'Freeclimbing' Is The Newest Dating Trend Of 2019 And We're All Guilty Of It

Inspired by Netflix stalker drama 'YOU'

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In the wake of everyone's favourite creepy-stalker Netflix drama ‘YOU’, a freaky new dating trend appears to have emerged.

Say hello to 'Freeclimbing'...

According to the website thetalko, the phrase ‘Freeclimbing’ refers to “the act of searching through a dating prospect’s social media accounts and going backward in their history. This is characteristically dangerous, just as freeclimbing is, hence the term.”

Um, I think it's safe to say a few of us may be guilty of this...

Even more disturbingly, a recent survey on social media usage found that:

  • 1 in 5 of us don't even know if our social media profiles are open to the public
  • Of those that do have their social media social profiles open publicly, millennials lead the way
  • 30% of people use social media to find out more about a potential love interest
  • Millennials (46%), are the most likely to use social media to find out about a love interest

That besides, the phenomenon of social media stalking is consistently trending on Twitter...

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Are you guilty of freeclimbing, and do you think it's a rightly accepted norm or needs to be stopped? Let us know in the comments!

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