I think we all have a bit of stalker in us and myspace proves it. How many of us have checked and rechecked another person’s myspace page? The other person might be someone of interest, our significant other, or a jealous counterpart. I have often felt obsessed with a person just because I checked their page a few times that day. Then I start doubting my sanity and think something is wrong with me! But it always passes, I quit checking their page so ridiculously much. I calm down and remember the life I sort of have! But in defense of all the ‘myspace stalkers’ you must admit the website is like public e-mail. It was kind of made for others to peer into your life.
But what is this phenomenon of stalking? Why do we snoop? I’ve heard of people going through their boyfriend/girlfriend’s cell phone to look at texts and call records. Others look at journals, credit card bills, etc. According to a Match.com poll one in 10 of us peep on our significant others regularly. Why do we not trust? Are we all insecure and scared of getting hurt so much that we lower ourselves to deceit? The best advice I can give, which is simple, is talk. Communicate with your significant other. Be open. Ask them who their best friends are and who they stay in contact with. My boyfriend and I even ask each other about people we don’t know who have commented on each other’s myspace pages. The worst scenarios are usually the ones we imagine. Don’t assume. Hopefully the longer you’re together the more trust you’ll build. Which in turn helps you relax and not freak out.