‘Fess up: at least once you’ve found yourself home alone, online and -- oops! With one click of a mouse, you’re suddenly (and ever-so-innocently) peering into the profiles of your friends, not-so-friends and even your exes. It’s okay! Don’t feel ashamed. Whether you’re the culprit, or you think someone may be “social stalking” you, learn the various tactics the horoscope signs have to offer.
Aries (March 21 - April 19)
Honest Aries is more inclined to be up front about social stalking, which could potentially scare off victims. “You know, I was looking through your profile the other day and…” That doesn’t, however, stop them from actively poking around online to see what friends and love interests are up to. In fact, Aries is one of the most action-oriented signs, so if they want to uncover anything juicy, chances are they will.
Taurus (April 20 - May 20)
With a possessive-yet-tranquil nature, Taureans do their fair share of social stalking, especially during or after a break-up. They’ll quietly dig to uncover info hinting at their love interests’ whereabouts. Or, as food lovers, they may simply want to see what others are eating! Sure, they can dish it out -- but with Taurus’ need for personal security, the thought of someone else doing detective work on them is extremely unsettling.
Gemini (May 21 - June 20)
Social stalking is like a fix for chatty and curious Gemini -- a fun hobby! How could they not!? Especially when it comes to tracking down wall-to-wall conversations between others, and ones in which they can jump in and offer opinions. And with their multi-tasking skills, it’s easy for Gemini to switch between social networks simultaneously, whether it’s Facebook, Twitter or Myspace. In other words, they’re good. Really good.
Cancer (June 21 - July 22)
Keeping up with family may not be the most widely popular use for social networks, but Cancers are all about home and family life -- and sometimes family members are who they love to spy on most. Whether it’s ragging on a sibling’s new profile pic or getting the dirt on a cousin’s new girlfriend, a Cancer isn’t afraid to keep social stalking all in the family.
Leo (July 23 - Aug. 22)
Bold and brazen, Leos are apt to take their social stalking to the next level. If they find out they’ve been scorned by a lover, watch out -- they’ll do their digging first and then pick up a phone or even worse, cause a scene in person. Any opportunity to be dramatic as a result of their social stalking suspicions can set off a grandiose Lion, even if a photo or statement posted by the other party is completely innocent.
Virgo (Aug. 23 - Sept. 22)
For a Virgo, it’s all about the details. “Who’s that new girl my ex is dating?” quickly turns into, “Where does she work? Do we have mutual friends?” They will scour someone’s profile, digging as deep as they possibly can for the information they seek -- then analyze and over-analyze it without knowing the truth behind the computer screen. It’s too bad their perfectionism may leave them exhausted social stalkers.