Curiosity may have killed the cat, but I think it’s what keeps the Internet alive. We all want our daily fixes of Britney instability, LOST spoilers, Chinese horoscopes, and dating blogs…because…well, we’re curious.
But with social networking sites popping up like dandelions, we’re now able to take our piques of interest to a whole new level. We can now, more easily than ever, do the one thing we all love to do...if only on the rarest of occasions… Snoop on our exes.
Oh come on, you know you’ve done it. Or at least wanted to.
In the past, you had to rely on friends of friends, or chance encounters, or nonchalant “just checking in” emails. But now you can go on Facebook, Linkedin, MySpace, Google and even Match.com to track down those dastardly dudes who used to light up your lips.
I recently had a dream about an ex from 2005. He was younger and gorgeous and all wrong for me. So of course, the chemistry was explosive. We only dated for 3 months—the last of which, he was living in my apartment—but we dropped the L-bomb on each other and I was devastated when he moved to the east coast (even though I knew it was coming all along). After a couple weeks of being away, he decided he “couldn’t do the long distance thing” and about 6 months after that, I pretty much stopped hearing from him altogether.
I’ve thought of him many times since then, and even tried to email him on a few occasions. But I've never received a response. Where could he be? What is he doing? Did he ever wonder what I was doing?
Thanks to the almighty F-book, I now have my super sleuth answer: Shorty McHotPants is (wearing a suit in his profile pic) back on the west coast, going to grad school at Pepperdine. Not everything I hoped to find out, but it’ll do. Curiosity case closed.
Now, if I could just track down the guy from 2004…