Lol.article (from The Observer) proves how crazy and paranoid the American people are? It has also made it easier for people to create fake identities and to invent jobs, homes and lifestyles that they simply do not have.
.The latest must-have accessory for New York's daters - a private eye Paul Harris in New York Sunday November 19, 2006 The Observer Preparing for a date in New York can be labour-intensive. Whereas online dating is still seen as slightly desperate in much of Europe, in America it has become a normal part of life.
Sitting in his office on Manhattan's Upper West Side, Skipp Porteous runs Sherlock Investigations. They lie about their marital status or they lie about their job,' said Porteous.
Many New Yorkers are no longer taking their romantic prospects at their word, instead running extensive background searches that cover their criminal record, education, previous jobs and address history.
Certain US states want to make such checks mandatory for dating websites.
An Intelius TV advert even features a woman unaware that her prospective date is a violent sex offender.
In the city's hot and heavy dating scene, the latest trend for the legion of single people is to check exactly whom they are meeting for dinner with the help of the city's famed private detective agencies.
One information services company, Intelius, specifically targets daters.
Well, experts say the checks might come up with the most unexpected answer of all: a date was telling the truth about being an astronaut or a beauty queen. She lacked the physical voter support at the ballot box.... Must be our subruler Saturn, DO YOU WANNA VENT ABOUT ANYTHING OR ANYONE TODAY THAT IS IRRITATING YOU OR JUST VENT YOUR FEELINGS, DO IT HERE. Here's mine: this is what I wanna say to her : Your a pain in the butt but I'm crazy about you, I know it's late and your I have him for a class and for lunch.
The firm uses powerful software and databases to collect information on an individual which is then collated into a report for the customer. The world has changed and this sort of thing is pretty normal for the way people date now,' said Petersen.Some online dating websites now conduct background checks on anyone signing up for them to weed out people who are potentially violent or dangerous.