We've All Done These 17 Stalkerish Things Once or Twice ...

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All women stalk, right?

All men, too.

Let me be clear first: no, I am not in any way advocating stalking.

Stalking is bad and dangerous and sick and you should never, ever, ever seriously stalk another person.

If someone is stalking you, please, please, please do anything you have to do to keep yourself safe.

Now, having said that, I believe that we are all capable of stalkerish things.

I am going to prove that theory because I bet all of you have done at least one of the following things.

If you haven't, you're probably perfect, and I probably hate you a little, to be honest.

1. Creeped on Old High School Friends

Creeped on Old High School Friends

Not because you want to befriend them again and not even because you particularly wish them well.

You just want to check up on your old frenemies and make sure your life is way better.

2. Fallen down the Twitterhole

Fallen down the Twitterhole

Where you end up reading someone's timeline all the way back to 2012 just to figure out who they are and what they want out of life.

3. Googling Someone New

Googling Someone New

A potential boss, a Tinder date, a new colleague, your realtor – anyone you meet gets thoroughly researched.

4. … and then Accidentally Mentioning Something You're Not Supposed to Know

… and then Accidentally Mentioning Something You're Not Supposed to Know

Like, oops, you're right, I don't even know you have a dog, I don't know why I asked about Sir Bones-a-lot.

5. Making a Fake Profile

Making a Fake Profile

To stalk an ex – that's actually definitely stalkerish, there's no debating this.2

6. Fallen into a Black Hole of Google

Fallen into a Black Hole of Google

This happens when you're Googling so hard, you end up reading someone's long-defunct LiveJournal and learning all about the existential crises of their teenage years.

7. Blocked Your Number before Calling Someone

Blocked Your Number before Calling Someone

Especially if that β€œsomeone” happens to be an ex.

I do this to Heather when we're in a fight.

No shame.

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