A relationship question for our modern times: Do you Google the people you date? Before a blind date? After a first date? Just quick background check? It’s undoubtedly the greatest invention in history if you want to check up on your exes, but what about Googling the people you’re meeting right now? It was the topic of much discussion in a Jezebel thread last week, and a recent article in the Washington Post.
Now we tackle the issue head-on: Does hitting the search engines ahead of time spoil the thrill of discovery? Does it ruin the romance? Or is checking people out on-line just common sense?