Is it just me or does anyone else find this just a bit creepy?

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  1. Bk42author profile image92
    Bk42authorposted 9 years ago

    Is it just me or does anyone else find this just a bit creepy?

    I just read a news story about a woman who sat next to a gentleman on a flight, never found out his last name, phone number or email address. After her trip decides this is future husband & goes to great lengths, via Twitter, to get the airline to give her info or try to track him down for her.They refused. She finally did track him down & ironically declined to share how it turned out.
    This is not the 1st news story I've read like this. Am I jaded or is this behavior just a little stalker-ish? Personally, I would be scared if someone I didn't know tried to track me down like that.

  2. mgeorge1050 profile image84
    mgeorge1050posted 9 years ago

    I agree it sounds a lot like a stalker situation.  You have to figure if it turned out great she would have said, "and we are planning a fall wedding", or something similar.  I would be willing to bet the guy was probably freaked out.

    1. Bk42author profile image92
      Bk42authorposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      I'm sure was! Considering she wouldn't share how it turned out I bet he freaked and told her to leave him alone in some way or anther.

  3. fpherj48 profile image60
    fpherj48posted 9 years ago

    I suppose one could look at this in numerous different ways.  Depending on the people involved (and we don't know them or anything about them)  I'd probably tend to be open-minded on this story.

    I see a valid point in your opinion.....although, at the risk of being labeled a "sexist,"  I'd find it creepier if it was the man stalking the woman.  Sorry.

    From just the little info you've given, I actually see this as a bit "Romantic."  I'm not sure I'm comfortable with her secrecy on the end results.  That's not fair!  LOL

    1. Foodeee profile image59
      Foodeeeposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      see my answer... great minds think alike!

    2. dashingscorpio profile image82
      dashingscorpioposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Generations ago most people would've found it more romantic if it were a man looking for the love of his life. Much like the prince with the glass slipper in search of Cinderella or in the movie "Love Actually" where a man knocks on doors in a town

    3. Bk42author profile image92
      Bk42authorposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      I know what you mean re. if it were a man. Most stalkers tend to be men & they're usually violent. Since she won't reveal what came out of it makes me think he prob turned her down. I think I watch too many true crime shows on ID channel. lol

  4. Foodeee profile image59
    Foodeeeposted 9 years ago

    Its certainly weird. It could be romantic too if told well in a book. LOL
    I think men care much less about stalking than women do, so the idea that the women is a stalker doesn't really matter much in this situation. It does push my button when you don't know the ending of the story. It was probably too boring to tell so they just left it as a cliff hanger. Its was non story to begin with on a slow news day. LOL

    PS - I'm coming for YOU!!! Bwaha  haaa haaa haaa

    1. Bk42author profile image92
      Bk42authorposted 9 years agoin reply to this


    2. fpherj48 profile image60
      fpherj48posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Foodee...I see we do think alike on this particular story.  It's rather mysterious though, don't you think?  She had the opportunity to ask his name & exchange e-mails...or something!  By being secretive she's admitting it failed.....

  5. dashingscorpio profile image82
    dashingscorpioposted 9 years ago

    It's a sign of the times.
    If you had seen this in an old black & white movie on the Turner Classics channel where it was a man determined to find the woman he fell "in love" with at "first sight", odds are you'd be rooting for him to locate her. LOL!
    However I must agree in 2014 it is creepy and we'd call it stalking. The days of having "secret admirers" who left love notes, sent gifts, flowers, and poetry are matters for the police today.
    We've see reports of how delusional some people are. They believe they're in a relationship with people they don't know or barely met.
    Having said that I believe most people have had a "what (if) moment" where they flirted with someone or made lingering eye contact/smile and then the bus pulled off or you drove straight and they turned left....etc You never see them again.
    We may even go back to that same spot, coffee shop, or wherever hoping to bump into them again and then eventually we let it go.
    Modern technology however allows people to become obsessive at times. It also speaks to the times we live in. I talked to an elderly woman who told me she rejected advances from her eventual husband nine times before agreeing to go out with him.
    They were married for 45 years until he died.
    Today such persistence and determination in pursuit of possible love is seen has harassment, stalking, or a fatal attraction. LOL!

    1. Bk42author profile image92
      Bk42authorposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      I think its because we're a lot more aware of how many crazies are out in the world. I feel like the "what-if" moments are kind of fun. But he since he didn't give his # or email my guess is who prob didn't feel the same.

    2. dashingscorpio profile image82
      dashingscorpioposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Maybe in the moment she was too scared to ask him for his name, number, and email. In my youth there were times where I regretted not "going for it" and later wished I'd asked for her number. Maybe she found out he has a mate or he's gay! LOL!

  6. THarman7 profile image61
    THarman7posted 9 years ago

    This is strange why did she not just talk to him when she was on the plane with him? And how did she even know if he was a single man, and if he would even be interested in her. She probably didn't tell the out come because it didn't work out in her favor.  I would be very cautious of a situation like this for sure.

    1. Bk42author profile image92
      Bk42authorposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      I know. Supposedly they made small talk, but in my opinion, if he didn't giver her his # or email that would indicate to me that he wasn't all that interested.

  7. tsadjatko profile image65
    tsadjatkoposted 9 years ago

    Yes, that is creepy, but what is creepy is that it made the news, especially since there was no real closure to the story. But what do we expect when mindless anonymous twitter tweets make the news daily, stupid things stupid people say or try to do are considered news, and the real news is either spun, overlooked or reported as outright lies because of the agendas of ideologue editors and reporters in the media. It is all part of the dumbing down of America which is, by the way, working quite well for the left. When elected representatives from their party don't know how old the constitution is, lie and then when they lie about their lying they not only get re-elected but promoted into leadership positions it is proof the "change" the left hoped for is occurring.

    1. Bk42author profile image92
      Bk42authorposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      I hear you! Way too many other things that should be reported on. Not only is this not news but its also a story that puts really bad ideas in peoples heads.

    2. tsadjatko profile image65
      tsadjatkoposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      You said it,like those terrible commercials the HHS spent millions on to promote people to sign up for Obama care - they can't appeal to intelligence since young people are getting raked by it so they resort to...I can't even think of a name for it

    3. profile image0
      Dave36posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      That's what the news is there for mate, it's only there to put bad ideas in peoples head..Why watch the news anyway is there something we can do about it, & what is true on the news & what isn't true?..Who knows!lol

    4. tsadjatko profile image65
      tsadjatkoposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      That is why you must be informed, always investigate both sides of an issue and if one side is never fairly presented know that place isn't where you should get your news. The solution isn't to turn off but to turn on your discernment, engage.

    5. profile image0
      Dave36posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      What is both side though tsadjatko, & which side should i believe....I mean i just think back to the Iraq War, & the supposed WMD's that was well reported in the news....I can't investigate that myself, & our Government are proven liars.

  8. dailytop10 profile image86
    dailytop10posted 9 years ago

    I think it will come down to who is tracking you. I won't mind if it's a gorgeous and witty woman like you. haha...Joking set aside, privacy nowadays is nothing but an illusion. With spy satellites and government agencies monitoring our every move, we should be used to being tracked by now.

    1. Bk42author profile image92
      Bk42authorposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Aww...stop it! Lol  That is true, tho. Thanks to technology there is no privacy anymore.

  9. profile image0
    Dave36posted 9 years ago

    I think that if it's true it's very sad for the woman involved, & she needs help to find herself quickly....It's not really creepy in my opinion, & neither is stalking someone....What it is in my opinion, is a sign that that woman needs help....The person stalking etc, will think their in love with said person....The person being stalked, would think that it's creepy....But someone who tries to understand it from the stalkers perspective, should see it differently....So it was her mind that wanted him, & she is led by what her mind tells her....That's where she needs the help, in realising that.


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