Three Reasons to Consider Running a Background Check on a New Partner

Today, the state of society means that it makes sense to be skeptical when meeting somebody new. And, if that person is likely to become closer to you in the future, it’s even more important. Regardless of how nice, polite, and courteous somebody appears to be, it’s vital to realize that people can often be vastly different to the profile and picture that they provide. Of course, not everybody will be ingenuine, but double checking somebody’s authenticity before entering into a new relationship with them will provide peace of mind for you and your family. This is even more crucial when meeting somebody online. So, should you run a background check on your potential new partner? We’ve listed some reasons why it’s a good idea.

#1. Ease of Access:

Today, it’s easier than ever to find things out about somebody that they may not have wanted you to know. In some cases, a simple Google search of the person’s name and location could bring up news articles and other resources providing publicly available information about them, particularly if they have been involved in criminal activity in the past. Of course, it’s important to bear in mind that some criminal convictions may be in error, and newspapers can exaggerate the truth. If you suspect this to be true, it may be worth approaching your partner about their history and getting their side of the story.

#2. Peace of Mind:

Whilst online dating services have made it easier than ever to meet your soulmate, it goes without saying that you should always be extra cautious. After all, the internet has also made it easier for people to present themselves differently to who they really are and only show the ‘good’ sides that they want you to be aware of. There have been instances in the past of people meeting their dream partner online, only to end up trapped in an abusive relationship down the line. Running a free background check at Free Records Registry will bring up any past criminal convictions and other problems that you will want to be aware of.

#3. Availability of County Records:

The state correctional website for your partner’s current state and any other states that they have lived in in the past can be one of the best resources available when it comes to finding out more about their past. A ‘public records search’ on the county court’s website will allow you to go through both county and city court records to discover if your partner has ever been arrested or has had any tickets. You’ll probably find records for parking tickets and other less serious offences that may not be worrying to you but be on the look-out for anything more frightening such as sex offender records, or details of more serious crimes. If you only find less serious offences, you’ll also be able to look into how your partner handled the situation, and if they paid any fines they received.

Running a background check on your new partner is becoming more essential in today’s digital age.

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