What You Can Learn About Him From His Social Media

Facebook stalking can be useful sometimes.

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By: Tylia Flores

Modern technology has taken over the way we connect and communicate with others. Nowadays, we tend to go on social media sites for pretty much everything, especially learning about new people in our lives.

We’ve all tried to “Facebook stalk” people we want to know better or scroll through their Instagram feeds (and hope not to double tap). Connecting on social media is an extremely common practice, especially after meeting someone or going on a date.  


So, when you meet a cute guy you’re kind of into, what can you actually deduce from his social media page?

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Believe it or not, you can gather tons of information about a person just by scrolling through their social feeds. Here are the top five things you can learn about a guy from his social media.


1. His personality and interests

You can peer into someone’s mind just by looking through their social media; it’s a massive treasure trove of all their feelings and interests. Just scroll through his Facebook timeline or who he follows on Twitter, and you’ll get some great insight into the kind of person he really is.

2. His family and home life 

When you really hit it off with a guy, you want to know what you are getting into. Take a peek at his family members’ social media profiles as well to get a feel for his family’s dynamics. It’ll also show you if there could be any family drama in store. Looking up his family will save you lots of stress over that day you finally meet his parents.  

3. His career goals and work history

We tend to post every major life event on our social media, including landing new jobs. When you take a quick peek at his previous and current jobs, you can easily get a feel for his aspirations. You can also see if his job history seems stable or if he job-hops frequently, which can help you decide if you see a future with him. 

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4. His past relationships

Let’s be honest, almost all of us stay connected with our exes on social media and often have lots of pictures with old flames. If you want to take a good look at his former conquests or get the 4-1-1 on his previous girlfriends, just spend a few minutes flipping through old photos on his Facebook or Instagram.

You may trigger the comparison game afterwards, but at least you’ll know what he looks for in a partner. 

5. His most embarrassing moments 

We’ve all had that one friend or family member who posts your most embarrassing baby pictures, documents that night of youthful stupidity, or shares something you really don’t want the world to know.

While you want to be sure that this new man doesn’t have any skeletons in his closet, it’s also nice to see their silly side from time to time. It’s good to know that people aren’t always uptight; sometimes, it’s fun to take life a little less seriously.


If you can see that lighter side of his life, you’ll know that he would be an amazing person to share some laughs with.

Our modern, technology-driven world is incredibly beneficial, especially when you want to get the inside scoop on your newest crush. Ultimately, social media reflects who we are and how we live on a day-to-day basis, so it can tell you everything you need to know about your future flame.

Because so many people meet through dating apps or social media these days, it’s important to do your research before you meet that hottie in real life. With this list to guide you, you’re now ready to take charge of your love life and spy away on your potential love interest. Happy hunting!


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Tylia Flores is a writer who focuses on love, relationships, and dating. For more of her relationship content, check out her author profile on Unwritten