Embarrassing dating profiles
He or she will very likely check search engine caches for old pictures or bios that are easier to identify or contain embarrassing details.
"My new goal was to get these men to stop messaging her back," she writes.
"I was going to make Aaron Carter Fan come across as so abhorrent that not even the kinds of dudes who comment on You Porn videos would respond to her." That, too, failed miserably: In her denouement, Alli says she could conclude that social conditioning has made it impossible for men to see women as more than just the sum of their appearance, but she won't.
This is an easy way for someone with malicious intent to draw connections between a dating site profile username and your ‘real’ life, even if your profiles are correctly private or hidden.
The very simplest, a Google search will often turn up social media profiles, forum posts, and blog comments tied to a particular username.
It has to do with hidden information, or ‘metadata’, which is tacked onto most pictures by phones, photo editing software, and digital cameras.