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Floralrainbow Fri 08-Apr-16 21:41:32

So I Googled my ex boyfriend. Don't know why. It was twenty years ago, first Bf and he was an arse. Emotional abuse, etc. Total prick. Anyway I stupidly Googled him and pictures of him came up immediately - he's in the TV industry doing really well and this annoyed me. My fault obviously for Googling but I was so annoyed to see his smug face again, and know I've put myself in bad mood. Anyone else stupidly done this?

doodlejump1980 Fri 08-Apr-16 21:44:24

Yup, my first boyfriend is now a big famous pop star. Oh well.
doesn't stop him being a cheat and a liar though!

BackInTheRealWorld Fri 08-Apr-16 21:44:36

I've googled a couple of exes from years back - ones a big music producer now.
Can't say I'm pissed off he is doing well for himself....a little gutted he didn't find success while I was with him of course!

CreepingDogFart Fri 08-Apr-16 21:47:03

They might be successful in terms of money and career but they'll always be unsuccessful emotionally.

Flumplet Fri 08-Apr-16 21:48:52

My very best friend who my first long term boyfriend left me for is a high flying film and tv producer in London and LA. Boils my piss every time I see her smug name! grin

doodlejump1980 Fri 08-Apr-16 21:50:42

Yes CreepingDogFart smile

Floralrainbow Fri 08-Apr-16 22:02:28

Just pissed because he was such a dick who totally messed with my head. Also annoyed that he still annoys me!

Watto1 Fri 08-Apr-16 22:05:54

I googled my ex of 20-odd years ago and was delighted to discover that he has emigrated to Australia. I have been needlessly worrying about bumping into him in the street for years.

TheresADogOnYourBalls Fri 08-Apr-16 22:06:43

Yup, mine was a lazy arsed part time barman who was too special to get a menial job, (ie I paid for everything).
Now MD of a wildly successful media company with pots of cash. Still got the same half wit look on his dumbarse face though wink

enjoyingscience Fri 08-Apr-16 22:08:04

YANBU. My first boyfriend still works in the same supermarket he had a saturday job in 20+ years ago (don't think he's been significantly promoted in that time), and it still annoys me that he's allowed that level of success, let alone anything googleable.

TimeToMuskUp Fri 08-Apr-16 22:11:03

Not one of my exes has achieved anything spectacular.

One did get married to a ridiculously beautiful woman named Juliana though. And I mean Ridiculous with a capital R. I bumped into them on a night out once (I was out without DH) and they just looked so revoltingly happy and pretty together I almost lost my tequila.

YANBU to be pissed off though. It's unfair of life to have exes doing well.

creativevoid Fri 08-Apr-16 22:12:26

Weak, lying, cheating ex is now MP and government minister in New Zealand! (So I guess the stereotype about politicians is true.)

ManneryTowers Fri 08-Apr-16 22:16:39

First boyfriend was a weed addict who inherited lots of money and stopped doing anything at all.
He now runs a pub and is married to a born again Christian. Still likes the weed though!
I think I might be the smug ex actually. Soz.

EllenJanethickerknickers Fri 08-Apr-16 22:18:59

Yeah, horrible two timing bastard is now a Harley Street doctor. No justice! grin

BeaufortBelle Fri 08-Apr-16 22:19:16

One of mine has five children and a Phd, another is quite famous and the other one ended up living round the corner and my children went to the same schools. Another mother even once said to me "you're a prettier version of x's wife" blushshock.

useyourimagination Fri 08-Apr-16 22:22:45

Off the back of this thread, I googled the only boyfriend whose full name I could remember and it turns out he's now a vicar living 25mins from my parents (I moved away nearly 20 years ago). I never saw that one coming but hope he's happy in his new life.

Floralrainbow Fri 08-Apr-16 22:24:53

"It's unfair of life to have exes doing well" So true timetomuskup!

MissMedusa Fri 08-Apr-16 22:27:30

None of mine are wildly successful but for the most part, they've ended up with wives significantly more attractive than I am now. The irony is it was always me that did that did the dumping. They must be thanking their lucky stars when they see me . . .

Bluebird79 Fri 08-Apr-16 22:51:14

God yes have done this and driven myself mad with anger! My first boyfriend is living the dream with amazing holidays and a fab job...and he was an utter shit to me. It still galls me that he is obviously so well liked and successful and has never once apologised for his terrible behaviour towards me. He just headed off into the sunset to live his charmed existence. How bitter do I sound? But it's my own fault for googling him!

Canyouforgiveher Fri 08-Apr-16 22:56:57

My first boyfriend still works in the same supermarket he had a saturday job in 20+ years ago (don't think he's been significantly promoted in that time), and it still annoys me that he's allowed that level of success, let alone anything googleable.

I love this.

Just googled the guy I dated first year of uni. He is chief operating officer for a major multinational financial group. He also kept his hair. I don't feel too bitter because I dumped him (I didn't think he was that bright being one of the reasons!)

Waltermittythesequel Fri 08-Apr-16 23:05:47

Doodle who is he??

Dollymixtureyumyum Fri 08-Apr-16 23:08:43

My exs are all doing worse then I am. My choice in men was not great until I met DH

LittleRedSparke Fri 08-Apr-16 23:10:25

i thought i would do this, but apart from 2 i am friends with on FB i can only remember one name, and cant find him on FB/google anyway

Floralrainbow Fri 08-Apr-16 23:11:18

No mention of a wife or kids, so maybe I can afford to be just a little smug now 😏. bluebird79 I feel this way too- I hate that people must like him and think he's a good guy, when I know better. Wonder if he ever thinks about the way he treated me....

thisismeusernameything Fri 08-Apr-16 23:56:09

My first primary school boyfriend now owns a huge kids talent agency but turned out to be gay. My first proper boyfriend is a headmaster. I get great satisfaction from knowing he's been married and divorced twice as I was the "problem"in our relationship. I dream of one day bumping into him and asking how he is with a smug grin on my face.

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