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July 18, 2016

22 Men Confess The Top Secret Reasons Why They’ve Liked A Girl’s Instagram Photo

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1. “It means I like her enough to press a button on my computer screen, but I don’t like her enough to actually put in the effort to message her and make plans to see her face-to-face. Not that I’d turn down an invitation if she made the first move. Maybe I’m just lazy.” —Andrew, 22


2. “I guess I’m what you’d call a shy guy, so yeah, liking Instagram photos is a method of flirting for me. It’s lame, but it usually gets the point across.” — David, 19


3. “Whenever I see someone post a selfie, male or female, I like it. I have three sisters. I know how many photos they take before they find one worth uploading. After all that work, I think they deserve a measly like from me.” — Gregory, 27


4. “I usually like their Instagram photos, so that they’ll like my Instagram photos. I’m an attention whore.” — Stephen, 26


5. “It doesn’t matter if her cleavage is on full-display. If there’s a dog in the picture, you can bet your ass I didn’t even notice her body and am liking it for the dog.” — Eli, 20


6. “It doesn’t really mean anything. It’s just clicking a button, you know?” — Arnold, 29


7. “This is going to sound horrible, but I just got out of a pretty destructive relationship, and I used to like pictures to make my girlfriend jealous. It worked. We got into fights all the time. Instagram can be a real relationship killer.” — Paulie, 28


8. “I don’t have enough time to catch up with all my old female friends, so I just leave them a bunch of likes to let them know I still give a crap about them.” — Lucas, 20


9. “Are you talking about liking her selfie or liking any old photo she posts? Because if it’s a picture of a sunset, it doesn’t mean I want her pussy. I’m just horny for good photography.” — Michael, 23


10. “I don’t like pictures to try to get in a girl’s pants. I don’t think it would work even if I tried. So if I like your picture, I’m probably just a fan of your Avengers tee-shirt or Doctor Who mug.”  — Christopher, 24


11. “If she looks so gorgeous that I have to pause for a few seconds just to admire her beauty, then I give it a like. Otherwise, I keep scrolling, scrolling, scrolling.” — James, 22


12. “I like every single picture that pops up on my feed, regardless of who posted it. So if I liked your photo, it really just means that I saw your photo.” — Noah, 30


13. “Okay, I sound like an ass, but sometimes I like my ex’s pictures, just to mess with her. It’s like, ‘You think you’re over me? Too bad. Now you’ll spend the whole day thinking about me and why the hell I was looking through your Instagram feed.'” — Will, 26


14. “I mean, I don’t always masturbate over the Instagram pictures that I like, but it has happened once or twice. Sue me.” — Logan, 21


15. “Honestly, if I like a picture, it’s usually for the caption. I couldn’t care less about your new haircut, but I love the Eminem lyrics you’re quoting.” — Anthony, 25


16. “This should go without saying, but if I like an Instagram photo from 52 weeks ago, then it’s a complete accident. Yes, I was stalking you. No, I didn’t want you to know I was stalking you.” — Danny, 24


17. “It depends on the situation. If she’s a friend who’s wearing a skimpy swimsuit, I’m basically saying I like her body. If she’s my ex who’s posting a kissing picture with her new boyfriend, I’m doing it to act like I’m a mature man who is completely over the breakup and isn’t fighting the urge to call her a bitch.” — Samuel, 23


18. “If she likes my pictures all the time, then I’ll return the favor. It’s an eye-for-an-eye type thing, I guess.” — Nick, 21


19. “I like my friends’ photos, because they’re my friends. I’m not secretly in love with any of them or anything.” — Roberto, 27


20. “After I take a really good Instagram photo of myself, I usually like as many photos as I can, hoping that the girl will get curious and check out my page to see what a sexy motherfucker I am.” — Alexander, 24


21. “Girls deserve to know how hot they are. If something as simple as an Instagram like boosts their confidence, I might as well click that little heart button.” — Cody, 22


22. “This is going to sound sappy, but I’ve been in love with one of my best friends for a while and I always chicken out when I try to tell her she’s beautiful in person, so I let my Instagram likes do the talking for me.” — Corey, 26 TC mark

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