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Do you Google dates before grabbing a drink with them? If you get into the habit of searching a date online after they ask you out, be warned — you might not like what you find.
According to a recent study, nearly half of all online adults in the United States have searched for a romantic interest, whether that romantic interest was a current partner or someone they were simply curious about going out with.
In fact, searches related to romantic relationships are the most common searches among online U.S. adults. Of those who search their romantic interests, the study found 32 percent of them searched for an ex and 26 percent searched for a partner they were currently seeing.
“Forty-eight percent found something
that made them cancel the date.”
The study found it’s even more common to Google potential dates, and it’s highly likely your potential date has Google’d you as well. The results of those searches can determine whether you or your romantic interest will follow through on the date.
According to the study, 48 percent of U.S. adults that searched someone before a first date found something that made them cancel the date, while 51 percent said they found something that convinced them to go ahead with the date.