FuzedBox: I always hated my name, but at least google confuses me with doctors, politicians, people of entirely different races, people with good taste in music and in one case, a particularly famous actor who's last name is my middle name. Thank you google, for being so invasive that you obscure.
FriarReb98: Three Crooked Squirrels: I have a relatively uncommon name. The only person that appears to share it writes really lurid online novels/stories about gay sex. Lucky me.I'm fairly certain my grandfather made up our family name when he enlisted in the Navy at age 17 (it was during WWII), and then made up a fake backstory about Ellis Island farking his family's very common name up. It's nearly impossible to Google my family name and not find someone not related to me.
born_yesterday: kroonermanblack: /eharmony sucksEharmony does suck. I found my current GF through Match. I found that the structured communication of Eharmony stalled out completely when we were supposed to start having free conversations. The women there also seemed more shallow, despite the site being marketed more towards serious relationships. "Sorry if this sounds shallow, but don't bother contacting me if you're shorter than 6'2". My Mr. Right is tall." I don't think I got a single date through eHarmony, just a lot of bullshiat.Good luck, and I hope you at least have some dates you enjoy, even if some might only be in hindsight. Like the redheaded neo-Nazi that didn't understand why we didn't test all of our new drugs on convicted felons. "But if you wanted to test a cancer drug, wouldn't you have to give them cancer?" "Yep; who cares."
johnperkins: There are 2,449 John Perkins in the United States ( http://howmanyofme.com/search/ ). I occasionally get email for the author ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Perkins_(author) ) because he has (first name)(last name) .org and I have .com. On those rare occasions I forward the message to him.
bemused outsider: Not into the social sites, so I guess another person could fake an entry in my name, but it would be difficult easy to displace my existing search results.
bostonguy: bostonguy: From the other side of the coin, things like this is why "online reputation management" is becoming the next big thing. Basically, if bad stuff comes up high in search results when people search for your name, there are things you can do to "push" that stuff down.Basic: Create public, fully filled-out profiles on all social networks (Google+, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, etc.) Buy a domain for your name (or as close as possible) and put up a basic site. Remember: You don't have to tell your phone number and SSN -- a lot of the information can be general and/or "not entirely accurate."The way Google is going, a person's profiles and websites will usually take up the first page or two of search results, and other items will be pushed down. It's almost impossible to get third-party things removed from search results, but this is a good way to help./ No, I don't have anything to hide// I work in online marketingOh, and if someone goes through dozens of pages of search results after meeting a date for the first or second time, that's just creepy.
BolshyGreatYarblocks: Chuck Palahniuk's grandfather killed Chuck's grandmother. If I had known that earlier, I never would have read that degenerate's novels.
KawaiiNot: Mazzic518: KawaiiNot: mike_d85: Wow, sounds like the woman's field guide to manipulation. "I know your secret. You don't have to talk about it, but I know the major issue you've been avoiding discussing."Don't worry, he'll open up.../The door to leave.Oh please, everyone googles people these days. In a society where we are dating people who we often aren't able to ask our friends and relatives if they are good people, it simply makes logical sense. People who don't are stupid and risking physical or emotional danger or harm that a google search might have helped prevent.So if that is your definition of datable, enjoy the weak, dumb, drama-drawing women that will be all that is left in your dating pool.You are still on my short list. *Kisses*I don't know. You seem way too into WOW for me?And no I'm not the creator of that web comic. I had my ID first. She copied me.
mike_d85: Wow, sounds like the woman's field guide to manipulation. "I know your secret. You don't have to talk about it, but I know the major issue you've been avoiding discussing."Don't worry, he'll open up.../The door to leave.
Telos: NoblePatrick: Just for shiggles, I recently did a GIS on a new (and attractive) co-worker. Turns out she used to do modeling. Lucky me![www.subesports.com image 300x448]Perhaps you should provide a link to the search results...
Bastard Toadflax: WTF is up with the reply: "Dear Dignissim"? The alleged letter-writer signed "Wish I Never Googled," which makes the pleasant little acronym "WING." "Dignissim" is "Missing D" backward.The world confuses me.
techrat: Hax was subtly and sneakily twitting the writer. "Wish I Never Googled" is, in fact, missing a D. "Wish I'd Never Googled" is technically correct. Which, this being Fark, is the best kind of correct.
satanorsanta: Google is part of the reason that my wife still uses her maiden name. Her first name plus my last name gives an eastern european porn star that is into anal fisting
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