Stalking, um, I mean, investigating people has become so much easier. But is it OK? Has it become a very necessary evil because we’re all that equal parts paranoid and crazy? We asked a few ladies their thoughts on stalking. Should we be taking advantage of the technology given to us? Or should we pretend it's still 1955?
Warning: You may never be able to watch Seasame Street or The Muppets ever again.
Dear Dr. Romance: Are you familiar with men who won't leave women alone? I'm just trying to understand why someone would STALK me for well over a decade and, during that time, systematically destroy my life because I refused to be in an abusive relationship with him.
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You sit silently while you hear those dreaded words “I just don’t think this relationship is going to work.” You know the time for pleas on giving it one more try is gone. There is no need to argue. You feel the certainty and finality of the words. And when you find the strength to stand up, you walk away knowing that you will never be with this person again. The beginning of the end is here. This journey you must walk alone. And it is a painful path.
Some say flirting is harmless: some of those same people would argue that engulfing a male body part in one's mouth isn’t sex (we won’t mention names, given the trend to repent), while others insist that the mere thought of indiscretion is cheating. Given our culture’s penchant for bending the English language (and morals) to suit our purposes, wouldn’t it be nice if we had a few less erroneous benchmarks for foul play? Here are a few to consider:
There was only one time that I felt compelled to do a little recon work on a man who had shown interest in me. We had met online. He replied to a profile I had posted to a then popular dating site. He was 25. I was 38. What did he want with me? That's the question I believe compels most women to go down the Google rabbit hole.
Details on potential dates, current boyfriends and their pesky ex-girlfriends are all readily available via the convenient Information Super-Highway, but Googling someone might not be as anonymous as you think.
A survey that came out yesterday from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention presents some haunting statistics about rape, stalking and domestic violence. Over the course of a year, more than 12 million men and women are victims of these crimes, usually committed by an intimate partner, and more than 1 million women report being raped each year.
The holiday season can be a tricky time to be single, even if you've been that way for a while, even if you're totally comfortable with it the other 11 months of the year. Some weird single holiday haze descends and makes the most well-adjusted among us feel like lousy lumps of unwanted coal.
Every woman is working with the same pool of men. Say there are four billion men on Planet Earth. This is the pool of men that you have to work with. In this pool, there are going to be gentlemen, pimps, players, hustlers, and psychos. But, it’s the same pool of men. It’s not like the crazy men are coming from outside this pool. The question is, why do some women always attract the crazy men? The answer is you. You can either repel or invite these men into your life. The only reason you attract crazy men is because you talk to them.
It should be noted that women wouldn't be so "crazy" if it weren't for some idiot guy making us crazy with his devilish ways. And finally, a man comes to our aid and points out that sometimes our mild lunacy is somewhat warranted.
Apple is unveiling the new iPhone4S, and the Internet is freaking out. Personally I could care less, given my masochistic love of the BlackBerry (three in two years, baby) and the fact that I'm allergic to touchscreens. But the Find My Friends app seems intriguing, at least from a dating perspective.
I don't want to hear any more talk about romance being "dead," "on life support" (ugh), or "only sleeping." Romance is alive and well, but it IS evolving. Modern romance is less about creating a fantasy and more about really getting the object of your affection. Romantic gestures that hold up today are born of sincere attention to the object of your affection's desires. Whether these gestures are spontaneous or planned for months, they are thoughtful.
Here are the links, suckers. I know you have nothing better to do than read these awesome stories: A woman logs into Facebook and discovers her husband is married to someone else. SUCK. (Lemondrop) Nineties R&B star Tyler Collins is Facebook stalked by a fan and this leads to either 1) a restraining order 2) marriage. (The Frisky) One woman Facebook stalks her ex and finds peace. (YourTango) Finally, dudes hate Facebook. Seriously. (YouTube) What do you hate about Facebook? Let me know!