According to a new survey of 5,481 singles by Match.com, 48 percent of women research a guy before the first date. Tech savvy people everywhere are now “pre-dating” their dates, by scouring the internet for any information they can find on them. From Google, to Facebook, to LinkedIn, the practice of pre-dating is turning everyone into internet sleuths.
Sussing out a date beforehand could weed out some rotten apples. But there are those who think that Google’ing a person you’re going out on a date with is passe.
The Guardian recently asked readers whether “stalking a crush online” was faux pas, 24 percent voted that it was. Apparently the less you know about a person before you date them, the better. It’s like a version of abstinence. I swear to abstain from Google’ing the men I may date.
Sorry, ain’t happening.
I mean, what happens after you Google the person, and the results aren’t too appetizing? Do you let them know that you’ve been snooping around their online footprint? Or do you just cut it off cold turkey? Out of sight, out of mind?
Clutchettes, do you Google a person before you go out with them? What do you do when you don’t find information online about them?