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7 Signs You Are an Instagram Boyfriend

Behind every girl's perfect Instagram photo, there is an often reluctant photographer better known as an Instagram Boyfriend. He looks just like any other boyfriend, but he isn't. What makes this boyfriend special? Here are seven signs that will let you know that you are an Instagram Boyfriend.

Signs You Are an Instagram Boyfriend

Sign 1: You take photos and videos of your partner

Obviously, the main duty of an Instagram Boyfriend is to take photos of their love. In fact, the study found that 50 percent of Instagram users have taken pictures for their significant others at some point. But to truly qualify as an Instagram Boyfriend, you've got to do way more than snapping a few casual photos here and there. Dedication is key.

Sign 2: You've become a better photographer

It's pretty normal for a guy to take pictures of his girlfriend, especially if she's beautiful. In our society, posting pictures is pretty common. You don't even have to live an exciting life as long as you can portray that you do on social media. You may not even be aware that you are an Instagram Boyfriend, because taking pictures of your girl seems totally normal. But if you know how to frame her in the shot and fix her hair before you snap it, you're probably an Instagram Boyfriend.

Sign 3: You take multiple photos from different angles

This isn't amateur hour. A real Instagram Boyfriend knows that when you're asked to take a picture, it doesn't actually mean take one picture. You have to take as many snaps as necessary to get the perfect shot. In fact, a recent study revealed that 80 percent of millennial Instagram users take two or more photos to get one worth posting.

Sign 4: You post photos at certain times in order to get more likes

Will you go hungry in order to post photos at a certain time to get more likes? You're not alone. In fact, a third of Instagram Boyfriends had a meal go cold while they were focused on capturing a picture. Not only that, you are a pro at hashtags in order to get your photo as much exposure as possible.

Sign 5: You are never in the pictures

Do you notice that you aren't in any of your girlfriends photos? That's simple to answer. You took them all! 

Sign 6: Everyone is laughing at you

Do you ever find yourself crouched and uncomfortable, wondering why the people around are laughing at you? Instagram Boyfriends do crazy feats to get a good picture for their significant others. If you're on your hands and knees on a dirty sidewalk to get the perfect angle for her picture, you're definitely an Instagram Boyfriend.

Sign 7: You feel it's the only way to keep in touch with your SO

Instagram can be a great way to keep in touch with the people you care about, but it should never be the only way you do. A back in forth in the comments of a photo is fine, but you should be calling, texting or going out with someone as important as your girlfriend. 

Contributor, June 12, 2019

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