I’ve been off the dating market for a few years now, so the idea of Googling a potential date seems pretty alien to me, though I can appreciate Anna Davies’ decision to use a pseudonym for the dating app Tinder.
According to Davies she started using the name Annabelle after a few bad experiences with dates looking her up on Google before meeting her and getting a skewed idea of her personality. As she researched it more in depth though she discovered it can actually cause a lot more trouble than it’s worth to try and use a fake name.
Firstly if someone is determined to find you online, they’re going to. Second if someone is going to judge you on a rant on Twitter or a personal blog, that’s probably not someone you want to be dating anyway. "The right match will be intrigued by what he or she finds."