In this day and age, it’s somewhat impossible to find a person who’s not on some sort of social media platform, and thank God for that.
As much as we get aggravated with these sites, we really don’t know where we’d be without it — especially when it comes to people we don’t know, want to get to know and people we already know.
Sure, this may sound strange, creepy and a little too invasive, but if you post it on the Internet, it really is just fair game.
And honestly, you (and everyone else) have creeped on Facebook or Instagram while your friend yells in your ear, “Don’t accidentally like anything!!!”
So how do you make yourself feel better about your social media habits? Well…
If you are investigating the profiles of people you actually know, can it even be considered weird? Isn’t that the purpose of the search bar? If they didn’t want to be “researched” well then they shouldn’t have a profile… just saying.
Internet creeping can at least be considered safe! It’s not as if you are actually invading their personal space… right?
Stalkers never cease to stop checking up on their targets; social media research only occurs in times of necessity.
As long as you don’t accidentally like anything you shouldn’t have, then creep away. Just be careful while backstalking!
If you have to go to the deep, dark depths of LinkedIn, you may have gone too far.
There’s a solid chance that you don’t have the subscription that doesn’t alert people when you view their profiles. So if this is the route you’re taking, well then you deserve that creepy label.
It’s not creepy if they are aware you are following their social media moves…
Stalking is especially creepy when no one is aware it’s going on. At least when you’re doing research, you can ask your friends for help.
Is there anything worse than accidentally liking a picture you shouldn’t have?
If you checked someone’s friends on Snapchat then proceeded to stalk them too… well, I think everyone knows you need a little bit of help.
How else are you going to prepare for a date if you don’t do a little background digging first? Or if you are looking into a roommate from Craigslist?
You need to prepare yourself with as much knowledge as possible before embarking on an unfamiliar situation… at least that’s what you will continue to tell yourself.
What are you going do at work when you have time to kill? Browse through social media, of course.
Before you know it, you’re on your ex-boyfriend’s sister’s boyfriend’s sister’s page and you don’t even know how you ended up there.
If they can’t see you creeping and never actually find out… did it ever really happen?
If you don’t already know your partner’s ex, then it’s completely natural to be curious about his last relationship.
However, if you are stalking through every relationship this person has ever had, you need a reality check because that is far from normal.
There’s no crime in just looking at pictures, but when you start being the one who takes them, well that is just crossing the line.
When you start digging for dirt, you know you are never actually going to find anything good. Why we still do this is beyond me, but apparently we never learn our lesson until it’s too late.