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Advice from the ladies!!!

(71 Posts)
MindOfAMan Wed 29-Oct-14 15:35:54

My DW always, always, always deletes the history on the tab. Sometimes I see her quickly closing screens when I enter room. If it was a DW asking about DH the reply would probably be ‘he’s looking at porn’. But what about the other way around? I come from an all male family (no sisters, mother died young) so am at a loss to how you ladies think. What’s the deal here?

ouryve Wed 29-Oct-14 15:39:48

Us ladies? hmm

gobbynorthernbird Wed 29-Oct-14 15:40:55

My advice would be not to talk to women in such a patronising manner.

GoatsDoRoam Wed 29-Oct-14 15:42:04

Well, she's hiding something from you.
Have you asked her?

Also, women are people, same as you. So "the ladies" think pretty much the same way as any other human being.

FrauHelga Wed 29-Oct-14 15:42:06

Why don't you just ask your wife?

KillmeNow Wed 29-Oct-14 15:46:29

Why cant she be looking at porn?

Back2Two Wed 29-Oct-14 15:51:32

Think you have posted here by accident instead of on the "Ladies what have psychic powers" website.

stressed39 Wed 29-Oct-14 15:53:23

Alright, calm down Female of the species, he's only asking.

Well, she's obviously hiding something from you.

Annarose2014 Wed 29-Oct-14 15:57:09

She's on a message board. It might not be anything to do with other guys, it just might be something she might find embarressing if you knew.

GiniCooper Wed 29-Oct-14 15:57:57

I always clear the history.
Sometimes I'm looking for gift ideas.
or I'm reading trashy embarrassing news stories that I wouldn't want him to see.
Or I just like to keep things clear out of habit.

Have you asked her?

Riverland Wed 29-Oct-14 16:02:01

She's looking at pictures of fluffy kittens and when she's not doing that she's looking at pictures of boots she wants to buy.

Bifauxnen Wed 29-Oct-14 16:04:02

Porn/mumsnet/gambling/selling weapons, drugs or people on the dark web/ buying you a secret gift/is just very protective of her privacy?

That's all I can think of. Probably one of the mn cumberbatch/Cox/capaldi perv threads imo.

enormouse Wed 29-Oct-14 16:05:13

Well, I like reading trashy fanfiction - especially stuff about obi wan kenobi and star wars. I minimise that when Dp comes over.

Maybe you could ask her? In a non patronising way.

TheHermitCrab Wed 29-Oct-14 16:11:42

Sorry you're getting such an uppity response from us ladies/lasses/females...etc whatever we don't find offence being called.

Although women are claiming not to be mind readers, if you read most posts on here you would find them jumping to conclusions about the man, so don't worry. I.E if it was a woman asking about her husband in the same way, there would be a ton of "Well he's obviously hiding something!"

Well.. She's obviously hiding something ;) lol.

Is it just recent? maybe she's looking at xmas presents and the like...

If it's a usual habit I'd just ask.. maybe it is porn, I delete my porn history, so does my partner, he denies he watches it, if he didn't I probably wouldn't delete mine so his loss ;) lol.

But it could be anything from that, to health issues, or maybe she's writing about you on here?

Who knows!

all you can do is ask really... and hope she doesn't get mad.

Yarp Wed 29-Oct-14 16:19:36

Threads with ladies in the title tend not to go well. Often unfairly.

But it's a good question.

I do this myself. It's because I'm embarrassed by the crap that I end up reading as a result of being on MN. Or if I'm looking for presents.

Yarp Wed 29-Oct-14 16:21:05

I may or may not have looked at a nudie picture of Huge Jackman as a result of thread here.

JeanSeberg Wed 29-Oct-14 16:22:44

I always clear my history too and I live alone.

TheHermitCrab Wed 29-Oct-14 16:23:14

I like being called a lady, it doesn't happen often smile I'll always take it the right way haha. Better than "you women" or whatever...

People are passing it off as "nothing" or making a joke, but if it was you gentlemen doing the same thing all sorts of suggestions and negativity pops up. It's never "maybe he's buying you a nice present" it's always "porn and another woman"

aaahhhh eck.

As yarp says.. maybe she's embarrassed too. Could be anything from "vaginal discharge" to "hardcore porn" she was googling! or it could have just been sky news and she's got computer OCD like me ;)

anonacfr Wed 29-Oct-14 16:23:32

I may or may not want to look at that picture.

TheHermitCrab Wed 29-Oct-14 16:27:25


Yarp Wed 29-Oct-14 16:30:11

i could not possibly advise you to google Hugh Jackman and beach.

TreadSoftlyOnMyDreams Wed 29-Oct-14 16:30:25

She's probably reading celebrity trash and is embarrassed by it.

AYellowCreation Wed 29-Oct-14 16:31:40

I'm single, but I always delete my history - not because I'm looking at porn etc just because I just do.

And if you need to come back for any further advice, I suggest you NC and then just ask a question - cut out the patronising crap - folk don't like it wink

enormouse Wed 29-Oct-14 16:33:25

<derails thread>

Full on nude jackman? Or just him as he appears in most films?

CogitoErgoSometimes Wed 29-Oct-14 16:35:38

I have my various computers set automatically to 'delete browsing history on exit'. I also delete my text messages and emails when the inbox gets a bit crowded. I'm not up to no good.... well, not often. I just like a little privacy.

So I think you have to put this in context. Is there a reason why you don't trust your DW? Other than deleting the browsing history, is there something in her behaviour or attitude that is making you suspicious? Do you communicate well normally? Talk to each other about what you do online? Is your relationship generally good or are there problems?

FWIW I wouldn't automatically think a man was hiding something if the behaviour was in isolation .

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