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2013-12-07 08:35:37 AM  
 
2013-12-07 08:45:58 AM  
Dude, if you want to be a creepy stalker, do it yourself. I'm far too busy stalking my *own* victi... Er, unrequited loves
 
2013-12-07 08:48:49 AM  
Better love story then Twilight?
 
2013-12-07 08:51:14 AM  

BumpInTheNight: Better love story then Twilight?


There will be a lot more blood.
 
2013-12-07 09:00:16 AM  
Didn't Gawker already do this with it's celebrity stalking app for iPhone?

Didn't they get sued and have to take it down?
 
2013-12-07 09:02:37 AM  
Is it wrong that I'm not impressed with anyone enough to bother stalking them?
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-12-07 09:15:45 AM  
If Reese had just been like, "I am looking to hunt down a woman. All I have is her name, general location, and this photograph she never consented to be blasted across the Internet," we would all probably be like, "Dude-leave Katie alone."

When I worked help desk in college one of our frequently asked questions was some guy coming in saying "I met this girl at a party, all I know is her first name and she goes to Wellesley, how do I find her email address?"
 
2013-12-07 09:48:30 AM  

ZAZ: When I worked help desk in college one of our frequently asked questions was some guy coming in saying "I met this girl at a party, all I know is her first name and she goes to Wellesley, how do I find her email address?"


I hope you told him that goatse.cx would help him find the e-mail.
 
2013-12-07 10:04:47 AM  
FTFA -  then tells him, "find me," what she often means is: "Do not find me."

And this is why I never understood women.
 
2013-12-07 10:13:31 AM  
TFA writer sounds like a biatch. What's the matter, Amanda? Jealous that no one would go to that length to find you?
 
2013-12-07 10:56:23 AM  
I met a girl called Scarlett who went to a school south of London for teens with ADHD when I was 17. Would anyone like to help me find her?

No? Okay.
 
2013-12-07 11:06:17 AM  

Seth'n'Spectrum: I met a girl called Scarlett who went to a school south of London for teens with ADHD when I was 17. Would anyone like to help me find her?

No? Okay.


That depends... does the rag in your pocket smell like chloroform?
 
2013-12-07 11:33:37 AM  
Worked as Mgr or Security Dept; w/ many outside vendor Blueshirts... had to let a few go for playing a game of looking thru/judging ID Card photos of the female employees w/ best cleavage in their Access control badge shot...
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-12-07 11:44:05 AM  
fluffy2097

When I worked help desk DNS was a newcomer, HTTP hadn't been invented, and British hostnames were spelled in the correct order (most significant component first, uk.baz.bar.foo). Much internet use was subject to the NSFnet AUP, which said "no porn" in spirit if not in the letter of the law.

So no shock sites yet.

What I said to the hungover horny guys was (more or less) Wellesley doesn't have a directory server you can get to from here.

What I should have said was, dude, she's a Wellesley girl, she isn't that into you. If you want to have a chance, bring your little sister to the next party and hope for leftovers.
 
2013-12-07 11:47:09 AM  

Swampmaster: Worked as Mgr or Security Dept; w/ many outside vendor Blueshirts... had to let a few go for playing a game of looking thru/judging ID Card photos of the female employees w/ best cleavage in their Access control badge shot...


If there's cleavage in your head shots someone is doing things wrong...or I really wouldn't blame the guys.  One of the two.
 
2013-12-07 12:43:31 PM  
"I hope to find her. And along the way, find myself."

Of all the schmaltzy bullshiat...
 
2013-12-07 12:46:21 PM  
Ftfa
Reese "got the idea to use Facebook in June but the timing wasn't right. I think this time of year people have hope for the magic (of Christmas)," he told the New Zealand Herald.

Can anyone explain why kiwis celebrate Christmas in june?
 
2013-12-07 02:15:32 PM  

Flogster: FTFA -  then tells him, "find me," what she often means is: "Do not find me."

And this is why I never understood women.


I disagree with the author here, but at the same time... dude waited six months to even try? She's not the one, then, man.
 
2013-12-07 02:42:09 PM  

Flogster: FTFA -  then tells him, "find me," what she often means is: "Do not find me."

And this is why I never understood women.


A woman hands a man a nearly impossible puzzle. She thinks, "this should keep him away." The man thinks, "challenge accepted."
 
2013-12-07 05:30:23 PM  
Damn, I thought I was bitter and cynical.

Writer of TFA makes me sick.
 
2013-12-07 05:32:20 PM  

germ78: Flogster: FTFA -  then tells him, "find me," what she often means is: "Do not find me."

And this is why I never understood women.

A woman hands a man a nearly impossible puzzle. She thinks, "this should keep him away." The man thinks, "challenge accepted."


As a woman, I hate women who do shiat like that.  If you're not interested in seeing the guy again, don't give him a seemingly-impossible challenge to "keep him away."  Just walk away.  Fark that mindgame bullshiat.
 
2013-12-07 06:03:05 PM  

Lachwen: germ78: Flogster: FTFA -  then tells him, "find me," what she often means is: "Do not find me."

And this is why I never understood women.

A woman hands a man a nearly impossible puzzle. She thinks, "this should keep him away." The man thinks, "challenge accepted."

As a woman, I hate women who do shiat like that.  If you're not interested in seeing the guy again, don't give him a seemingly-impossible challenge to "keep him away."  Just walk away.  Fark that mindgame bullshiat.


As a man I hate it when you're partying with a couple of women and the ugly one says "No, save it for me,"
 
2013-12-07 06:07:20 PM  

germ78: Flogster: FTFA -  then tells him, "find me," what she often means is: "Do not find me."

And this is why I never understood women.

A woman hands a man a nearly impossible puzzle. She thinks, "this should keep him away." The man thinks, "challenge accepted."


This sounds like the plot for Serendipity.

/Does she look like Kate Beckinsale?
 
2013-12-07 06:11:50 PM  
KATIE'S A MAN!
 
2013-12-07 06:15:53 PM  

germ78: Flogster: FTFA -  then tells him, "find me," what she often means is: "Do not find me."

And this is why I never understood women.

A woman hands a man a nearly impossible puzzle. She thinks, "this should keep him away." The man thinks, "challenge accepted."


Starring Katherine Heigl and Ryan Reynolds
 
2013-12-07 07:09:39 PM  

chitownmike: Ftfa
Reese "got the idea to use Facebook in June but the timing wasn't right. I think this time of year people have hope for the magic (of Christmas)," he told the New Zealand Herald.

Can anyone explain why kiwis celebrate Christmas in june?


Because of the way the earth tilts on it's axis, when it is winter in the northern hemisphere it is summer in the southern hemisphere.  Jesus was born in the winter on December 25th (Christmas) in the northern hemisphere, which corresponds with June 25th in the Southern hemisphere.
 
2013-12-07 07:24:17 PM  
Or... guy makes the whole thing up, hoping for some viral internet hype to help him sell his story to a studio.
 
2013-12-07 07:54:23 PM  

Lachwen: Fark that mindgame bullshiat.


I don't think it's exactly mind games. You're in a socially awkward situation, and it's not acceptable to say, "Get the hell away from me." It's more true for women- we train women from a young age  not to be assertive. I can totally understand a vague blowoff that sounds like a challenge.
 
2013-12-07 08:48:56 PM  

t3knomanser: Lachwen: Fark that mindgame bullshiat.

I don't think it's exactly mind games. You're in a socially awkward situation, and it's not acceptable to say, "Get the hell away from me." It's more true for women- we train women from a young age  not to be assertive. I can totally understand a vague blowoff that sounds like a challenge.


How about a simple "goodbye"?
 
2013-12-07 10:07:37 PM  

GreatGlavinsGhost: KATIE'S A MAN!


well yeah, NOW he is. That guy never found her so he switched sides.
 
2013-12-07 10:45:17 PM  

scanman61: t3knomanser: Lachwen: Fark that mindgame bullshiat.

I don't think it's exactly mind games. You're in a socially awkward situation, and it's not acceptable to say, "Get the hell away from me." It's more true for women- we train women from a young age  not to be assertive. I can totally understand a vague blowoff that sounds like a challenge.

How about a simple "goodbye"?


Exactly.  In the situation from TFA, if the woman really didn't want to hear from the guy again, all she had to say was "thanks for helping me find my friends again, I appreciate it," and leave it at that.  Still polite, but also clearly not a direct invitation/challenge to try to get in contact with her later.
 
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