Behind every girl’s Perfect Instagram photo is an often reluctant photographer who is called an Instagram boyfriend. Becoming an “Instagram boyfriend” has become a wholly fledged Thing with a capital T.
You know what I’m talking about. You have seen the guy begrudgingly or faithfully snapping away as his girlfriend poses at brunch. New research released by Adobe that inspected 1,000 American millennials who are active on Instagram, explored the signs you have an Instagram Boyfriend. But let me clear something up. Being an Instagram Boyfriend is a good thing. No, seriously. The research found that Instagram Boyfriends have come to embrace responsibility. In fact, they found that 80% of millennial Instagrammers say getting the perfect picture of someone makes them feel happier.
Besides, another 88% say that taking photos of their significant other or friends while they travel makes the adventure more fun and memorable for them. So, you shouldn’t feel bad about making your friend take those pictures of you staring out into the distance during your beach vacation. They are probably genuinely enjoying the process.
But how do you find out if you have a real Instagram Boyfriend, or if you just have a partner who takes photos of you from time to time when there is no one else? I mean, let’s face it. Being a true Instagram Boyfriend is just another level of dedication to getting that perfect shot. If your partner does all these things, send them this blog ASAP, because they are officially an Instagram Boyfriend and should be notified instantly.
Signs of having an Instagram Boyfriend:
1- They take pictures and videos of you (duh).
Apparently, the primary duty of an Instagram Boyfriend is to take photos of their bae. In fact, the research found that 46 percent of Instagram users have taken pictures for their friend at some point. But to actually qualify as an Instagram Boyfriend, you’ve got to do way more than catching a few casual photos here and there. Dedication is the main key.
2- They are hungry to help you get the perfect Food picture
The research found that a third of the Instagram boyfriends have gone hungry or maybe had a meal go cold while capturing a picture of the food.
3- They have become a better photographer
Under your guidance, their photography skills are apparently going to bloom. The study found that almost all of Instagram users admitted their photography skills have improved since they began taking photos and videos for other people to post on their profiles.
4- They take multiple photos when you ask them to capture a shot!
A real Instagram Boyfriend understands that when you ask them to “take a picture” of you, you don’t actually mean just one picture. You want as many shots as it takes to get the perfect picture.
5- They have made a fool of themselves in public to get the shot
With all that climbing over things and lying on the floor, it’s only natural that Instagram Boyfriends are going to sacrifice their own dignity to help you look cool.
If your partner has all five signs, congrats! You officially have an Instagram Boyfriend. And that’s something worth documenting with a picture, don’t you think?