Your Online (Dating) Footprint

9 Aug

I’m going to be totally honest with you guys –   I have signed up for a RIDICULOUS online dating website, which I will disclose at a later time.  The reasons were three-fold.

1)  A co-worker told me about how ridiculous it is, and suggested I take a look.

2)  Without me mentioning the site AT ALL,  they randomly started following my CatLady account on Twitter.

3)  You know I am hoping for some entertaining material for you all.

So, again, more to come on what the website is, and my experiences with it.. but, I started looking around to see the kind of people on there.  All but one were not my “type” at all..  and that one.. that one was FREAKING ADORABLE.

Suddenly, I had a sense of horror..  I want to meet this guy, but I can’t possibly meet him on this site.   I don’t mind that he’s there..  (it’s not a fetish site or anything..) but if this is the future Mr. CatLady… I really don’t want to announce to anyone that I met him on ReallyWeirdWebsite dot com.

I did what every sane female would do.  I immediately reverse searched his photo to see if I could find him on any other, more respectable, dating website.   Apparently not.

I, then, google searched his username.   Bingo.  He IS on other dating websites, like No Strings Attached dot com,  Adult Friend Finder dot com,  Ashley Madison dot com, and Tranny Connections dot com, just to name a few.  (Complete with photos.. definitely the same guy, for the record.)

So – here’s your lesson for the day:   Men of the interwebs…  I know you are males, and I know sometimes you do shady stuff.   Okay, a LOT of times you do shady stuff..  If it’s not something you’d be proud of anyone knowing, for goodness sakes  – don’t use the same fucking username!

Then, he popped up as a quiver match on OKCupid the next day.  Umm.. pass.

13 Responses to “Your Online (Dating) Footprint”

  1. Perpetual Prude August 9, 2013 at 4:11 am #

    HA! Something similar happened to me. A guy came up as a 95% match on OKCupid and we exchanged a few emails. He seemed nice, cute, respectable, etc. So I googled his username and found his DIC PIC on a sketchy hook-up site, of which he claimed he was bisexual also. No thanks. I messaged him back on OK and suggested he switch up his username, unless he wanted girls to find his erect penis picture and his sexual itentiy something else than what he claimed on OK. haha! Oh the interwebs…

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  2. Daphne August 9, 2013 at 12:32 pm #

    Oh I am SO doing this for guys from now on!

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  3. Belle Vierge August 9, 2013 at 1:07 pm #

    You are TOO funny. I never even thought to google guys’ usernames or reverse image search their pictures. Luckily the bf didn’t turn out to be creepy, but yes, he uses the same username for EVERYTHING. I totally could have stalked him before our first date!

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  4. Chin Up, Chest High! August 10, 2013 at 9:02 am #

    Intrigued to know what this website is now!

    Out of interest how do you reverse image search?

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    • Soon2BeCatLady August 10, 2013 at 3:27 pm #

      Go to Google Images on another tab.
      Go back to the other website with the photo in question.
      Drag the photo to the search bar on Google Images.
      Search.

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      • Chin Up, Chest High! August 10, 2013 at 6:24 pm #

        That simple 🙂

        Thank you!

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      • scoobiegirl13 August 22, 2013 at 4:49 am #

        are you kidding me?? so i’m assuming that means people can do that with my pics online.. that’s highly disturbing.

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      • Soon2BeCatLady August 22, 2013 at 4:51 am #

        Sure can… I reversed searched my Facebook photo once… Someone was using it on a question/answer board. Very awkward.

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      • scoobiegirl13 August 22, 2013 at 4:53 am #

        Wow. That’s not cool at all. Thanks that is good to know 🙂
        I like your posts btw

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      • Soon2BeCatLady August 22, 2013 at 4:55 am #

        Gotta be careful what you attach your face to.. Both online AND in real life. 😉

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  5. myworstandmybest August 15, 2013 at 4:48 pm #

    Done in by a simple google search! I can’t believe how many people use the same username for everything. It makes no sense at all. I do recon (better world than net-stalking) on all of my dates, and I’ve found out tons of information. Pinterest pages are particularly good for finding out likes and dislikes. Ladies, you’ve been warned.

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    • nobodyimportant November 21, 2013 at 11:22 pm #

      I teach online safety. Most people (including women) use the same user name on every site. Even when they don’t use the same username, other information from profiles that seem innocent at first glance can be used to find out all kinds of information about anyone.

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  6. Mel March 30, 2014 at 12:51 am #

    This just happened to me! I went on one date, but after adult friend finder and another site for swingers, no 2nd date for him.

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