Listen Up Boys

19 Mar

I’ve got something to share with the men out there. It’s not pretty, but it’s the truth.

Here goes:
Most women are stalkaholics.

Yep, we will check your phone, we will check your email/facebook/computer history, we will drive by your house, we will look in your wallet, dresser drawer or pretty much anything we can get our hands on. And, before you go there with your shocked expression, let me just say this: if you’re dumb enough to have a password we can guess, then you deserve all the stalking we dish out.

I know this beautiful and otherwise stable woman who once checked her boyfriend’s phone records via his cell phone bill and called the numbers she didn’t recognize. Why? Well, simply put: because she was looking for something. Something that would justify her trepidation about the relationship. I know another woman who checked her boyfriend’s mail. His mail! What is this, 1985? Who sends anyone anything in the mail?

Naturally, if you trust the person you are with – there should be no reason to snoop. But, as women, we have a god given need to know everything. If you’re southern, you have an extra dose of the “need to know” – which can make being a non-stalker extremely difficult.

Being a stalkaholic is like any other addiction. Once you start, it’s very hard to stop. My suggestion, obviously, is for women to fight the urge to be nosey and just trust your guy. Don’t “fall off the wagon” and snoop. If you do, there’s no going back. You’ll find yourself going through his text messages and emails like a junkie. Junkies, ladies…they aren’t attractive.

I’m currently giving that whole non-stalking thing a whirl and so far, so good. Just don’t dare me to guess his passwords – because I do love a challenge.

4 Responses to “Listen Up Boys”

  1. Mag March 22, 2010 at 4:58 pm #

    #1 – I love to crack a password.. If you are dumb enough to use "tigers1" or "gamecocks" as your password you are not well protected. #2 – Mandi, this post was really really a terrible idea you just screwed yourself. Ben is now updating all his passwords to something really ridiculous like: (//**twil**ey**//)#3 – If you have use the last 4 digits of your phone number as your voicemail pin – you have probably been hacked. #4 – Is this illegal?

  2. Mandi March 22, 2010 at 5:23 pm #

    I can't stop laughing.Remember that time we tried to guess Bob's passwords? We weren't even dating him! NM asked us to stop and get a life.Checking someone's actual mail is not legal. The other stuff is a violation of privacy, but I'm not sure what the legal consequences of that would be. Perhaps we should ask Lawyer Lori?p.s. I'm really glad we're "clean" now.

  3. Anonymous March 23, 2010 at 12:49 pm #


  4. Hilary March 28, 2010 at 1:51 am #

    It's good to know others stalk, er-USED to stalk, like me.

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