Has anyone ever done a drive-by past somebody's house or by somewhere you know someone will be for no real reason and with no intention to actually call in and say hello? Whether it be a friend, family member, ex partner, crush, boyfriend/girlfriend whatever!
I was thinking I know people online stalk others and this is okay and is considered the 'norm' but doing it to someone in person people would consider it 'creepy' or 'stalker-like' and it got me thinking... why is it okay to do it to someone online? it can be just as creepy to do it online as it is to do in person so why is it the 'norm'
Earlier today I saw my ex boyfriends car go up and down my street twice, I'm not creeped out however it is strange and I would like to know why he did this and what he was thinking when he did this. I then thought to myself hmm have I ever done this to someone and I realised I have. I did it once to a boyfriend I had at the time because what he said sounded scetchy and I didn't believe him- I felt like a stalker afterwards though and never did it again... plus whatever information I got I knew I could never confront him about.
Would you you consider this stalking?
Why do people do it/Why did you do it?
Have you had someone do it to you?
Have you caught someone doing it in the act?
Do you think its okay to do it to someone online but not in person?
Most Helpful Guy
Definitely I say it is stalkerish to drive by someone's house to see if they were home, suspicious activity in general whether they are home or not. It seems kind of stupid too. Why, if one is going to go so far out of their way to see if someone is home, would you not go up to the door unless there was a restraining order or an I-never-want-to-see-you-again? It is hard to catch someone or know who is doing it. Huh? Driving out of someone's way to see if someone is home is different than online stalking, well, unless one is a serious stalker and uses all, both, many, or several forms of stalking all at once. Also, just because someone's vehicle goes past does not mean they are stalking you, maybe they are just driving past? I guess online stalking is harder to define; I mean ip addresses and habits are theoretically traceable. So, it is hard to say about that.1
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Most Helpful Girl
I haven't done a drive-by, and I do think it is just as strange. I mean, if you need to drive past a person's house anyway as you are going to your destination, then that's one thing. However, to go out of your way to see if someone is home, that's a bit much.1