The Biggest Failures Of Social Media Flirting

02/08/2012 09:49 am ET

I miss the days of a/s/l. Life was simpler back when we could pour our hearts out in our AOL Instant Messenger profiles, cyber sex with strangers in chat rooms, and attract lovers in the corners of the message boards.

But times have changed. If you want to flirt online, you've got to harness the power of social media. Facebook, Twitter and their cohorts allow instant communication with anyone we're crushing on. It's a blessing if you're a photogenic writer. But it's also a breeding ground for bad decisions and awkward rejections.

Here are the nine biggest mistakes people make when they're flirting on social media.

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