So here’s what not to do: Don’t physically follow the person to get your information. “Constantly calling or texting to see if he answers, asking to see his phone without reason, and insisting he call you at certain times throughout the day and night are over-the-top behaviors on your part,” says O’Toole.It’s important to remember that it comes down to feeling comfortable with your date.And no need to feel like a #creeper here, as this is all public information anyway.These are the same types of services employers and landlords use to screen potential employees and tenants.We’ve collected some expert tips on how to conduct your own “background check” without looking like a creeper. Quick, easy, and fast, this is the most basic way to find out if your date is normal or a complete looney tune.If there’s something—say, for instance, a few tweets—that makes you feel uneasy, it’s good to speak up. If he tells you he’s a “vice president of global operations” but the firm’s website lists him as an assistant, look out.
In under five minutes, you will know who you’re dating.You don’t have to be “friends” or even follow each other to learn more about your new date. “If you ask your new guy to be Facebook friends, and he refuses, he may be hiding something.” Be your own private investigator.