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(Salt Lake Tribune)   Dear Carolyn: I have been on a few wonderful dates with this man. Out of curiosity, I Googled his name. Signed: "Wish I Never Googled"   (sltrib.com) divider line 36
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2013-11-24 10:15:17 AM
9 votes:

MFAWG: Just so I have this straight: He already told her there were problems involving his family that he didn't want to talk to her about yet, but she's not really going to wait for him to tell her before she freaks out?

RUN away, dude. She';s going through your cell phone every time you go to the can right now.


You're not making much sense. Everyone takes their phones to the can these days. All of these comments except yours were made by people who were pooping at the time.
2013-11-24 10:19:49 AM
8 votes:
Look on the bright side! You don't have to worry about getting along with your mother-in-law.
2013-11-24 09:56:37 AM
6 votes:

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.


You should start a blog about how you're secretly straight.
2013-11-24 10:09:24 AM
5 votes:
This is why I always pre-Google the fake names I give women.
2013-11-24 11:09:06 AM
4 votes:
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
2013-11-24 10:08:31 AM
4 votes:
Aloysius Derwhinkle, I Googled him.  Nothing other than this article. What's he hiding?
2013-11-24 10:30:37 AM
3 votes:
She should go to his place for Thanksgiving.

"Anyone can carve the turkey except your father."
2013-11-24 09:58:48 AM
3 votes:
>But I came across an article about the trial of his father for murdering his mother.

Well, not every family gets along.
2013-11-24 09:53:37 AM
3 votes:
Gene Masseth?
2013-11-24 12:26:23 PM
2 votes:

zamboni: Look on the bright side! You don't have to worry about getting along with your mother-in-law.


static3.fjcdn.com
2013-11-24 11:52:33 AM
2 votes:
It's 2013, you can't expect someone, especially someone you may be intimate with or that might invite you to their home, not to Google you. It's not weird or stalkerish at all. I do a basic Google search of girls I go on dates with, see if they have a Facebook or Linkdin... and most cities or counties have their Property Appraiser records on-line now, so it's easy to do a quick check to find out where they live. I like to do a quick drive-by to make sure it's a safe neighborhood. And sometimes I'll take a quick peek at her garbage if she's not home, just to make sure I'm not dealing with a drug addict or something. It's 2013, you can't be too careful.
2013-11-24 10:44:06 AM
2 votes:
What is this Google you people speak of?
2013-11-24 10:17:54 AM
2 votes:
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.
2013-11-24 10:09:48 AM
2 votes:
Have a first name that was more common in the 19th century and a fairly common last name, the only Google hits for me are from a background check agency and a couple from genealogy websites listing me as dying in 1866.
2013-11-24 10:03:21 AM
2 votes:
I guess that means you will not be going to his family for Thanksgiving
2013-11-24 10:03:02 AM
2 votes:
 it's practically reflex for bored Web surfers

I SUDDENLY FEEL SO VALIDATED!
2013-11-24 09:53:08 AM
2 votes:
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.
2013-11-24 07:49:58 PM
1 votes:
Uh, so my father shares the name of a guy who killed his wife, and lives in a similarly named town...enough that the two would be (and have been) very easily confused.

About two weeks ago, after three really good dates and an excited understanding that we'd keep seeing eachother, the girl I was seeing dropped off the face of the earth.

Oh, I also live in Salt Lake City...
2013-11-24 04:53:53 PM
1 votes:
Also turns out he's the model for goatse, so there's that . . .
2013-11-24 04:13:08 PM
1 votes:
This is why I had my name legally changed to Midget Boner.
2013-11-24 03:32:57 PM
1 votes:
CSB:

My husband is a PGA swing coach. Google his name, and of course this comes up. What's creepy is there's a guy in Canada who is a CPGA pro, same name. If I need to ask him to do something he doesn't want to do, I'd jokingly ask if I'd have to go ask the Canadian version of him instead.
2013-11-24 02:27:52 PM
1 votes:
Dear Varmitydog • I met this guy in a different city and we had a few great dates. One night I was casually Googling his name. Very innocently - I swear - I just thought I could see his work projects or something like that. But I came across an article about the trial of his father for murdering his mother. I am absolutely sure it is him. I feel like I invaded his privacy, and now he doesn't have a chance to tell me on his own time. But I also feel a little scared. He mentioned very briefly that he had a difficult family that he wasn't ready to talk me about yet, but I wasn't picturing anything close to this. We are so casual at this point, but I don't think I want to stop talking to him just because of the sins of his father. But I am a little scared. How do I bring this up?

Wish I Never Googled


Dear Wish: This is what you do. You go on and have sex with him, and right before he climaxes, say to him: "Soooooo, your daddy killed your ma, huh?" If he can finish, he's a keeper.
2013-11-24 01:50:17 PM
1 votes:
Joel Rifkin
2013-11-24 11:57:24 AM
1 votes:
I have a fairly common name that I share with a b-list movie star.  Googling me is fruitless.

Searching for my name and my city, though, used to yield news stories about a man my age accused of murder.  I'm glad that's out of the top search results.
2013-11-24 11:03:13 AM
1 votes:

logophile: .[upload.wikimedia.org image 340x599]

sometimes wish there had been innocence at the bottom, instead of hope.


Here's what never made sense to me about the Pandora myth:


She releases all kinds of evil and suffering intothe world, and keeps hope locked up in the box.


How does keeping hope locked up counter the evil that was unleashed? Shouldn't she have, I don't know... RELEASED HOPE AS WELL?


Farkin' Greeks were way over-rated. Aristotle didn't have the brains Zeus gave a swan.
2013-11-24 10:55:25 AM
1 votes:
Dear Dumb Twat:

This is what you get for checking out on your ownwhat he trusted you to find out in due course. This being Fark, I expected him to be running a pedophile heroin ring. On the plus side, he wasn't involved in a murder, his parents are. But apparently females in his life putting their noses where it doesn't belong is a generational thing. Have fun sleeping over at the murder house.

Smooches,
Prudie
2013-11-24 10:39:08 AM
1 votes:

FarkingReading: MFAWG: Just so I have this straight: He already told her there were problems involving his family that he didn't want to talk to her about yet, but she's not really going to wait for him to tell her before she freaks out?

RUN away, dude. She';s going through your cell phone every time you go to the can right now.

You're not making much sense. Everyone takes their phones to the can these days. All of these comments except yours were made by people who were pooping at the time.


HA! Friday I'm using the facilities and a dude is on the phone next to me. I made sure to aim for the water and flush 2 or 3 times...
2013-11-24 10:29:00 AM
1 votes:

cman: This day in age, it makes perfect sense to Google someone.


Yeah.

Glad to hear you were finally acquitted of those charges, by the way.  Getting a goat to testify against you in court was bogus.
2013-11-24 10:23:28 AM
1 votes:
This day in age, it makes perfect sense to Google someone.
2013-11-24 10:20:32 AM
1 votes:
No one said it? Ok, I'll say it"That's my family, Kay; that's not me."And look how well that turned out.
2013-11-24 10:17:36 AM
1 votes:
I just Googled my ol' lady's name for the first time.

Apparently, she's involved with something called Facebook.
2013-11-24 10:09:56 AM
1 votes:

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.


I don't.

Only reason I've googled someone was to see what she looked like after meeting online.

/eharmony sucks
//Interet makes every add +5 points to their score
///No, I'm not a farking ripped 6'2", 10" cock, multimillionare
//I'm a 5'10" fat guy looking for a relationship with someone who doesn't bore me to shiat and doesn't make me go 'good god no' when I look at her
2013-11-24 10:03:36 AM
1 votes:

phenn: Years ago, my sister googled her name. She came across an article about a woman (of the same name) married to a woman (with my name) who was murdered by the other one.

Still creeps me out a bit.


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2013-11-24 09:52:51 AM
1 votes:
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.
2013-11-24 09:48:54 AM
1 votes:
Years ago, my sister googled her name. She came across an article about a woman (of the same name) married to a woman (with my name) who was murdered by the other one.

Still creeps me out a bit.
2013-11-24 09:48:51 AM
1 votes:
Lame. Bring back Prudie! Her fake, made up letters are far more entertaining.

/Glad to have a common name
//Bonus: nobody with my name appears to have a criminal record
//Double bonus: They all appear to be executives and successful business people.
 
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