Four free iPhone apps for cyber-dating sleuths

Jul 19, 2011
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Whether you’ve been in a trusting relationship for years or about to embark on your first date with a potential Mr. Right, the requisite pre-wedding or pre-date Google check is a must. No matter how upstanding a citizen your significant other or date may seem, an inner-psychopath could be waiting to rear its ugly head. […]

Whether you’ve been in a trusting relationship for years or about to embark on your first date with a potential Mr. Right, the requisite pre-wedding or pre-date Google check is a must. No matter how upstanding a citizen your significant other or date may seem, an inner-psychopath could be waiting to rear its ugly head.

So before you put your fabulous life on the line for a date with a non-verified suitor or a marriage to a man that is your best friend, dig a little deeper with these free iPhone apps. You want to ensure there are no juicy secrets about to pop into your life (like second families or criminal records).

Background Check App (Free)

Has your significant other been verified? The free Background Check App by BeenVerified.com gives you the goods on basically anyone with a name. With this sneaky app, you get one free credit a month to conduct super fast background checks via app or purchase additional background checks starting at $1.99 each. So before you go out with a seemingly hot dude that you met on Twitter, conduct some due diligence to ensure he isn’t a convicted felon. This app provides known addresses, age, relatives, aliases, criminal records and more. A background check is a small price to pay to secure your future.

Number Guru (Free)

So what if your guy’s background check comes up clean, you might still have a sneaking suspicion that that isn’t his golf buddy calling him every evening. The free Number Guru app gives you quick access to reverse lookup phone numbers on the fly. Of course, you could just be as bold as to accidentally dial the number one day when he is in the bathroom. It happens. This app is also good for looking up and reporting all the telemarketing companies who call you even though you’re on the Do Not Call List.

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Date Check by Intelius (Free)

If you are set up on a blind date and don’t have the dude’s full name, try doing a background check via phone number or email address with the free Date Check by Intelius app. This app will provide the name, address, age and phone number if available. A funny feature is the sleaze detector, which includes criminal records. Even cheesier is the five kiss rating system you can use to rate people in the app. I rated myself five kisses. How many kisses do you have? Made you look!

Criminal Pages (Free)

Has your dating life hit rock bottom? Did you accept a date from the creep at the bus stop that won’t stop licking his lips and asking you out every morning? Then it may be a good idea to peruse the free Criminal Pages app and confirm that he isn’t a convicted sex offender before you meet him at the hot dog cart for dinner. You can use this free app to do quick criminal search and instant city checks in your area as well. Alternatively, if you have a bad boy fetish, you could also use this as a dating app.

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