Hey Bagels! We’ve just launched our own iPhone app! We think it might just be the best dating app ever. We’re very excited about it so we decided to do a series of articles revolving around mobile apps and cell phones in the dating world. We thought it would be nice to look at the notorious and loveable snapchat.
Snapchat, for those unfamiliar with the application, is a picture messaging app. Instead of typing out what you have to say, you just take a picture and write a short caption. After the person views the message, it magically deletes itself off of their phone. This makes it perfect for just about any situation. Here’s eight specific examples
1. When you think you’re in love.
So you think you love someone. Being the bold and fearless person that you are, you decide to text him about your feelings. If you write them a small novel, he’ll have to fall in love! It seems like a solid plan right? Wrong. How are you going to be sexy in the written word? Who do you think you are? Hemingway? Send a snapchat instead! Give him your seductive eyes!
2. When you’re drunk.
It’s late and you’re drunk. On a scale from 1 to drunk? You’re very drunk. You think to yourself: “Steve sure is a cool kid. I should text him so we can party together.” Don’t do it. You’re not fit to stand, let alone text. Just send a snap! The poor light, blurry lines, and general mess should give him a pretty good idea of whats going on.
3. When you’re drunk and in love.
It’s late, you’re drunk, and you’re in love. It’s the Bermuda Triangle of poor decisions. Everything in your gut is telling you to text your feelings to the girl of your dreams. So what if she already has a boyfriend? Your brain tells you that there’s no way that you’ll regret this in the morning. It’s wrong. So wrong. Don’t text her, snapchat her! Why? Because now when you wake up without any memory of it, there will be no proof! It’s one of those pics or it didn’t happen situations.
4. When you want to talk about your outfit.
Damn! You’re looking fly in your fancy pants. Look at you and your snazzy suit. You’ve just pulled together all the keystones of your wardrobe into one fantastical outfit. Your number one bestie would be so impressed, so text her right? No. How are you going to convey pure beauty with a string of text? Emojis don’t count. No, you should snap her! Send a pic of your goodlooking self. Now’s a great time to work on your best mirror selfie.
5. When you are near an adorable dog.
Dogs are the greatest animal to have ever existed on earth. Fact. So what should you do if you find yourself next to a particularly beautiful puppy? If you’re a good person, you should probably share its beauty with others. By text? No. The kibble loving wonder will get lost in anything under a thousand words. So send a snap and send it to everyone in your contacts!
6. When you have impeccable drawing abilities.
Deep down, you know that despite your well-paying job and financial security, you missed your calling when you choose a business degree over a fine arts. Right? You just have that intuition for making things look pretty. The edges of your meeting notes are covered in scribbles, each worthy of the title “Art.” You’ve just drawn your best one yet! How do you tell your friends about it? With a text? No. With a snap! Snap them a picture of your artwork, or just doodle with the app’s own coloring tool. If anything lasts for more than 10 seconds, it’s not really art.
7. When ‘OMG look at this guy.’
You’re on the train alone and in comes a guy from the seventies. He’s got a fantastic tie-dye afro and shoes that elevate him to the roof. “OMG look at this guy!” you think to yourself. James would appreciate a good look at this guy. Should you text him and just describe the well-dressed train-goer? No. You should snap him! Make sure that your flash is off and then sneak a pic of the other rider.
8. When you need to express yourself on a deeper level.
Sometimes your emotions can become too much for you to handle. Maybe a coworker made fun of your Sean Connery impersonation. Maybe Starbucks gave you soy when you wanted a skinny. Sometimes life is hard and you need a way to vent. Use your friends! But don’t text about your problems! Snap them! You’re already making an angry face, so use it!
Agree? Disagree? Have a great situation for Snapchatting? Let us know! If you are ever stuck between sending a text and snapchat, ask yourself something: Would the other person want to see a picture of me right now? The answer: Of course they would. You’re fabulous. Send that snap.
About Coffee Meets Bagel (CMB): CMB is a dating app designed with women in mind. Founded by 3 sisters in 2012 in NYC, CMB aims to deliver a fun, safe, and quality dating experience that results in meaningful relationships.