SACBEE -- July 30 -- About 43% of people who answered a dating-service survey said they type their date's name into the Google search engine before they go out. And 88% of those people said they wouldn't be bothered if their dates did the same thing. "It's just a precaution. It's like carrying Mace," said Eidson, who works as a mortgage underwriter. "To me, it's like a mini-background check."
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Mark Brooks: There are so many people with the same name, Googling is a very rough and ready background check.