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Am I crazy for not Google stalking my dates?

I’m extremely late to the online dating scene. For years, while friends slogged their way through fumbled texts, awkward drinks, and ghosting, I watched mindfully from the sidelines. Now that I’m finally getting into the game, I thought I’d have a leg up—I’ve got all the knowledge and none of the cynicism!

Just a few weeks into my “debut,” however, I feel like a house cat let out into the wild. I’m also finding that I have tons of extremely specific questions at every juncture. To get on the right path from the start, I’ve enlisted the help of my coworkers, along with a few professionals, for Swiped—our new original video series about online dating etiquette.

First up, to Google stalk or not to Google stalk? Personally, I have not been Googling my dates before we hang out, which is something I take pride in. But after being told several times that my dates Googled me ahead of time, I’m wondering if I should rethink my methods. Watch and hear what our experts advise.

Have questions of your own? Shoot them my way at sexandlife@fusion.net.

Check out Fusion’s special “The Search for Sexy” to learn about the science of how we date and mate today.

Am I crazy for not Google stalking my dates?

I’m extremely late to the online dating scene. For years, while friends slogged their way through fumbled texts, awkward drinks, and ghosting, I watched mindfully from the sidelines. Now that I’m finally getting into the game, I thought I’d have a leg up—I’ve got all the knowledge and none of the cynicism!

Just a few weeks into my “debut,” however, I feel like a house cat let out into the wild. I’m also finding that I have tons of extremely specific questions at every juncture. To get on the right path from the start, I’ve enlisted the help of my coworkers, along with a few professionals, for Swiped—our new original video series about online dating etiquette.

First up, to Google stalk or not to Google stalk? Personally, I have not been Googling my dates before we hang out, which is something I take pride in. But after being told several times that my dates Googled me ahead of time, I’m wondering if I should rethink my methods. Watch and hear what our experts advise.

Have questions of your own? Shoot them my way at sexandlife@fusion.net.

Check out Fusion’s special “The Search for Sexy” to learn about the science of how we date and mate today.

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