Recently, a young man asked me out on Facebook and upon us communicating on the phone; he began to run down a list of information he found out about me via various online sources and I wasn’t sure if I should be flattered or cautious.
He knew my age, the school I went to, some of my hobbies and a few other things…. I was like okayyyyyyy. He even quoted something I wrote on Global Grind haha.
So, I did the obvious… I posted my question on my Facebook wall LOL - “should I be flattered or cautious about someone researching me prior to going out”
And trust me the comments and perspectives ran the gambit; however majority of the post had a negative view on the “digital dig” or what I like to call the new “innocent” background check.
But I had to ask myself, were the negative responses because the guy TOLD ME he did some online research on me or because THE RESEARCH itself was done….
Because upon meeting a guy, I’ve checked out their facebook page or type their name into Google to see what came up.
But did I cheat a little bit on getting to know the person or was I being smart and participating in the “new age” of dating and/or being proactive?
I am not sure…