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Old 01-24-2015, 01:51 PM
 
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I love how cyber stalking isn't considered creepy when women do it.
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Old 01-24-2015, 01:58 PM
 
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I love how cyber stalking isn't considered creepy when women do it.
To be a 'creep' you have to be male.
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Old 01-24-2015, 02:03 PM
 
Location: The #1 sunshine state, Arizona.
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Agreed. I mentioned before but one of the guys I was going to meet gave me bad vibes. I looked him up and saw he was a sex offender! Before I started dating my boyfriend I looked him up and found a lot of things, such as the fact he's been arrested before (most were misdemeanors and most happened many years ago). Another guy I was dating I Googled to find out he was married and another one had been married and divorced with a kid but claimed he was never married.
What source do you use to get such great details?
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Old 01-24-2015, 02:03 PM
 
Location: Lansing, MI
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I have looked up a few people from my past just to see how they were doing, but nothing more. An ex from long ago got married, had a kid (he claimed he never would, and relocated across the country, another guy I had sort of tried to date (we were just a bad match all the way around) years ago had relocated to the east coast. Another former love interest from my single days finally got married. Occasionally, I'll look up random high school classmates. I have to be in a huge slump of down time to start doing this.
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Old 01-24-2015, 06:36 PM
 
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What source do you use to get such great details?
The state sex registry, the county courthouse and just plain Google. I do this before I meet a guy because after being stung before I was careful. I no longer do online dating but this was when I did.
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Old 01-24-2015, 06:40 PM
 
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I love how cyber stalking isn't considered creepy when women do it.
In this case I actually was only looking his name up in Google. More curious about where he is in life and whether he got married. I didn't follow him on any site, I didn't Facebook friend him, I didn't look him up in the sex offender registry or courthouse records.
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Old 01-24-2015, 06:44 PM
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Location: Tall Building down by the river
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I'd like to know as well. When I google people I don't come up with much. Its also hard to figure out for sure you have the correct person.
I've had excellent results with beenverified tho but its not free.

If you google someone and know their full name, you will see

1. Their facebook page is it's linked to search engines

2. Their linkedin profile if it;s not set to private
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Old 01-24-2015, 07:14 PM
 
Location: PANAMA
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I googled a girl for another reason and found out she lied about her married last name...I didn't ask for it, but I felt there was something weird into it.

That and other things proved to me she had some lost screws over there.
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Old 01-24-2015, 07:19 PM
 
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I sometimes go a step further.

I found out one I was chatting with:

Had been sued numerous times
Lost her house in foreclosure
Had a speeding ticket list that looked like a grocery receipt from Costco
Filed BK

Court records can tell you a lot more than Google. Iím lucky my state still lets you search for free.

My research saved me from any wasted time
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Old 02-11-2015, 08:31 AM
 
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I'm not talking about meeting someone, deciding to get serious and then Googling. That makes sense and I always look them up online before getting serious. What I am talking about is meeting someone, never seeing them again then Googling them because of being curious.

I should explain better. Three years ago I was on Plenty of Fish and met a nice guy who at first seemed a perfect match. Like me he was never married and childless. He was looking for the one to get married and by coincidence at the mall they were having a bridal fair so we looked at it. He started talking about things like wedding cakes. It wasn't creepy, just matter of fact. We had a snack in the mall then walked around chatting. At the end we made plans to meet again but he emailed me to say he felt no chemistry. I really wasn't into him either but was going to give him another chance if he was interested. I thanked him for being honest and told him I felt the same way. We never spoke again.

Long story short I was bored and remembered his name. He apparently still isn't married but is in a relationship with a woman. She is actually several years older than him. No, I didn't friend him on Facebook or stalk him, just curious. In fact I was happy he found someone more to his liking. I've done this to several of the men I met that never went farther. No hard feelings just curious.
I google everybody and everything because its fun. Its almost like a treasure hunt. I can often take a profile of someone I've never met and find things out about them like you wouldn't believe.

One woman, a local insurance executive, posted super hot pictures of herself and looking for guys in their early 40's. Trouble is? She is in her mid 50's and lies about her age.

I've also found that most people on these dating sites have sketchy finances. Lots of foreclosures seem to pop up. Few own homes or have a lot of equity in them. I hate to sound snobby, but if you live in poverty you are probably not for me.

Finally, a fair amount of frequent flyers.many people I google seem to have two or more marriages!!!

Cyber stalking is a bit of an art, but its fun.
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