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Registered: 10-10-2012
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Wed, 10-10-2012 - 11:21pm
Hi! I've been corresponding w/ a guy from Match. I decided to google his user name and it showed him as having a Profile on Match and from Chicago, IL. This is a different city and state than what his Profile actually says. When I click on the Profile link from the search results, it takes me to his Profile (with pics) and it shows the city/state in which I live (and not Chicago). Yet the search results on the summary page clearly show Chicago, IL. This leads me to believe that he recently changed his city/state and the cached results are still showing in google. It makes me feel like he's either trying to meet women in other cities (he's in sales and travels) or he's some kind of scammer? I searched my own user name and user names of other members and the google results all show the correct city/state.

Comments? Be leery of this guy? I emailed him and stated that his Profile previously showed Chicago (but didn't state how I knew that) and asked if he's on the move. He hasn't replied yet, but I just sent it. I wanted to call him on it without being too accusatory.

What do you think?

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iVillage Member
Registered: 01-24-2011
Sat, 10-13-2012 - 1:08pm

I know of a guy who put a different city in his profile. He says he wants to know how "marketable" he is in another city.

iVillage Member
Registered: 11-28-1999
Fri, 10-12-2012 - 12:23pm

I've never really thought of Googling user names before I meet someone.  In one way if you found out a guy's real name and Googled it, it would be good to know if he had been convicted of crimes or something like that, but then again, in the old days we somehow managed to date people we met in bars & didn't know anything about & we still survived.

iVillage Member
Registered: 10-10-2012
Fri, 10-12-2012 - 11:44am
Why, I WILL be careful all I want! And you have a beautiful wknd!:smileyhappy:
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Registered: 06-06-2003
In reply to: camult
Fri, 10-12-2012 - 8:49am

I've checked people out before but always try to keep an open mind before judging them.  He might have just moved back.  You just never know.  Sometimes I think there is just way too much info available out there and have found many times that it's not all the way it appears.  Just go it slow.

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Registered: 07-16-2001
In reply to: shywon
Fri, 10-12-2012 - 7:43am

Be suspicious all you want.  I just think it's such a small thing to be so concerned over.  Just because you mentioned it, that doesn't mean everyone would. 

iVillage Member
Registered: 10-10-2012
Thu, 10-11-2012 - 8:13pm
Agreed, Music! I'm a positive person and not jaded (yet!), but I make it a practice to google user names if I start communication with someone. There are certain patterns and truths that exist in OLD and the world of scammers. I also have a very accurate sixth sense and I trust it. I believe that if he truly just relocated from Chicago, his Profile would mention it. I relocated about a year ago from another state and I very prominently mentioned it in my Profile.

Sure, I could be wrong, I just happen to think I'm right. :smileyhappy: If he thinks it's strange of me to mention it, then he's not my type anyway. The men that I know would support me being cautious and Internet savvy, up to and including the googling of user names.
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Registered: 11-28-1999
Thu, 10-11-2012 - 7:49pm

It could be true that he just moved, but after reading tons of OLD profiles, I find that guys who just did move (I'm talking from some distance away not the next town) will usually say something like "I just moved here, I'm new to the area" etc.

Community Leader
Registered: 07-16-2001
Thu, 10-11-2012 - 6:15pm
I dunno...my honest opinion is that a guy is allowed to move and shouldn't worry about women googling him and thinking he's up to something just because a search comes up with his old city. I moved four years ago and my old address is still out there. He probably waited to respond because he wasn't sure about you after you mentioned it. I have no problem doing a search once I know a guy's real name (I've discovered one was married that way), but I don't know if I'd jump to the conclusion you did based on a search.
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Registered: 01-25-2010
In reply to: xxxs
Thu, 10-11-2012 - 5:15pm

Here are some resources for Romance scams. 

http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/financial_scams/financial_scams_4554.html

http://thehightechsociety.com/dating-site-scams/

  Remember that with the internet finding out maps,local news etc is very easy. 

chaika

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Registered: 10-10-2012
Thu, 10-11-2012 - 3:01pm
LOL!! OMG, that's just like the one that I saw! Do you think some women actually fall for the ones that are that bad, either because they didn't read it well or because they believe the person just doesn't have a grasp of English? Scary thought!

I'm going to pass on the one who wrote back to me to tell me that he recently moved. I have a bad feeling. Always go with the gut.

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