Melissa is a mother of 2, lives in Utah, and writes for a multitude of sites. She is currently the EIC of HarcourtHealth.com and writes about health, wellness, and business topics.

One of the greatest things made available to use thanks to modern technology is that it is now possible to accurately and affordably check people’s background. Doing so is hugely important in a variety of different situations, not in the least in many prospective marriages. Hundreds of movies have been made about people marrying the wrong person, falling for their charms. And while Hollywood romantic comedies usually have a happy ending, real life mistakes are costly for a very long time, sometimes the rest of their lives. One of the biggest dangers, and one that is regularly on the news, is that the partner is actually still married, something that they can try to keep hidden quite successfully for a very long time.

Why You Should Check People’s Background Out

When you complete a thorough background check on a potential suitor, you will obtain a wealth of important information about them. This includes things such as any court cases they have faced, their criminal history, arrest records, and mugshots, their employment history, their current address, their legal names, who their family members are, and their civil status. This means that, if your fiancé is actually a child molester, rapist, murdered, criminal, or simply still married to someone else, you will be able to find out about it before it is too late.

Being able to find out whether someone you are in love with is already married to someone else is very important. Unfortunately, it is all too easy to be a bigamist nowadays, because people simply do not check. If someone is from another state, they could easily have been married there are simply ran off, never to be seen again. Bigamy is against the law, but it is also a moral problem, because most people would not trust someone who is already married to someone else and hasn’t informed them of this. Secondly, in the eyes of the church, doing so is a form of adultery, which means shame would be brought on you and your family, despite the fact that you were unaware of what was happening.

If you complete a background check, you will have all the information you need to stop yourself from falling victim to this type of scam. History tells us that men and women alike have often been bigamists for personal gain, believing that they could get away with it simply by putting distance between their two (or more) lives. And many have gotten away with it through the years and are probably still getting away with it now. However, thanks to advances in modern technology, the next is closing and it is becoming a lot more difficult for people to do this.

You may feel that it is insulting to look into someone’s background. It may feel akin to openly admitting that you do not trust them, and a relationship without trust is doomed to fail. However, if you are open and honest about it, surely your potential partner wouldn’t mind – unless they have something to hide that is?