In this technological era, with Facebook, Twitter, and other social networking sites, it’s easier now more than ever to keep tabs on people. Would you “stalk” somebody online before going out with them? Just to make sure that they are interested in a long term relationship and not some short fling? Or would you keep tabs on them while you were going out? Making sure that they weren’t flirting with other people?
Turns out that you are not alone.
A survey done back in July by eHarmony found that 54% of women would be more likely to stalk their potential dates online before going out with them. In comparison, only 43% of men would do the same.
Now a new survey, conducted by Harris Interactive, has polled 2,258 adults on their dating behaviours and preferences.
37% of women were okay with “e-snooping” on their dates whereas a low 29% of men would do the same.
The survey also found that age played a big part in the statistics. In the age bracket of 18 to 34 year-olds, 36% confirmed that they would be comfortable with stalking a potential partner. This also includes 40% of 35 to 44 year-olds. This dropped to a low 36% of people over the age of 55.
E-Stalking seems to be a common occurrence. Would you go through a potential date’s Facebook page to look at their messages? Or would you leave well enough alone?