Covert online investigation on other people? Seriously, it's really not as
bad as it sounds and it is your complete right to know everything about the person
you met at an online dating site and are corresponding with.
Since there are
dishonest people out there (usually horny married people looking to score) you might as well use all the free online
people search and people investigative resources available at your disposal. You can use one or all of the below
people research ideas and web site links. All the links will open up a new window for you,
and are to sites that provide this information to you for free. If by chance
they start charging for the information, please let me know via my contact
page so I can remove them from below. Likewise if you have a web site that
provides free people research, investigative, or database information and
you'd like it listed here then please send me a link to your site.
Once I check
out what your site has to offer, it's confirmed as useful here and it's
free, I'll post your site either here if it relates to people searches,
people finders or people locators... or I'll list you on our
Link Friends page if it's a cool web site -
OK, let's get back on track here. First of all... I recommend you check out
one of the better
Free People Search web
site I've located to date, it's called People Ferret and it's where I found
all the cool people research sites links listed below. People Ferret by the
way isn't your standard people search site as much as a people search "resource" site with thousands of links to sites where you can do do
reverse people searches, locate hard to find telephone
numbers, checkout a persons real age, the value of their house (public
records section) and a bunch more. Once you're
finished there you can then use any of my (ahem) borrowed links below to find
out exactly who the person really is behind that online dating profile!
Googling People via the Google Search Engine.
Yes you heard right, and in case you've never heard about "Googling" someone
here's the inside scoop on what it's about. Google is the most popular
search engine online and has literally billions of pages of online web pages
and information stored on it's search engine hard drives. To you this means
there's a very good chance that the person you're corresponding with has
information about themselves listed out there somewhere on the Internet
whether they realize it or not. Their information could be listed at an
online club, blog, forum, guestbook, or really anywhere.
In order for this to work the best it takes a little bit of search savvy
plus some investigative skills on your part. In the long run the time that
you invest in "Googling" someone could prove to be well worth your time
since it could show you who that the person really is. And on the other hand
it could also save you ton's of time (and possible heart ache) if you find
out that this person has been lying to you and is a fake.
OK here's what you'll need, most of which you can expect to be able to
gradually collect over a period of time through their email correspondence
or on their profile:
First Name and Last Name. This is the
minimum, however if his name is Bob Smith for instance, then there will be
too many search engine listings for that search term to be of any value to
you. To further define the search engine results, you can add the additional
information below (from your emails, chat, their profile, phone conversations
etc.) in various combinations.
Other search items: City, address, age, profession, hobbies,
occupation, email signature line, email account host, things passionate
Go ahead and try a search
now, even if using your own name (first and last) or the name of a friend,
family member or co-worker of yours. On the next page you can return back to
this page easily via the "back" button.
might confirm from your Google research is that Bob Smith is in fact an
attorney, living in Dallas, he is 32, has made postings at the "save the
whales" web site (his email signature showed "save the whales" below his
name in his last email to you), and he has a profile listed at Yahoo (his
email account host) that mentions his love of basket weaving which he does
to relax after a hard day at the office - hmmmm you didn't know that about
him did you, but you do now. On the other hand you could find out absolutely
nothing about him (no information about him online, or not enough
search term information collected by you). On a bad note you could also find out that
through the information you've collected and the Googling you've completed that
he's really 21, lives at home with Mom and Dad, is unemployed and he's
really just looking for a sugar mamma to take care of him!
So don't expect
immediate Google miracles however, do understand that the more information
you have on your potential mate and the more time you spend refining you Googling
better your overall search results outcome.