When is the last time you went out on a date that someone set up for you? Tell the truth. Hey, it’s only you reading this article to yourself right now! Did you do a little detective work on the ole internet?
It’s nearly impossible to have an old fashioned blind date in today’s modern web savvy world!
So, your best friend set you up this Friday with the new coworker they think is perfect for you or the long lost, second cousin they just found out about. Hey after all, how cool would that be, to actually be part of your best buds’ family; right?
Well, maybe? Then again, maybe not! Doing a little private eye work on the web allows you the chance to do a little checking on this possible new love connection.
It doesn’t take a badge today to check out some basics and then some. Starting with the most current social sites like Facebook, MySpace, and Twitter can lead you to a whole slew of info. It can lead you on a journey from their favorite music bands and must watch, prime time, TV shows recorded on their DVR to the people who have inspired them most in life! You could snag some other important tidbits like: what they do for a living, age from birthday info, and where they grew up based on high school and/or college data. Even how popular they are! Are tons of friends posted on their social sites?
Don’t forget one of the most basic but highly crucial facts…the picture! It should be posted all over their sites. This isn’t meant to be shallow, but typically there’s got to be some sort of physical attraction. Otherwise it’s rather futile to continue, if you can’t even bring yourself to wonder what it’d be like to be in their life, long-term!
Don’t forget to investigate a possible LinkedIn account. That could offer some more realistic data, as most people use it for business purposes or rather, the new internet business card!
Hey, another thing! Since this is a blind date, doing a little sleuthing work is by far, in no way, being a creepy stalker in today’s times…instead let’s call you “the new millenniums’, smart single field guide.” Personally, I’d rather be safe and stealthy than naive and a victim of rape or worse! So a word of caution, be careful out there today dating, and do a little homework for yourself!
Tip: Make sure someone you know, knows where you will be on this blind date and have a check-in time when you call them to make sure you’re still safe and sound! Trust me your loved ones will thank me if you heed this advice!
Tip: This article is based on people being honest on their social sites; please note that not everyone’s cyber social data is to be trusted. There are some fakers out there that can be out to do more harm than good. Please refer to the tip above, and if you have any doubt for any reason wait, don’t go alone, or don’t go at all.
By the way: If by chance there is no data to be found what so ever on this new possible lover…that may mean nothing or it may be a big fat red flag staring you in the face, alerting trouble ahead!
This info applies to both genders…remember boys and girls… be yourselves, have fun, but make sure you are as safe as you can be! Play it smart and do a little investigating!
Have any tips for the singles venturing out on a blind date? Been on a good, bad, or horrible blind date? I’d love for you to share in the comments section! Feel free to email me with any comments or questions too.