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With over 100 million users, Instagram has given us another way to share our fashion, style, food and hilarious memes (insert Miguel and Drake). But there’s one thing we’ve been avoiding: the blatant and sometimes embarrassing instaflirting.

Do you have someone that constantly likes all your photos (even the ones of your dog?) or asks your location under every photo? Yes? Then you, my friend, have been a victim. Here’s some ways to spot instaflirting and how you can avoid it.

We’ll make this quick. After all, your stalker instacrush is waiting patiently for you to finally follow him back. -- Desire Thompson

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It’s always sweet when you have a ton of Likes, but before you jump for joy, you notice that your instacrush likes almost every photo you’ve ever taken. Now that you’re creeped out, don’t think too much about it. Be flattered and keep it moving. Just make note that if you have an Instagram boo down the line, they will feel just as creeped out if you double tap all their pics. Lesson: It’s fine to Like a couple of photos, but don’t spend your whole lunch break over analyzing their page.

The Follow/Unfollow Game

This has to be the worst way to flirt online. Ever. A guy likes your photos but doesn’t follow you then finally decides to hit the follow button days later. A couple of weeks after that, when you don’t return the favor, they unfollow. (How old are we? Five?) And you guessed it, he hits follow once again in no time. Sure, it gets your attention, but in the worst way. Don’t try this move because it doesn’t help your chances of getting the guy. Ever.

Sweet But Dirty Messages Under Photos

The very private and overly descriptive comments can be a little too much. Aside from the notion that Instagram is a public platform, you also send the wrong message if you’re genuinely into them. Remember, kids. Think before you post.

Too Many Emojis

Posting life and relationship quotes will garner Likes, but when you’re just throwing shots at a particular crush, maybe it’s best you just give them a call. That is, if you have their number.

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You "Like" your crush’s photos, and a few minutes later, you become the subject of a Instagram shoutout. This is not only embarrassing for the person posting the shoutouts (why, just why?) but it brings all the attention on you.

We’re sure you didn’t want the world to know all of your business.

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