So how can you use your social networks to boost your social life? Use search engines to see what information is available online about you.You may find that your home address, relatives’ names and other personal information are out there.
Make your searchable self show only what you’re comfortable sharing with strangers.
Search Around - If you haven't been looking up your potential dates online, start now.
Online searches and public postings can help you verify that your love interest is who she says she is or does what she says she does.
They can also reveal red flags or lapses in judgment that you might not otherwise learn about until much later - if ever - in a relationship.
There’s no doubt that social media like Facebook, Flickr and Twitter make it easy to keep in touch with friends and family, promote your business, and follow your favorite topics.
But like any other tool, social media work best when used wisely - especially when it comes to dating.Making connections and getting timely information can be useful on the dating scene.On the other hand, it’s easy to slip into TMI territory with someone you hardly know.If nothing else, you’ll find out whether your potential date has a good handle on her online image.Think Before You Friend - A good date is a good start, but you don’t need to link in with everyone you have dinner or drinks with.Carefully considering whom you add to your networks can save time and awkwardness, if those early dates don’t pan out.