So you braved the online world of dating and found someone for Valentine’s Day. Now, you want to learn more about them before you meet, to make sure he or she is who they say are. That’s something you can easily check with a reverse phone number search. You also want to know that they don’t have a shady past. Here are some of the ways that you can verify information about someone you met on the Internet before your date:
Do A Reverse Phone Number Search
You should have your date’s phone number, so you can talk with them before your date or let them know if you’re running late. Once you have their number, you can find out a lot of information about them, without letting them know. The first thing you should do is a reverse phone number search. It’ll tell you who that number is registered to, even if it’s a cell phone number. This way, you can be sure your date’s name is real. And you may be able to find out more information, too. One woman I know did a reverse phone number search on her date and found out the phone was registered to his wife. Needless to say, she cancelled the date.
Social Media Search
Since you have your date’s name, phone number, and photo, you can look them up on social media to see what you can find out about them. First go to Facebook, since most people include their actual information on their profile. Do a search for your date’s name. If nothing comes up, try doing a reverse phone number search on Facebook. Very few people these days don’t have Facebook accounts, so you should be able to find something, even if it’s just an old account. You can verify it’s your date’s by seeing if their photos match the ones on their dating profile. In addition, you might be able to find out what they do for a living, whether or not they have kids, or where they live.
After searching Facebook, you can also look on Twitter, Instagram, and WhatsApp to see if you can find your date’s profiles on those sites, too.
Search Public Records
You might have to spend a little money to do a thorough public records search, but it’s money well spent. A public records search will tell you how old your date really is, in case they lied on their profile. You’ll also find out if they’ve been arrested or charged with a crime in the past. And that’s important to know if you’re going on a date with them. It’s always a smart idea to find out as much about someone you met online before you actually meet them. And just to be on the safe side, before you go on your date, make sure that a friend or family member knows their name and phone number, too.