Going a step beyond Facebook searching and dipping your toes into the murky world of cyberstalking could be a necessary step if Facebook fails you. If his name is John Doe and he’s an architect in London for example - typing the words “John Doe, Architect, London” will very likely pull up a Linked In or Twitter profile.
If the information is publically available, then you can use it to swiftly verify that the person is real, using only details that they're already openly sharing.
The best thing you can do to verify a person’s identity initially is Skype or Facetime.
More recently, it introduced photo filters and visual storytelling tools reminiscent of rival social network Snapchat. Zuckerberg also said that his company would roll similar Snapchat-like tools onto Instagram, which Facebook acquired in 2012. Zuckerberg and Facebook’s chief product officer, Chris Cox, made a point of saying the new offering was designed with privacy and safety in mind.
When you create a profile for the dating service, they said, it will not be visible to your existing Facebook friends.
But dating should be fun, whether it’s in a bar, club or online and with a few nuggets of know how, savvy online dating is an absolute reality, whether you’re gay, straight, or anything around or in between.
The first line of defense is the dating service you plan on using.