What you don't want to do is spend too much time looking through their pictures and reading about their work.
Be opened-minded about people who answer differently than you. You want to make sure that your date works at the place they say they do (Linked In), goes by the name they say they do, and has friends to vet their existence (Facebook).
You want to make sure their photo is actually theirs (reverse Google Image search).
And you want to make sure that they don't have any serious allegations against them (Google News).
Maybe that's overkill, but it doesn't hurt to be safe, especially if you're skeptical about online dating.
He ends up asking me out and i say no because i didnt want to go out with him if my friend liked him cause i dont want to hurt her. When I first saw him I thought he was cute and wanted to know him a bit more. At our last school dance he asked me to slow dance I was like yaaassss. And being really annoying about us “getting together”... I saw him at the beginning of the year of 10th grade and he was looking like a snack😍, I kept trying to get his attention and talk to him but he didn't seem to interested so I gave up but today he hit me up and asked me if i still had feelings for him, I said yes and he said he wanted to be with me I said I wanted to be with him too but now I'm starting to wonder if I made the right decision or not. Then he said "I hate you" then I shot back "i hate you too!! Firstly, I'm unaware, if what I feel for this girl is a crush or just someone I want to be a good friend.