Actually, it is when a male or female, of any age, becomes fixed on a certain person or group, usually an individual, though. They do anything associated with this person; buying items the victim owns, watching them/following them, attempting contact through technology (phones, internet, xbox, etc.), and many more ways. The stalker wants to know everything possible about the person, so they do their research. Once they really 'grow' on the person (getting used to looks & habits), when change is made, they either become hostile or move on to a different target. Stalking can take place in any environment, any age, and for a long period of time, or in opposite, a very short time. Not all cases of stalking have murderous or sexual purposes, most cases have no motive at all. Stereotypically, the stalker may be an ex-partner of the victim. Underage stalking has an even bigger punishment . ..
-8 year old sister: Nuh uh! You liarrr!
~Brother: Must we review what happened after the concert three months ago? Yes, I believe we do; you hid in his bathroom, waited until he finished his CD signing. Then you popped out of the shower as he was dropping a shit? That wasn't cool...
-8 year old sister: I am not! He's just wicked hot, and I want to marry him, and I want him to take my virginity away!:D
HOWEVER, common usage of the term, along with the term 'creepy', has come to be used as a defense mechanism for anyone seeking justification for not being attracted socially or physically to someone else.
This term is nearly as overdiagnosed as ADHD is in children. Any women who think an undesirable man might be interested in her will almost always automatically label him a stalker.
Note: Far too many idiots think they're more important than they really are. Real stalkers seek out beautiful, interesting, and often famous members of the attractive gender. 90 percent of the people who use the term couldn't get a real stalker to save their lives.
An ugly girl who follows you around and shows up at your door is now, according to most, a stalker.
A hot guy who gives you flowers is a romantic.
An ugly guy who gives you flowers is a stalker.
1. Literally follows a person's every move, on Facebook or otherwise.
2. Is way too obsessed with someone to the point of being a creeper.
Madeleine: Oh my God, you stalker!! BTW, did you know she made $130,000 last year? I bet she was laughing all the way to the bank!
Iris: Who's the stalker now? And yes, actually she was. I saw her.
Most notorious STALKERS build a shrine for their victim and plaster the victim's photographs on the wall around the shrine. They are the REAL PSYCOPATHS. More mild cases just write definitions into URBANDICTIONARY.
Jake: Get over it, man. There's more fish in the water.
Kelly: Who is this person
Yakov- I wish I was a S.T.A.L.K.E.R..