Searching For You

Searching For Family and Friends

Aug 30, 2018 |

Nearly everyone has someone that they’ve lost touch with over the years, whether it’s a classmate, neighbor, aunt, love interest or favorite teacher. Searching for those we’ve lost touch with is made easier through technology. While tracking down those that have moved away might not be easy, searching for family and friends could be just a click away.

Phone Apps

Searching through phone apps for information can be arduous unless you pick the right one. Be cautious of those that claim free services and then ask for credit card information. Phone lookup apps can be helpful when it comes to searching for phone numbers or addresses, given you know the area in which your target resides or works.

Search Engines

Google, Bing and other search engines are fountains of information when searching for old acquaintances or lost loved ones. Find work related posts, social media information, addresses, or phone numbers.

 

Social media

Millions of people use social media sites like Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Reddit, and LinkedIn, making it easier than ever before to find those absent from your life. These sites make it easy to connect and save you the potential awkwardness of making a phone call or an in-person visit. Additionally, social media allows you to share information and photos that reach across the miles.

Keep in mind that when searching for someone on certain social media sites, the person you are searching may find out about the request. If you want to keep it private, choose another method first.

Message Boards

Message boards may seem a bit outdated when searching for someone, but they still work. Boards attached to specific interest sites, public news sites, family locator, or genealogy sites have a lot to offer.

School Yearbook Sites

There are people in certain occupations that do not use social media or have their contact information in search engines. In that case, checking out their school yearbook site may yield the answer. If not, it may be easy to connect with a mutual friend or classmate who knows how to get in touch.

Relatives

Searching for your long-lost great aunt? Chances are she may not be on social media or any of the search engines. While genealogy sites could help, your best bet may be to contact your relatives and ask if they know how to contact Great Aunt Bessie. Technology is still your friend when it comes to finding her phone number or locating her house, and who knows? Maybe you’ll start sharing photos and stories online.

Background Check         

This option seems invasive for a standard search, but there are plenty of background check websites ready to give up personal information on almost anyone for a price. Background checks usually include a phone number, work history, known associates and relatives, and criminal history. It might be good information to have but telling the long-lost friend or family member that you ran a background check probably won’t go over too well. You may want to use it as a last resort.

Online Dating Apps And Reverse Phone Lookups

Oct 10, 2017 |

Dating apps have become quite popular recently. You may even know couples that have met via online dating apps and are now married! If you’re a single person and looking to meet a new person, you need to try online dating. However, it’s important to verify the identity of the person that you’re going to meet. The best way to do this is by running a reverse phone lookup on the person you’re going on a date with.

We’ll go over the best ways to stay safe with online dating and get the most out of it.

How To Choose The Right Dating App

There are many options for dating apps and it’s important that you pick the right one. Once you feel that you’ve found the right app you’ll need to make a profile.

After this you’ll start matching with and talking to new people in your area. It’s important for you to keep yourself safe when meeting people in person.

Reverse Phone Lookups And Dating

Oftentimes the first piece of information that you’ll exchange with a new person you’re chatting with is your phone number.

You can then use a phone number to verify the identity of the person and make sure they are who they say they are. This can be done simply by using a phone number tracing app to search for information on a phone number.

Meeting In Person

Once you’ve talked to a person enough to get to know them you may decide to meet in person. It’s always best to meet in a public place with the person.

Make sure you take your own transportation in case you ever feel uncomfortable and want to leave. Trust your intuition and if you don’t feel good about the situation, leave.

It’s most important to be safe when using online dating, so use your best judgement.