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Stalking for Love

Stalking as Love is a popular media convention in which stalking behavior is framed either as a romantic gesture or as an expression of love. Typically the stalker is a man who has a crush on a woman (though occasionally the genders are reversed). He will often go to extraordinary lengths to follow her, spy on her, trick her or otherwise surreptitiously learn as much about her as possible in an effort to win her over. His stalking-like behaviors are not framed as criminal or creepy but are instead framed as evidence of how much he cares for her. Sometimes his stalking even saves her life. He's usually successful in wooing her but even if he isn't the film always…

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