The new way to date and flirt in digital times
BlackBerry Messenger makes it easier to continue the conversation
More and more people are using BlackBerry® Messenger to flirt, mingle and build relationships.
So much so, that the famous line “What's your sign?” is rapidly being replaced with “What's your PIN?” and “If you show me your barcode, I'll show you mine”.
Tips and tactics to help you through the new dating and flirting phenomenon:
Get the conversation started
When you see someone who catches your eye, getting their PIN or barcode lets you know right away whether they're interested – or not
Strut your stuff
Make things even more attractive by using an image or avatar from the gallery as your profile picture or adding a flirty personal message as your status
Romance is in the air
BBM™ is a lot more intimate than texting – you know they want to hear from you because you've exchanged PINs
Send them your very best
Share your interests by sending that special someone voice notes, pics, videos, music and more
Sweet talk all you want
With up to 2000 characters per message, you'll never have to cut the conversation short
Keep the fires burning
Share your love by commenting on a picture or sharing funny or interesting links you've received
Get a little graphic
If you're running out of time or things to say, it takes only seconds to send a wink, smile, hug or other emoticon
Read between the lines
Knowing when a message has been delivered and read means "I didn't get your message" won't work anymore
Maintain a little mystery
If you're playing hard to get, don't open a message as soon as you get it or you'll blow your cover about “already having a date that night”While flirting and dating with BBM 5.0 will never replace the thrill of a kiss, a hug or holding someone's hand, it does make it easier to start a conversation with someone special – and keep that conversation going. Thanks to BBM's chatroom-style messaging, it's almost like they're right next to you. Who knows? A single sharing of a BBM PIN or barcode code could lead to Mr. Right or Miss Perfect. And that first date could turn into the first of many more. » Have BBM 5.0? Use it. Need to upgrade to BBM 5.0? Get it.