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​Student Slides Into Michael B. Jordan's DMs And Actually Bags A Meet-Up

Jess Hardiman

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​Student Slides Into Michael B. Jordan's DMs And Actually Bags A Meet-Up

Managing to successfully slide into someone's DMs without crashing and burning is genuinely one of the modern world's biggest challenges. You could spend ages crafting the perfect opener, but if they're not having any of it, you're left with one seriously bruised ego.

But maybe where we've been going wrong is over-thinking it - as proven by the simpler approach that managed to win over not just anyone, but Michael B. Jordan.

Meet Sylvia, the lucky lady who messaged the Black Panther actor on Instagram and actually got a response.

Her tactic? She simply asked him out for a smoothie - which is so straightforward it's almost painful. I mean, damn, why have we never thought of that?

The encounter even coined a new term: to 'pull a Sylvia', inspiring others to DM that person they've been holding off contacting with the knowledge that anything can happen. Like, anything.

After Sylvia tweeted the photos of her and Jordan, the internet has been full of praise for her brash (and successful) moves.

Many also reckon they'd make a pretty good couple, while others have even gone as far to say that it's actually Jordan who's the lucky one in all of this.

One even said that she'd tried doing exactly what Sylvia had done a few years ago, but never heard back.

So just what was it that she did that won Jordan round? By the sounds of it, playing it very, very cool.

The junior at Temple University had heard that Jordan was on her campus, and joked to her friends that she was going to message him for a photo together. However, she opted instead to offer him a smoothie, because that's a nice thing to do and people like nice things.

"It was hot, and I didn't think it'd be appropriate to ask to buy him a drink, so I opted for a smoothie," Sylvia told BuzzFeed.

"He was so sweet and nice."

Jordan then replied saying that she didn't need to buy him a smoothie, and that she could come and find him for a snap.

"He was more than happy to take pictures with me and my friends that came with me!" Sylvia said.

She also explained that there were some initial issues with security, but eventually they found each other.

Adding that she keeps being asked about Jordan's scent, she said: "He smelled like Mahogany Teakwood from Bath & Body Works but better."

Well, there we go... there's hope for us all to #pullasylvia. Get sliding.

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: Viral, Instagram, black panther

Jess Hardiman
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