“Stalking” is a strong word. It’s often overlooked in that it can be done in a tasteful way. I’m talking about social media stalking, of course, because real-life stalking is never tasteful in any way, shape, or form. Bushes are for twigs and small woodland creatures—not for you to hide in while you wait for your crush to walk to school. With that said, social media stalking does have its equivalent to being a bushes creeper, and we’re here to help you avoid that at all costs. Because what it really comes down to is will power. Knowing when to take a minute to think through the impulses that your mind has is right, and trusting the alternatives that your gut tells you is right. Trust me, I’ve been through my fair share of social media fails and it has always been a result of me not trusting my gut. So get those guts ready and listen up, because this a foolproof (almost, please don’t hold me to that) guide to tasteful social media stalking.