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Improve your love life with the dating tips in these videos.
You Will Need
- Some free time
- And patience
Find out date's names
Find out all you can about your date's name—get any former married names, maiden name, nicknames, and middle names.
Conduct Google searches on all variations of your date's name—first name with full middle and last name, first name with middle initial and last name, et cetera.
Google email & phone number
Run Google searches of the person's email address and phone number.
Check Google images
Check Google images for pictures of the person.
Search social networking sites
See if your date has a page on MySpace, Facebook, or other social networking sites.
Do background search
Do a background search by logging on to www.backgroundcheckgateway.com, which helps people conduct free investigations.
Check dating sites
Check Match.com and other popular dating sites for profiles of the person.
Check sex offender registries
Make sure your date is not a sexual predator by logging on to www.fbi.gov, which provides links to various states' online sex offender registries.
Go on a date
If you don't find anything alarming, appalling, offensive, or illegal, go out on that date—and draw your own conclusions.