ABC NEWS -- Jan 12 -- Katherine Flansburg met her boyfriend through PlentyOfFish.com, a free online dating site. Several months later, they moved in together. Everything seemed to be going well until her boyfriend's wife banged on the door. Flansburg rummaged through his desk drawers and found recently filed paperwork for a legal marriage separation, as well as an IRS earnings statement that showed her boyfriend's salary was only one-quarter as much money as he'd told her. 21st century daters can run background checks on potential mates. Flansburg was just one of 16 million Americans who have logged on for love, according to a 2006 survey by the Pew Internet and American Life Project. If she had run a background check on her boyfriend before they moved in together and gotten serious, Flansburg may have found out that he was still married or that he'd lied about his earnings. FULL ARTICLE @ ABC NEWS
Mark Brooks: From what I understand only Nevada and publicly list marriage status, and I'm not sure how earnings are publicly verifiable either. Assets maybe, but earnings?