' and we started chatting." They've been together for the past 10.5 months.

This low-lift, friendly message worked for Ilana's partner, but you could just figure out something that you both have in common and lead with that, says Michelle Hope, a sexologist in New York City.

The phenomenon has its roots in a new feature announced in April of 2015, when Tinder first allowed users to link their Instagram accounts to the app.

On its face, the move seemed pretty inoffensive — now you could wow potential matches with your expertly curated grid, !

He kept explaining that he was a romantic and not creepy.” The unwanted messages kept on coming for over two years, until Meuser finally bit the bullet and blocked the guy this July.

“The first time it happened, I was honestly shocked,” Rancourt confessed to me.

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You've probably heard that "it goes down in the DM," but what is "it" and what exactly "goes down"? Look, you're probably going to use social media to research your online dating matches anyways, so if you like what you see, going straight for the DM just skips a step.

If you didn’t match with someone, it was practically impossible to find them off the app.

But with the advent of Instagram support, the jaded and matchless finally had another option.

Nearly every day, Indigo Rancourt wakes up to a new Instagram message request.

And though they come from a wide range of people she’s never met, who live all over the globe, the message sent is almost always the same: “Hey.

— but in practice, the change ushered in a new era for the app.