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Cyber stalking? I don't think so. He doesn't know I'm doing it, and I am not making any contact with him. Research? Mmmm, yeah.
If I google someone, I don't think I'm invading his privacy. The ones who invade his privacy are the ones who post personal information on the web: the individuals themselves, their friends, their employers, etc..
I was contacted by a guy on another site, and something about him just didn't ring true. In the second email he gave me his full name and his child's name, and told me his wife's name -- she had died a year previously. I googled and could not find an online obituary for her anywhere (and nowadays nearly every death has one). A message or two later it was clear he was a phony.
I agree it is IMHO cyber stalking. That sort of invasion of someone's privacy is not warranted. I think in the internet age some people think that they have the right too much of people's information. By all means protect yourself and remain cautious but treat each other with respect as well.
What do you mean? How am I being having any benefits over a woman in this regard?
You are right, Kate. I never thought of it from that perspective. Your children have a wise mother
I think this is a great point. I would like to suggest in addition to Googling someone, to also check state and county records. There are ways for people to modify their personal records, but the government records are documented by law. Do not forget to check out the records held within the county being currently resided in, but neighboring counties too.
I think we can state the obvious ad nauseum but from taking a quick look at the responses to this subject, I think people either miss the subject completely or are hyper-sensitive to it.
I think this thread could be summed up pretty easily:
If two people are meeting for the first time it is in the interest of each person to uncover any negative information about the other person (to the extent that it is legally possible) because either person might be out to swindle or harm the other. Women have to be especially careful in the event of the latter possibility because of the normal differences in strength between a man and a woman; the woman is usually at a disadvantage if she has to physically protect herself or her children.
I'm done here; good night.
No I'm not, but as I recall that wasn't part of the OP's question. By the way, would a woman be less likely to sniff out a axe murderer?
Let's hope for your sake that you are an excellent judge of character ;)