Before technology, a blind date was just that. Beforehand you would fantasize about what he or she would be like and imagine the two of you laughing over candlelight, discovering random common interests and, hopefully, falling head over heels. Not so much any more.
Now, instead of basking in pretty lighting, your face is illuminated by your phone as you prowl on Google for any shred of information you can find about the person you’re thinking about meeting for coffee. It might not be romantic but sometimes it’s very necessary.
Sometimes too much information is detrimental and might make it harder to find true love. But Google can be your friend if you’re meeting strangers. And in many cases, you tend to find more recent and realistic photos — always a bonus.
In this day and age, it’s a risk one might have to take. Because the things you could unearth could change everything. Some discoveries could be very tame but these horror stories from Whisper are anything but. Everything from learning he was married with kids, to seeing his mugshot, to being a registered sex offender, this will definitely make you add Google to your dating process.