Should You Stop Googling Your Dates?

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The Internet has long provided easy access to finding out all sorts of juicy tidbits about your date before you've even met face-to-face. But a recent article in New York Magazine claims more people are taking part in a new "abstinence" by refusing to Google their dates. Does Googling your date color how you see him or her? Are we simply doing due diligence or opening a Pandora's box? And how does the ever-expanding wealth of data on the Internet change how we approach modern dating and romance? We discuss how we resist that urge to Google, and how online "research" affects other interpersonal interactions.


Christian Rudder, co-founder of OKCupid and author of the forthcoming "Dataclysm: Who We Are (When We Think No One's Looking)"

Helen Fisher, anthropology research professor at Rutgers University, author of "Why Him? Why Her?" and chief scientific adviser to

Art Aron, research professor at the State University of New York at Stony Brook

Maureen O'Connor, sex columnist for New York Magazine