Online dating is at an all-time high. In fact, it’s quickly turned into a billion-dollar industry. And according to at least one poll, it’s the second most common way to find a significant other. But what if you want to know more details about your date without turning into a social media stalker? Easy. Hire a professional.
Andy Bartram has started a professional private investigation agency called Vet Your Date that’s dedicated to exposing all the catfishes behind fake social media profiles. So, if you’re interested in knowing the juicy details about your mysterious Tinder date, just pay a fee of £20 (CDN$29.68) and you’ll receive all the information you might need on that particular individual.
According to research in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, online dating has altered the dynamics of dating and marriage. With more than 1 in 4 couples meeting online, wanting to know who you’re actually meeting may help be beneficial. And with over 50 million people on Tinder, 20 million people using eHarmony, 15 million on Match, and multiple other dating sites and apps, there’s a good chance you might come across catfishes.
While hiring a professional social media stalker can help vet potential catfishes, it also gives people a sense of safety and security regarding their choice to meet someone they’ve never met in person.
“Anybody could do it. But in the same way, if you need your boiler fixed, you would get a professional in because of safety.”
Andy’s background in criminal intelligence has made him the perfect guy to catch potential catfishes. His background allows him to comb through web pages for information with relative ease. He explained that while he’d conducted similar background searches on various individuals during his stint as an intelligence analyst, it was the show Catfish on MTV that inspired him to start Vet Your Date.
What are your thoughts on hiring a social media stalker? Do you think it’s the best way to find catfishes or an invasion of privacy? Share your opinions on social media or in the comments below.