice call or even a video call. The more you do it, the more comfortable you’ll be. You know what the next step is? A meet-up!

7. Let that personality shine on through!

Once you start chatting and you’re bantering back and forth, it’s perfectly fine to throw in those funny filters and send randomly funny photos to your crush.

When it comes to knowing how to flirt on Snapchat, make sure you don’t cross the line of what is funny or socially acceptable. But if you see something while you’re out and about and you think they’ll find it funny, snap it and send it! [Read: How to be more playful and flirty & open up when you meet someone]

8. Don’t overdo it

Once you start a connection, you might be tempted to bombard them with messages and snaps. Hold back just a little. Remember, when learning how to flirt on Snapchat, less is more!

If you send the right number of messages per day, it’s likely that they’ll look forward to them. As a result, you’ll get surprise messages back. [Read: Fun and flirty questions to ask someone to get to know them better]

9. Be witty, but not arrogant

When you message, make sure that you show your personality in a natural way and don’t try to be overconfident. It’s fine to be witty and funny but make sure that it comes over in the right way.

Sarcasm often doesn’t translate well on messages and that’s exactly what Snapchat is! Just be yourself.

10. Tease a little, but not too much

If they post a picture, you can send a DM and tease a little. You could tell them they look hot *and a winking face*, or you could tell them that you love the cat whisker filter they’ve used.

It shows that you’re paying attention to the things they’re posting, and it’s a fun way to joke around. [Read: How to be a tease – Very flirty moves to capture their attention]

11. Ask questions to encourage a conversation

Flirting isn’t just about emojis and cute comments, you need to have an actual conversation. Without that, how are you supposed to get to know each other and figure out if you want to meet in person?

At some point in the middle of all the emoji sending, be sure to ask some leading questions. That can help you to get a conversation started. Before you know it, you’ll be taking your flirting off Snapchat.

12. Use fun captions to grab attention

When you’re sending a Snap to your crush, make sure that you think the caption through. That’s exactly what’s going to make them smile. It needs to be witty and it needs to sum up the photo perfectly.

Think about it before you press ‘send!’ [Read: 18 tempting ways to get a guy’s attention wherever you are and wow him]

13. Don’t get heavy, keep it light

Snapchat is meant to be fun, so keep it that way. Making it too serious with love confessions or deep conversations will be a turnoff and can be taken the wrong way. 

Snapchat is also great for short-lived conversations because messages and images disappear, so don’t send anything too important. Keep it light and fun. [Read: Follow these tips to charm absolutely everyone you meet]

14. Keep your messages short

But not too short. You can send a photo that will stay open for five seconds. 10 seconds is just too long and one or two is far too short. Whoever you’re flirting with won’t be able to banter with you if what you sent disappears too quickly. 

Find the right balance of timing for your photos. [Read: How to get someone to like you immediately]

15. Try video snaps

Videos are much more interactive than photos or disappearing messages. Take your Snapchat flirting to the next level with a quick little video. Lip sync your favorite song or show your pet doing something funny. 

Just remember they may not have their volume on, and that might completely take away the whole point of the video!

16. Make use of Bitmoji

Bitmoji is a fun way to add a bit of uniqueness to a Snapchat flirting session. You can create a cartoon of yourself. You can make it look exactly like you; everything from the eye to the hair and even the clothes. 

Then you can send these to your crush via messages or add them to a photo. Bitmoji provides you with some amazing animations, and if your crush also has it, you can send little illustrations of you both all cartooned out and cute. [Read: 17 flirty and naughty emojis guys use if they like you]

17. Make sure you’re active on stories

It is unlikely you’ll be Snapchat flirting all day long. So if you want your crush can keep you in their mind, update your story. You don’t have to update every hour, but about five posts a day is good. 

You can even add something to your story that you know your crush is into, such as watching their favorite TV show. This could get them to start the next Snapchat flirting session.

18. Let your creativity flow!

Don’t send the same photo over and over with you making the same face and using the same filter. There are new filters all the time, so try them out.

Snapchat is only temporary, so there is no need to be embarrassed. That is the whole point of Snapchat, you want to have fun with it. [Read: Creative Tinder lines to help you snag a date on the first try]

19. Avoid using filters all the time

We love filters as much as everyone; having giant eyes and a little mouth, no nose or deer ears is wonderful. Who knew this is where the Internet would take us?

But, keep it real too. Flirting is about mystery and humor, but you also want to make sure you are comfortable enough to send a filterless photo. If not, taking the flirting offline will be quite difficult. [Read: Sexy and sweet Snapchat ideas to keep it real]

20. Don’t respond to every story

Watching their story is a great way for them to see that you are interested. And even being the first one to watch it can be endearing. But, with that being said, do not respond to each and every one of their snaps from their story. 

21. Bulk messages aren’t a great idea

Flirting does not mean commitment, so you may very well be Snapchat flirting with more than one person at a time. No judgment, you do you. 

But even though sending a snap to multiple people doesn’t let them see the recipient, sending a message to multiple people does. So be careful. Try to keep each conversation completely separate. [Read: The best ways to find what you’re looking for on social media]

Is flirting easier these days thanks to social media?

Without a doubt, social media has made flirting a million times easier than doing it in person. It’s far easier to simply go for it when you can hide behind a mobile device or a laptop. But, let’s be honest, it has taken some of the shine away from flirting.

While approaching someone and talking to them might be terrifying, when it works out, it’s such a rush! When you’re sending messages, it’s also very easy to misunderstand or read something in the wrong way. It could mean that a flirtation is over before it even begins. In that case, it’s easy to make a mistake.

Provided you gauge it right, you don’t bombard your crush with messages and photos, and you allow your personality to shine through, social media flirting can be the ideal way to get over that initial awkwardness and the terrifying prospect of actually approaching someone in person. [Read: Texting before the first date – The first steps you need to remember]

Snapchat has moved on from its humble beginnings. Now it offers many other features which help it to rival some other social media platforms. Sure, it’s never going to be Facebook or Instagram in terms of users, but it’s an app that’s ideal for fun communication.

If you can find that perfect filter, it’s also a great way to give your selfies a little something extra!

[Read: 15 things to do on a first date to make your date fall for you]

Learning how to flirt on Snapchat isn’t actually that difficult. It’s really a case of holding back and not going too far, too soon.

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