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How to gain more information about a person before going on a date with them

So, you want to know more about the person you are planning a date with, but you probably do not want it to be a comprehensive background check or something that you will have to pay to use. With a little help of the Internet, you will not have to. Of course, it is normal that you want someone normal for a date and it before you start the digging, you should know and understand what you are doing and what impact it might have. While you can find out a lot of information about a person, you should also be cautious about the information you can find. Here are some tips on how you can find out more about your date:

1. Find and use free public records

You can use public record websites, since all you will have to do is enter the person’s name, pay a small fee, and you will be able to get more information then you were looking for. However, in a lot of cities, there is a possibility of you getting records for free and without any effort. You should start by checking out the free public records search directory. Of course, you will need to know the name of the person and where they live in order to get information about them.

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2. Use people search engines

And we are back to our best friend, the Internet. The Internet will offer you several search engines that are going to give you various information about the person you are searching for. It is a perfect way to find enough data that you can later cross-reference to find exactly what you want. For example, will offer you a chance to do a background check on your date in order to avoid being tricked. So, you will be able to get truthful information on people that you will want to go out with.

3. Cross reference what you know

While search engines might be helpful, regular search engines might also provide you with some info. This will work if you already possess some information that you can cross-reference with the things you find. For example, if you know the person’s email address, you can start by searching the whole address, however, you can also shorten it and find even more information about the person.

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4. If everything else fails, you will always have social media platforms

Generally, you will probably want to stick to the tips mentioned above, however, if you are not getting any results from the previous options, you can try searching for someone on Facebook. By friending someone, you can gain access to their profiles and wall, simply by adding them as a friend. You will be able to browse through their photos, videos, and the posts they made and in that way, you can come a little bit closer to actually figuring out what they are like.


If you are worried about someone before your first date or if you simply want to have more information about someone, you can use the tips and tricks above to find exactly what you are looking for.

Peter is a freelance writer with more than eight years of experience covering topics in politics. He was one of the guys that were here when the started.