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Author Topic: Life Imitates Art - DateCheck - run a background check on your date  (Read 6929 times)

40hz

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Some of you might have seen a throwaway comedy from the 80s called Amazon Women on the Moon.

As a comedy, it wasn't all that great. But one of the vignettes, a segment usually referred to as the "Two Forms of ID" skit became quite famous. The sketch revolves around a guy showing up to pick of his blind date for the evening.

2FormsofIDPlease.jpg

Everything seems to be going quite well for him until she asks him (sweetly) if she could see two forms of ID...

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Here's the clip in case you missed the movie:

http://www.youtube.c...from=PL&index=48

After you've had your chuckle (or not), you might be interested to know such a service actually exists. It's called Date Check and it's offered by a company called Intelius. Now, thanks to advances in technology, you don't need two forms of ID - or really much of anything beyond a name, or an e-mail address, to run a background check on somebody. And you're also no longer tethered to a terminal in your home because this service can be accessed anywhere via your iPhone. Android and Blackberry support is also in the works.

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Today's dating scene is tough to navigate, which is why Intelius developed DateCheck, a free mobile app that deciphers fact from fiction in the palm of your hand. Simply enter a name, phone number or email address and instantly get accurate and comprehensive results. With features like Sleaze Detector, Compatibility, Net Worth, Interests and Living Situation you can be in the know on the go. "Look up before you hook up."

Info and video link:
http://www.intelius....m/mobile?trackit=188

I'm sure many more products and services like this are on the way - complete with all the privacy issues and opportunities for abuse that inevitably tag along with products like these.

Whether you're intrigued, disgusted, amused, stunned, or possibly even thinking about signing up - it's a whole new world out there.

On second thought, scratch that. It's just more of the same - except for the web access part.  :-\





« Last Edit: September 25, 2009, 12:51:53 PM by 40hz »

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Re: Life Imitates Art - DateCheck - run a background check on your date
« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2009, 12:54:07 AM »
 ;D   ;D   ;D   ;D   ;D

Checking on someone's net worth? For a date??? How...inelegant.

But the criminal background check has been a long time coming.  :Thmbsup:

I guess it's good to know if your date's actually a convicted felon - not that it stopped me  :D but I'm a little older & wiser now.
The trouble is that here in California, it's tough to find a guy that hasn't been in trouble with the law at least once.
It's the type of crime that makes a difference.
Maybe I've been watching too much news lately, but if I were dating now, I'd be checking every one of my date's criminal backgrounds.
Unless he was really well known.
There's just too much weird stuff going on these days.

Cute video clip, though.  :)

-Sarah

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Re: Life Imitates Art - DateCheck - run a background check on your date
« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2009, 07:23:49 AM »
The trouble is that here in California, it's tough to find a guy that hasn't been in trouble with the law at least once.
It's the type of crime that makes a difference.

Really? Maybe you'd better move East if that's true. Single men with criminal records are definitely not the rule where I live. :)



« Last Edit: September 26, 2009, 07:31:12 AM by Gwen7 »

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Re: Life Imitates Art - DateCheck - run a background check on your date
« Reply #3 on: September 26, 2009, 11:41:49 AM »
not that it stopped me
So, your engagement ring had a jail-house rock?

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Re: Life Imitates Art - DateCheck - run a background check on your date
« Reply #4 on: September 26, 2009, 01:15:01 PM »
not that it stopped me
So, your engagement ring had a jail-house rock?

Yes, but it was an Impossible Dream. His Suspicious Mind eventually caused us to go our Separate Ways.
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Re: Life Imitates Art - DateCheck - run a background check on your date
« Reply #5 on: September 26, 2009, 01:36:27 PM »
Hey, if she looks like Scarlett Johansson, a criminal record is icing on the cake.  I like my women like I like my coding: seriously messed up, unreadable, and built for a good time, not a long time.   
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Re: Life Imitates Art - DateCheck - run a background check on your date
« Reply #6 on: September 26, 2009, 01:54:04 PM »
Impossible Dream. His Suspicious Mind eventually caused us to go our Separate Ways.
That Devil In Disguise always leaves someone Crying In The Chapel  :(

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Re: Life Imitates Art - DateCheck - run a background check on your date
« Reply #7 on: September 26, 2009, 03:22:08 PM »
Impossible Dream. His Suspicious Mind eventually caused us to go our Separate Ways.
That Devil In Disguise always leaves someone Crying In The Chapel  :(

Well, I see now, I Got Lucky; I'm Not the Marrying Kind.
To him, I was a Hard-Headed Woman, Always Steppin' out of Line
 :D   :D   :D
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Re: Life Imitates Art - DateCheck - run a background check on your date
« Reply #8 on: September 26, 2009, 03:48:20 PM »
Impossible Dream. His Suspicious Mind eventually caused us to go our Separate Ways.
That Devil In Disguise always leaves someone Crying In The Chapel  :(

Well, I see now, I Got Lucky; I'm Not the Marrying Kind.
To him, I was a Hard-Headed Woman, Always Steppin' out of Line
 :D   :D   :D
Okay Sarah, I know when I'm outgunned! I must bow to your superior knowledge and leave the building.  :)

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« Reply #9 on: September 26, 2009, 05:51:54 PM »
Okay Sarah, I know when I'm outgunned! I must bow to your superior knowledge and leave the building.  :)

Oh, please. Elvis only has hundreds of songs to work with; I'm just trying to keep you on your toes... ;)
But OK, No More  :) .

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Re: Life Imitates Art - DateCheck - run a background check on your date
« Reply #10 on: September 26, 2009, 06:29:33 PM »
Uh huh huh!

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Re: Life Imitates Art - DateCheck - run a background check on your date
« Reply #11 on: September 27, 2009, 12:53:59 AM »
@ SKesselman & Cranioscopical - I'd love to see you two get into it in real time on an IRC channel.
It would be better than Letterman and Leno combined. (A lot less crude too, probably.) ;D :Thmbsup: :Thmbsup:

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Re: Life Imitates Art - DateCheck - run a background check on your date
« Reply #12 on: September 27, 2009, 01:05:08 AM »
not that it stopped me
So, your engagement ring had a jail-house rock?

I like a good play on words, but that one is Return To Sender dude!!

I always knew you ain't nuthin' but a Hound Dog.

Reading a post like that, well, That's When Your Heartaches Begin.

All I can say is, you can do anything just don' step on my Blue Suede Shoes.
 
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Re: Life Imitates Art - DateCheck - run a background check on your date
« Reply #13 on: September 27, 2009, 09:42:39 AM »
Hey Miles, I'm All Shook Up!

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Re: Life Imitates Art - DateCheck - run a background check on your date
« Reply #14 on: September 27, 2009, 11:30:12 AM »
Hey Miles, I'm All Shook Up!

You da' King Creole man!! :)

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Re: Life Imitates Art - DateCheck - run a background check on your date
« Reply #15 on: September 27, 2009, 12:08:12 PM »
Hey Miles, I'm All Shook Up!

You da' King Creole man!! :)
Hey, A Little Less Conversation Until It's Time For You To Go  ;)

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« Reply #16 on: September 27, 2009, 01:02:57 PM »
Hey Miles, I'm All Shook Up!

You da' King Creole man!! :)
Hey, A Little Less Conversation Until It's Time For You To Go  ;)

Don't be cruel. 

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« Reply #17 on: September 27, 2009, 01:33:18 PM »


Don't be cruel. 
There Goes My Everything   :D

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« Reply #18 on: September 27, 2009, 03:26:17 PM »

Don't be cruel. 
There Goes My Everything   :D

Tough to deal with Suspicious Minds. 

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« Reply #19 on: September 27, 2009, 03:38:22 PM »

Tough to deal with Suspicious Minds. 

Hey...no cheating! (That one's already been used.)  :)
You still have hundreds of other choices, though, Miles.
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« Reply #20 on: September 27, 2009, 07:56:52 PM »
Hey...no cheating! (That one's already been used.)
Yeah! Too Much!

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« Reply #21 on: September 27, 2009, 11:51:38 PM »
I cheated anyway by lookin' at the Wiki list!!  I still don't believe Elvis sang "blowin' in the wind" .. maybe a misprint?

Anyway, speaking of rocks, one of my favorite memories of the Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson is the night he had Professor Irwin Corey on.  Then Zsa Zsa Gabor followed.  She got engaged yet again and was waving this huge diamond ring around showing it off.  She shows it to Corey. who admires it, then says "Hmmmmmmm, and how did you get this?  On the Lay Away Plan?"

People were rolling in the isles.  Zsa Zsa turned purple and was speechless(a feat in itself.)  When they came back from commercial Zsa Zsa was gone, never to return. I always liked the professor!

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Re: Life Imitates Art - DateCheck - run a background check on your date
« Reply #22 on: September 28, 2009, 07:10:09 AM »
Zsa Zsa turned purple and was speechless(a feat in itself.)
;D

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« Reply #23 on: September 28, 2009, 02:30:10 PM »
Zsa Zsa turned purple and was speechless(a feat in itself.)
;D

I just wish I had that recorded. I did get to share the chuckle with The Professor(tm) though.  He was on a radio talk show.  I called in and told the story while he was on.  Everyone enjoyed it tremendously.  :Thmbsup: