The weather is getting colder and cuffing season is creeping up like a bad lace front wig. If you didn’t snag a cuddle buddy during the summer months, get creative and intentional about landing one in these fall months.

Luckily if you’re boo-less, think of Twitter and Instagram as your wingmen and definitely a place to meet a potential beau.

Fortunately, the days when plastering your thirst in the general comments to grab the attention of an Insta-cutie or Twitter-bae are behind us, or at least for some of us.

READ: Is Online Dating Ruining Our Love Lives?

We all know the direct message feature on Twitter and Instagram allows for private messaging and picture sharing that can be used in some questionable ways.

It’s the infamous feature that has gotten some unsuspecting celebrities in trouble over the years.

While some might use the DM feature as a late night sex line to get their “hotline bling” on, the perks of direct messaging and the ability to build long-lasting relationships is there too.

According to a study, social media has become an increasingly popular way for couples to meet.  The study found some people are stepping outside of the box and extending their searches beyond traditional dating sites like OkCupid or Match to include Facebook and Twitter.

We are not the only ones who think finding love in the DM isn’t such a crazy idea, apparently other people do too.

Celebrities like Big Sean and Amber Rose have been pretty vocal about finding love in their DMs. 

Amber Rose proudly let the world know that she met her ex-husband, Wiz Khalifa, via Twitter. 

“He did an interview about me and the guy who interviewed him asked, ‘If there was one girl in the world who would you be with?’ He said ‘Amber Rose.’ And then I hit him [up] on Twitter, and I said, ‘That’s really cute’ and we fell in love!”

She isn’t the only celeb that is said to have entertained DM dating. Justin Bieber and Jayde Pierce, the young lady he vacationed with in Bora Bora, met via Instagram and the two met in L.A. after he slid into her DMs.  

Who could forget Naya Rivera and Big Sean also met on Twitter after Big Sean messaged her claiming he was a big fan.

So perhaps the idea of DM dating isn’t as far-fetched as we thought. If used like any other dating site, maybe you too can find Mr. Right via the DM.

Johnette Reed

Johnette Reed