Firefox ate my relationship!

March 24, 2006 10:50 AM

The story goes like this: a man and a woman shared the use of a computer. Man visits questionable dating sites but was careful to utilise Firefox’s “Clear Private Data” function which clears saved passwords, cookies, browsing history and the cache. BUT it does not erase the list of sites to “Never Save Password” for.

Woman stumbles across this list of sites which included, you guess it, those questionable dating sites. Result? 5-year relationship ended just like that.

A couple of good points come from the links below and I shall sum it thus:

  • Never do anything on a PC that is not solely used by yourself, that you are afraid ppl will know about. No matter how careful or techy you think you are, you will slip up. Guilty conscious ppl always do.
  • Having said that, is visiting dating sites but not going on any dates enough reason to end the relationship? A similar analogy is: a man may like looking at other women but is ultimately faithful, would you still dump him? Highly debatable.

I don’t know about you but that’s why I do all my porn surfing on one computer only – the one in my room. 😉

‘Firefox flaw wrecked my relationship’ | The Register
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6 thoughts on “Firefox ate my relationship!

  1. emiriyoshikawa

    Delete cookies every now and then… but it’s normal for guys to surf porn lah, if like this 80% of couples will have to break up liao!

    I guess she already have some issues with him, and that was the last straw!

  2. mooiness Post author

    emiriyo: that could be the logical explanation. Otherwise, browsing dating sites as a breakup reason just seem “weak” to me.

  3. Nadia

    Hehe, this might very well be the case when it comes to my relationship with Bruce, and Civilization IV.

    Personally, I don’t get why some girls get so upset about their guys watching/reading porn:

    1. It’s not like he’s having sex with someone else.
    2. The more he relieves himself, the less likely he’ll bug her for sex. (unless of course she’s a nympho)
    3. It could give him ideas to spice up their relationship. Of course, whether these ideas are good or bad, is another thing lah.



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