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*nods* Last names should be reserved until right before meeting, but I think it's absolutly essential to exhange last names at some point! My internet footprint that acutally doesn't exist anyway apperantly name has a first and last name, granted it's my pen name for when I eventually publish, but still! It probably comes from being used to being called by my last name all through middle school and high school and from being friends with multiple Rebecca's, and sharing a lunch table with two of them for a whole year in high school, but I think last names are essential for distinguishing people.
Until one gets to my name.. While my internet footprint is there, one might have to wde through a few references to an eight plus year old, who was connected to some not so nice people and happenings. And he is not related, that I know of..
Thanks, Shara. Just curious, how did you quote me without my name showing up in the quote?
I just deleted what I did not want in between the quote. Just make sure that you do not delete the parentheses. I hope that helps.
That is truly a sad and scary thought. But I say that anyone who is not your spouse or your child asking you for money is a no no and would be an immediate stop sign for me. I had an old lady in my bank almost get truly scammed by a young man on facebook but thankfully I caught it. My recommendation is that if anyone asks you for money who is in a romantic situation with you you should ask them to ask one of their guy friends or girlfriends even if they say it is an emergency. It does not matter how long you have known them. Seems hard and harsh but having seen first hand what some of these money scams are, it is necessary.
Now this is a very reasonable caution and an example of being prudent.
No, I don't google search people as there are so many inaccuracies on the internet. Sort of like dating a "French model" that the girl found on the internet. If you have seen the State Farm commercial on that, you would understand what I mean.
But If I were to have a few dates or more, I would definitely do a background check and I have done one a year or so ago and the guy had a criminal record a mile long, owed 250k, and who knows if he was running from the law. Quite scary!!!! So, I don't usually Google, but get the Facts from other sources. You would think you could weed them out right away, but sometimes when they appear too nice, be careful! A con is a con and you just have to figure out their intent and something didn't feel right and that is what prompted the background check and than I ran like Hell.
Better to be safe than sorry with facts.
It would be so easy, then to do a reverse lookup of your home number, find out your address, make a date with you...and have my pals rob your house while you are buying me dinner.
Portland is rough! I feel like a real gentleman now, since none of my date were robbed!
Absolutely!!! I find out alot this way. Even guys have to protect themselves against the unobvious things. I also will check the court records of where they live. You can search "Cleveland Court Records Public Information" and look people up by there name. I found alot out about people that helped me know if I wanted or did not want to date them. IE forclosure, debt, etc. It may sound crazy but its so worth it. Stalking or creeping is when you are obsessed with someone - looking someone up to make sure they are sane and that you want to date them I would call being very smart.