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Is there another internet?

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Fantasyfumble Wed 16-Aug-17 22:54:10

Some weirdo I met on a dating site claimed he used a different internet to what everyone else uses

Kinda paranoid he may have been able to snoop on me snooping on him . Googling potential dates is normal right?! I thought everyone did it and just didn't admit it

But why would he say that? Could he have been?

StaplesCorner Wed 16-Aug-17 22:56:42

could he have been a weirdo? Yes, yes he is. HTH! wink

Whinesalot Wed 16-Aug-17 22:56:42

There is the Dark web but I don't know how it is accessed or anything. Am intrigued to know if anyone else does.

SasBel Wed 16-Aug-17 22:57:33

Well there is a darknet, where criminals and paedophiles allegedly hang out. Apparently very difficult to access. Not sure that helps you though!

squoosh Wed 16-Aug-17 22:57:36

He must mean the dark web. But only wrong 'uns lurk about on the dark web.

McTufty Wed 16-Aug-17 22:58:11

If he is on the dark web, steer clear. It terrifies me.

MaroonPencil Wed 16-Aug-17 22:59:42

The dark web.

Mysteriouscurle Wed 16-Aug-17 22:59:48

Ive heard of the dark net but I wouldnt venture there. Even if I knew how. And id be a bit suspicious of someone who did use it. Although that may be my paranoia. I just dont understand what legitimate use you could find on there that you wont find on the "normal" internet

PollyFlint Wed 16-Aug-17 23:00:05

Are you sure he didn't mean a different internet browser?

There is no 'different internet'. If he really meant that, he is either:

- mad
- a massive liar
- trying to wind you up or scare you
- hinting at use of the 'Dark Web' (but that isn't actually a 'different internet' as such, it's illegal websites for things like drugs, guns and child porn that are accessed through specific software that covers user's tracks)

Fantasyfumble Wed 16-Aug-17 23:00:07

He said his job was security. I assumed that meant he stood in a shopping centre or worked nights as a bouncer though

He was definitely a weirdo and incredibly paranoid but just wondered why so much with me. I didn't think I had a stalker vibe but maybe I did

Mandysmumbun Wed 16-Aug-17 23:00:22

Agree with Mc, if he's telling you it's the dark Web stay very clear.

AssassinatedBeauty Wed 16-Aug-17 23:00:25

He could mean the dark net, rather than the Internet. Not sure why he'd think that was a great advert for him as a potential date.

WhatToDoAboutThis2017 Wed 16-Aug-17 23:00:32

But only wrong 'uns lurk about on the dark web.

Not true. It has a bad reputation because criminals and paedophiles use it, but I know people who use it simply because they don't want to be tracked (they're not doing anything illegal, it's just google and other companies keep a shitload of info on you you'd be horrified to know about), or because they want to download torrents more safely.

Farontothemaddingcrowd Wed 16-Aug-17 23:00:40

The dark web, accessed through a browser called Tor. It means that the user is untraceable.

Garlicansapphire Wed 16-Aug-17 23:01:15

Mad or a weirdo. Glad you didnt go on a date.

SymphonyofShadows Wed 16-Aug-17 23:01:16

He might use the dark web, be a complete lying fantasist twat, or be the only person who actually enjoys using Bing grin

notevernotnevernotnohow Wed 16-Aug-17 23:01:28

the dark net isn't a different internet, there is only one internet.

And he's a dickhead.

StickThatInYourPipe Wed 16-Aug-17 23:03:46

Lol are you sure he didn't meant he uses Mozilla when most others use Internet Exploder or Safari grin

LoyaltyAndLobster Wed 16-Aug-17 23:04:19

What led him to say it? Did it just come up in conversation?

PollyFlint Wed 16-Aug-17 23:04:24

The thing is, all the different possible meanings/implications of what he said do point to him being a massive twat one way or another, so you are right to steer clear.

Fantasyfumble Wed 16-Aug-17 23:06:08

Mahoosive drip feed but there was a time I was waiting to see if he'd read a WhatsApp and kept checking to see if he was online

I don't think I was stalking as much as just anxious and curious about how keen he was or wasn't to interact

Anyways it's all moot as we never dated and in hindsight he was a narcissistic twat although he looks pretty from photos

However he called me out on it and said I had been looking at his WhatsApp. Yeah I had. But I made sure I wasn't "...typing" so how the fuck did he do this?

I can't tell, would love to know

OrgyofSausages Wed 16-Aug-17 23:08:32

If he is on the darkweb he is a pervert or paedo or both.

StickThatInYourPipe Wed 16-Aug-17 23:09:38

Fantasyfumble He knew becuase he is part of this century where people obsess about seeing if other people are online, when they were last online, have read sent messages and if they are replying or ignoring.

Honestly I think he's just a bit of a dick tbh

JaniceBattersby Wed 16-Aug-17 23:09:42

He didn't know, it was a guess. Whatsapp is encrypted to fuck. Unless he's some kind of hacker genius?

Fantasyfumble Wed 16-Aug-17 23:10:07

Yes @LoyaltyAndLobster he was threatening me if I ever bought trouble to his door he'd come after me.

Had no intention of doing so and was done with his paranoia and rather confused about it

I hadn't done anything I didn't think we've all been guilty of doing out of curiosity but generally wouldn't admit (google, wondering if was online on social media)

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