In the world of love and relationships, social networking has become a double edged sword. Social networking sites have revolutionized interpersonal relationships for the digital age, specifically romantical relationships. Whether a relationship was built and formed or simply maintained on sites such as Facebook, MySpace, and Twitter, these sites have changed dating forever. For many young people who grew up on the internet, dating has always entailed knowing your partner’s every move, resulting in a generation that accepts quasi-stalking.
For the 47% of adults over the age of 27 that are members of a least one social networking site, we must do better than those in a younger age bracket. That means that as tempting and as easy as it is to “track” the object of your affection, don’t do it. What’s both scary and comical is that many of us wont admit to our stalking tendencies. The truth is, your obsession with following your boo’s every move on Facebook is just as unhealthy as hiding in the bushes at night. Because so many are in denial of their stalking tendencies, here are 10 ways to determine if you’re social networking stalker:
1. You check his or her profile page more than four times a day.
You don’t need to review status updates, profile pic changes and added friends every 20 minutes. If communication between the two people involved is at the level it should be, then you should already know what your partner is doing without caring about every single little detail that he or she chooses to post.
2. If you’ve Googled “How to retrieve a person’s password.”
You’ve already gotten them to log onto their profile on your computer, hoping ‘Autoform’ would save the password. Now you’re upset it didn’t work, and you’re searching for how to crack the code. Passwords are created to protect privacy. If you’re bold enough to go on a mission to get your partner’s password, how about being bold enough to ask directly?
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