So you know that saying, “Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned”, right? What happens when the woman from hell has access to your personal information, social media accounts, or private photos?
According to a study by McAfee (Intel Company), a revengeful ex can leave you vulnerable and exposed. The results of the study showed: “28% of people have regretted (once they broke up) sending intimate content and 32% have asked their ex-partner to delete the personal content. But despite these risks, 36% of Americans still plan to send sexy or romantic photos to their partners via email, text and social media on Valentine’s Day.”
That’s right. Before you get those dirty messages or pictures cued up for Valentine’s Day fun, decide if you really trust the person you are sending it to. Would they ever flip out in a fit of anger and put you on full blast on Facebook? Could you imagine them using the password you gave them (um, don’t do that) to wreak some kind of havoc in your life?
It’s tricky because trust is a cornerstone of any healthy relationship. No one wants to think that their significant other would intentionally hurt them. Trust should be earned. You have to know who you are dealing with. If you have doubts about their character, maybe don’t send them a picture of you in a thong. Just saying!
Have you ever had an ex try to exact revenge on you using your email, photos, or private information you once shared?
The McAfee study also showed that “Over 56% of people surveyed admitted to checking their significant others’ social media pages. People track their ex-partner on Facebook more than they do their current partners.” I admit that I have found at least two exes on Facebook. Well, one found me but I stalked his photos to see if he was happy. Ok, that’s a lie. I wanted to see how fabulous his wife was. Do you ever do this?
By Wise Diva, Misadventures in Atlanta Dating Blog