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2nd May '16 7:32:39 AM JackG
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* The Australian 1980's add for Impulse body spray. "If a stranger gives you flowers, that's Impulse." (and yes, it did get parodied)
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30th Apr '16 8:14:41 AM aye_amber
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* "Why Don't You Write Me?" by SimonAndGarfunkel is downright creepy, and captures the stalker's mindset perfectly.

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* "Why Don't You Write Me?" by SimonAndGarfunkel Music/SimonAndGarfunkel is downright creepy, and captures the stalker's mindset perfectly.
8th Apr '16 9:24:59 PM nombretomado
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* ''FamilyMatters''. Urkel's behavior towards Laura borders on this, even though it's played for laughs and seen as annoying even at its worst. Though a handful of incidents--his locker combination being equivalent to her measurements, him asking for a lock of her hair--leave her genuinely creeped out, by the end of the series, they're together. The DoubleStandard comes into play here also--his behavior is considered romantic and endearing, but Myra and Myrtle' s identical behavior towards him and Eddie, respectively, is portrayed as the craziness it truly is.
* ''SexAndTheCity'': Big's behavior towards Carrie after he's married someone else--constantly calling her, lurking outside her apartment waiting for her to come home, then continuing to lurk waiting for her boyfriend to leave, showing up uninvited and unannounced and only leaving when she tells him her boyfriend is coming back, following her to the hotel where she's staying, following her into the elevator and grabbing and kissing her repeatedly, telling her, "I love you". Throughout all this, she repeatedly and explicitly tells him to leave her alone and during the kissing scene, tries to fight him off physically, before finally responding to his kisses. The next shot is of them in bed. The DoubleStandard is glaring--throughout their on-again, off-again relationship, any pursuing behavior of Carrie's was viewed as pitiful and worthy of ridicule and ended with her being dumped, whereas Big's harassment and essentially forcing himself on her is portrayed as sexy and romantic and results in him getting her back.

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* ''FamilyMatters''.''Series/FamilyMatters''. Urkel's behavior towards Laura borders on this, even though it's played for laughs and seen as annoying even at its worst. Though a handful of incidents--his locker combination being equivalent to her measurements, him asking for a lock of her hair--leave her genuinely creeped out, by the end of the series, they're together. The DoubleStandard comes into play here also--his behavior is considered romantic and endearing, but Myra and Myrtle' s identical behavior towards him and Eddie, respectively, is portrayed as the craziness it truly is.
* ''SexAndTheCity'': ''Series/SexAndTheCity'': Big's behavior towards Carrie after he's married someone else--constantly calling her, lurking outside her apartment waiting for her to come home, then continuing to lurk waiting for her boyfriend to leave, showing up uninvited and unannounced and only leaving when she tells him her boyfriend is coming back, following her to the hotel where she's staying, following her into the elevator and grabbing and kissing her repeatedly, telling her, "I love you". Throughout all this, she repeatedly and explicitly tells him to leave her alone and during the kissing scene, tries to fight him off physically, before finally responding to his kisses. The next shot is of them in bed. The DoubleStandard is glaring--throughout their on-again, off-again relationship, any pursuing behavior of Carrie's was viewed as pitiful and worthy of ridicule and ended with her being dumped, whereas Big's harassment and essentially forcing himself on her is portrayed as sexy and romantic and results in him getting her back.
27th Mar '16 6:10:18 PM Pichu-kun
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* ''WebAnimation/HappyTreeFriends''. In the fan anime version, [[FanPreferredCouple Flippy often does this to Flaky]].

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* ''WebAnimation/HappyTreeFriends''. In the fan anime version, humanized ''WebAnimation/HappyTreeFriends'' fanworks, [[FanPreferredCouple Flippy often does this to Flaky]].



* "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=THRtKGX-czY An Unhealthy Obsession]]" by The Blake Robinson Synthetic Orchestra is implied to be about two people stalking each other. They don't realize the other is stalking them but they have mutual feelings.



* ''ComicStrip/ForBetterOrForWorse'': [[CreatorsPet Anthony]] was introduced as Liz's secret admirer, following her around watching her every move while she was oblivious. It took her friend finally pointing him out for her to even ''notice'' him, after which they dated for a while, with nothing said against his questionable behavior. Of course, that was child's play to the turns the relationship took years later. (Ex: him continuing to stalk her even after he ''married someone else''.)
** Literally child's play- Anthony and Elizabeth were children when they met, so the behavior was less "questionable" and more "shy nerdy little boy with his first crush."

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* ''ComicStrip/ForBetterOrForWorse'': [[CreatorsPet Anthony]] was introduced as Liz's secret admirer, following her around watching her every move while she was oblivious. It took her friend finally pointing him out for her to even ''notice'' him, after which they dated for a while, with nothing said against his questionable behavior. Of course, that was child's play to the turns the relationship took years later. (Ex: him continuing to stalk her even after he ''married someone else''.)
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) Literally child's play- Anthony and Elizabeth were children when they met, so the behavior was less "questionable" and more "shy nerdy little boy with his first crush."
20th Mar '16 5:03:08 AM Tron80
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* Parodied in ''Literature/TheSilmarillion''/''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' fanfic "[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9238746/6/A-Practical-Guide-for-the-Courtship-of-Elves-by-Beren-son-of-Barahir A Practical Guide for the Courtship of Elves, by Beren son of Barahir]]". Beren stalked Luthien in the woods for a while because he was mesmerized by her. Several characters try to explain to him that it was wrong... but first of all they have to explain what "stalking" is and why it's creepy. Then Luthien cuts them off to tell that she stalked Beren afterwards, and she was ''damned'' persistent.
18th Mar '16 9:17:17 PM TheBigBopper
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* In ''LightNovel/FullMetalPanic'', Sousuke is assigned a mission in which he must follow Kaname around and protect her from terrorists, all the while not letting her know. Although his actions are ''way'' overboard by any normal standards and could easily be constructed as stalking, Kaname seems to view it with a mixture of curiosity, annoyance, attraction, and a bit of amusement. The reasons are probably a mix of the factors that Sousuke's actions are ''extremely'' [[RefugeInAudacity outlandish even by stalking standards]], he appears to have [[ChasteHero as much grasp of romance and sexuality as her hamster]], and of course that he is [[BeautyEqualsGoodness extremely attractive]]. This disappears when she finds Sousuke on her balcony [[NotWhatItLooksLike with a pair of her panties in his hand]] (which, in fact, were snatched back from Shinji, who was the one trying to steal it), at which point she attempts to beat him to death with a baseball bat and completely refuses to trust or talk to him until he reveals the truth behind his actions.
** Leonard also seems to believe in this trope towards Kaname.

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* In ''LightNovel/FullMetalPanic'', Sousuke is assigned a mission in which he must follow Kaname around and protect her from terrorists, all the while not letting her know. Although his actions are ''way'' overboard by any normal standards and could easily be constructed as stalking, Kaname seems to view it with a mixture of curiosity, annoyance, attraction, and a bit of amusement. The reasons are probably a mix of the factors that Sousuke's actions are ''extremely'' [[RefugeInAudacity outlandish even by stalking standards]], he appears to have [[ChasteHero as much grasp of romance and sexuality as her hamster]], and of course that he is [[BeautyEqualsGoodness extremely attractive]]. This disappears when she finds Sousuke on her balcony [[NotWhatItLooksLike with a pair of her panties in his hand]] (which, in fact, were snatched back from Shinji, who was the one trying to steal it because some bullies put him up to it), at which point she attempts to beat him to death with a baseball bat and completely refuses to trust or talk to him until he reveals explains the truth behind his actions.
actions. Once Kaname is in on the whole secret and can relate to Sousuke better through an understanding of his background, it's the beginning of a friendship that develops into love.
** Leonard also Leonard, a PrettyBoy antagonist, seems to believe in this trope justifies his pushy advances towards Kaname.Kaname, but this is treated very differently from how Sousuke acted. Sousuke never had any ulterior motives besides protecting Kaname to begin with, and he spent a long time learning from Kaname how to behave properly in society and respect her feelings. That she started to fall in love with Sousuke--and he with her--is because they truly value each other as people, whereas Leonard acts like he's [[EntitledToHaveYou entitled to have her]] as his conquest just because he's ostensibly more suave. He only succeeds in getting Kaname to hate his guts, especially since he [[spoiler:[[SacredFirstKiss stole her first kiss]], which she wished she had given to Sousuke]].
9th Mar '16 9:18:19 PM DrOO7
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* Deconstructed on an episode of ''LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit''. When the detectives interview the business partner of a man they suspect of raping and murdering an assistant DA, she mentions that the man had sent her flowers the day after they met, presumably to entice her into going into business with him. Rather than seeing it as a sweet gesture, she admits that the fact that [[TheVillainKnowsWhereYouLive he knew her address]] scared the hell out of her.


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** An [[http://madamenoire.com/611984/perception-of-stalking/ article]] on a [[http://www.glamour.com/sex-love-life/blogs/smitten/2016/02/a-new-study-confirms-dont-list study]] by a University of Michigan doctoral student shows that romantic movies and TV shows can indeed distort how the public views stalking.
7th Mar '16 8:12:49 PM Vios
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* In ''ComicBook/DeepGravity'', it's specifically averted. Paxon was sufficiently determined that his relationship with Michelle ought to have worked that he signed on to a deep space expedition to a remote, dangerous planet just to follow her, believing that she could be made to see reason. Michelle certainly doesn't see it as romantic but neither does he, because by the time the reunion he set in motion actually occurs, he's fully aware that it was the wrong thing to do.
-->'''Paxon:''' It's three years on this crossing if you don't spend it asleep. That's a lot of time to reflect on your mistakes. I thought I was being romantic when I left Earth, but it didn't take me long to figure out that coming to Poseidon was a stalker move. That's not how I want you to think of me. You said it was over. That should mean it's over.
3rd Mar '16 8:25:33 AM Morgenthaler
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* In Machinima/RedVsBlue season 9, Church's plan is to [[spoiler:find and rescue Tex from the memory storage unit they're both trapped in by going down levels within the unit, which sort of replicates the outside world (including, he hopes, replicating the memory unit, in an {{Inception}} "dream-within-a-dream" sort of way), hoping that eventually, in one of the levels, they can meet up and escape]]. Tucker points out that he's essentially chasing [[spoiler:a dead girl and every time she escapes him, he either resurrects her or follows her down another layer]], and says it's stalking. Church protests that it's not stalking, it's romantic, to which Tucker points out that "romantic" only happens in movies. [[spoiler:It's subverted when he finally does find her and comes to the realization that Tucker was completely right and decides to let her go so he can move on with his life. While on the other side of things, his original self (it's complicated) was unable to do that and spends the remains of his time watching old videos of Tex on a loop and it's depicted as him being nothing more than a broken man trapped in the past.]]

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* In Machinima/RedVsBlue season 9, Church's plan is to [[spoiler:find and rescue Tex from the memory storage unit they're both trapped in by going down levels within the unit, which sort of replicates the outside world (including, he hopes, replicating the memory unit, in an {{Inception}} Film/{{Inception}} "dream-within-a-dream" sort of way), hoping that eventually, in one of the levels, they can meet up and escape]]. Tucker points out that he's essentially chasing [[spoiler:a dead girl and every time she escapes him, he either resurrects her or follows her down another layer]], and says it's stalking. Church protests that it's not stalking, it's romantic, to which Tucker points out that "romantic" only happens in movies. [[spoiler:It's subverted when he finally does find her and comes to the realization that Tucker was completely right and decides to let her go so he can move on with his life. While on the other side of things, his original self (it's complicated) was unable to do that and spends the remains of his time watching old videos of Tex on a loop and it's depicted as him being nothing more than a broken man trapped in the past.]]
2nd Mar '16 4:11:03 PM Wyldchyld
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** Fred goes for Wesley in the end.

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%% ** Fred goes for Wesley in the end.
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