01/29/2014 06:00 pm ET Updated Jan 29, 2014

MTV Figures Out The Rules Of Snapchatting A Crush

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Want to text your crush? WAIT! You should Snapchat them first.

MTV hosted a panel of Millennials to try to understand Snapchat and discovered that the hip, new app is best used as a way to start texting with someone you want to make out with.

We distilled MTV's advice into a few crucial points:

  • The No. 1 rule of "Snapchat-iquette," according to MTV is "Snapchat your crush first, text later. A group Snapchat is often an ice-breaker to one-on-one Snapchats, which are icebreakers to texting (where more 'real' conversation happens)."
  • Snapchat selfies are great, but they need to be switched up depending on who you're sending to. Your best friend deserves a goofy one, while your crush needs a little extra thought, according to MTV's panel. One 17-year-old named Kayla told MTV she would spend eight minutes getting ready send a Snap to her now-boyfriend.
  • No more than five Snaps a day, the MTV Millennials say.
  • And don't open that Snap right away. "Definitely important if it’s your crush," MTV says. We know you don't want to seem too eager, right?

Of course there are other rules, like not Snapping a ton of food pics, being careful about what you screenshot and finding the appropriate length of time for your Snap. But that's more of a 200 level class.