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by Samantha Henig
It's a phenomenon called "pre-dating": the online sleuthing you do to learn about a guy's ex, his job, his Spotify playlist. But is it smart? Maybe not if you want, y'know, a relationship.
Is the time you spend with someone's online persona messing with what might develop in real life once you're actually together? Experts say absolutely yes. "Too much information is detrimental," explains Amy Van Doran, a matchmaker in New York City. "It makes it hard to fall in love. For that, you have to be in the moment." Still tempted to snoop? Tough love time. Here are a few hard-core reasons you shouldn't:
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1) You turn into a comparison shopper.
49% of women would cancel a first date because of something they found out about him online, according to a Match.com study.
"You're trying to suss out: Will this person and I have a connection? Actually, there is no evidence that we can assess that online," saysRead More »from Stop Googling Your Dates! Here's Why