Online People Search: The Best Way to Find Old Friends

Written by Jeff Briggs
Last Updated: 11/13/2019
Online People Search: The Best Way to Find Old Friends

Friendship is such a beautiful thing. It’s part of our human nature. Having friends can increase your serotonin levels. Serotonin is a hormone that helps you feel happy. Having friends can help reduce your anxiety levels, decrease the chances of loneliness, and even help us live longer. Our human nature is to socialize and make connections with people, even if you consider yourself an introvert. When people do not feel happy or fulfilled with friendships, it has been shown that they put themselves at health risks - such as depression or obesity.

Friends do come and go, and that’s okay. It’s okay also to relinquish friends that no longer hold up your social standards. It is vital to not release all of your friends unless they are all bad apples - which is unlikely. However, as we age, and get married and have kids, we tend to focus on our love for our husbands and wives and children more than our friends. It is essential to balance family and friends because each offers such different forms of comfort. But this can be hard when you have secluded yourself so much from your friend group to keep your family group happy and comforted.

Part of the aging process is halting your world for a moment and reflecting on your life. Now you can reach out to old friends that you still care about deeply. This notion of reaching out may scare you for multiple reasons. You are concerned with whether your friends have changed their addresses, phone numbers, last names, etc. You have heard about how social media connects people, but you may not be familiar with how to use social media, like Facebook (which, for the record, can be confusing when looking for people).

Social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter are not the ideal ways to find people. These media platforms simply were not designed to locate people. Rather, they were created to connect with people once they are already on your friend list and follow you.

When looking someone up using their first and last name on Facebook, you will get a thousand people popping up with the same name. This can be perplexing and stressful. Suppose you know the school that your friend attended. In that case, you include that in your search, but it may not even be enough information to find your friend. This is because your friend did not list this in their profile. And even if you did find their profile, they might be private. This could incline you to add them on Facebook as a friend. But you may not be comfortable using this type of social media to reach out, and importantly, this may not be the right person, leading to potential embarrassment. As a result, your "friend request" may hang out there indefinitely.

Calling or emailing or writing to someone directly is often more personal and a much better choice. It feels much more personal, particularly when you have not chatted with this person in a couple months or years.

People search engines like Glad I Know are fantastic tools to locate a lost friend. The advanced search technologies used by instantly combs through hundreds of millions of public records (both online and offline) instantly, to locate a particular person. They make searching for people much more accessible than on social media sites, and provide much more detailed information. These people search engines will provide you with all sorts of information on your lost friends. They will perform a detailed search for your friend’s addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, relatives, associates and social media.

In addition, these advanced platforms also search for criminal, employment, and education records, and more. Very importantly, the search is always 100% confidential. The only person that knows about the search and the results is you.

Utilizing an advanced people search engine like will help you connect with lost friends in a matter of minutes. Now, you have a great resource to connect with old friends! Should we get started?


Updated on 10/13/2020

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