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New Survey: 72% of Singles Research Their Dates Online

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SpokeoThe need to search and research that cute guy or girl you have a digital crush, or to see if someone is cheating on you seems to be growing in popularity.

A new poll of 2046 people conducted by Harris Interactive for People Search site Spokeo shows over 3/4 of singles 18+ want to know more about their date before they even meet in person, early on in a relationship.

What are singles looking for when they’re sneaking a peek online?

The survey’s results showed the following:

  • 58% were interested in finding out about their date’s past
  • 45% wanted to feel more confident about their date
  • 31% wanted to see if they had friends in common
  • 26% wondered if they were cheating

With search engines still the most popular way to check out your date (68%), social networks are creeping up to a close second at 64%.

While many confront their date about suspicious activity if they think they’re cheating, some take the digital data at face value and actually end the relationship.

The infographic below highlights the details of this latest poll.

Are you checking our your dates? Does your digital dating include using social media site such as Facebook to find out more or using search engines when you’re a cyber-sleuth?

Your comments are welcome!


72% of Americans Search Before They Date – An infographic by the team at Spokeo People Search

Julie Spira is a top Online Dating Expert and author of the bestseller, The Perils of Cyber-Dating: Confessions of a Hopeful Romantic Looking for Love Online. She creates Irresistible Profiles for singles on the dating scene. For more online dating advice, sign up for the free Weekly Flirt newsletter and follow @JulieSpira on Twitter.


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