Hoping to Find A Lost Love? Hire A PI.

As Valentine’s Day draws closer, many people find themselves thinking about old flames. They might be wondering how an ex is doing or daydreaming about how things could have been with “the one that got away.” They might even been hoping to rekindle a romance. 

Thanks to technology, particularly social networking sites, it’s easier than it has ever been to find a lost love. In an article on using Facebook to reconnect with old crushes, Janet Siroto points out that it’s a common occurrence—especially among individuals in their 50s and 60s. Studies show that at least 25 percent of individuals (regardless of age) search for their old flames on Google, and 57 percent of people keep tabs on their exes’ online profiles. 

There are many reasons to take a shot at reuniting with a crush or an old flame, outside of the obvious feeling of love in the air. But, there are risks associated with attempting to do it all yourself. So, what’s the best step to take if you want to find your long-lost love in time for Valentine’s Day? Hiring a licensed private investigator may help. 

While we do admit that it’s easier than ever to peruse Facebook and other social media to find that special someone, not everyone uses social media. This might be especially true for older individuals attempting to rekindle romance with someone after a divorce or a death of their spouse. And, even your true love does have a social media presence, they may not have updated their information or monitor it on a frequent basis. 

An experienced private investigator can discreetly uncover your old flame’s current residence and their relationship status.  This is especially important for when you’re deciding to pursue things further or leave well enough alone. 

When you work with a private investigator, you can request that they do a number of different things. 

You might want to start with a record search. A private investigator can use the most recent information that you have to help you find an old flame. Old addresses can often help lead to newer ones or possibly help you to reconnect with relatives and mutual acquaintances to find more. Record searches, including reviews of documents, websites, and photos, can help you to find additional important information that you may not have otherwise known about your former boyfriend or girlfriend. 

An asset search may also be helpful because it could uncover property that they own, like a home or a vehicle. While some of this information can be found in public records, a private investigator has access to more detailed, authoritative databases. 

A private investigator also has the ability to actually go out and locate relatives, coworkers, or acquaintances and interview them without making things awkward or suspicious. This information can help you to find more up-to-date information about your former lover. 

Finally, and perhaps most important, a private investigator can help you with a background check. Getting a background check is especially important if you do have plans to meet up with the person or move towards rekindling romance. People change over the years and the person that you fell in love with may not be the same person as they are today. 

With the help of a private investigator, you just might decide that things weren’t really ever meant to be. Or, you might have a chance at rekindling your love. Linked Investigations, the go-to private investigation company based in California, has helped many people to reconnect with their lost loved ones.  If you need a background check or assistance with verifying information to find your old flame, reach out to Linked Investigations to speak with a licensed private investigator about your situation. Owner Mike Garroutte has been a private investigator since 1982 and is licensed in the state of California.

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