Let’s face it — sometimes even the best of friends lose touch. There may be an old friend or even a romantic partner who you’ve lost touch with but desperately want to contact. If so, there are a variety of ways to find them. If you’ve got a computer with Internet access, then you have a variety of tools at your disposal that can help you locate most anyone. And the best part is, many of them are absolutely free!
The first thing you should do before beginning your search is write down everything you know about the person they’re looking for. This may include their name, the school and/or college they attended, jobs they’ve held, whether or not they are married, if they are in the military. If you have mutual acquaintances it certainly wouldn’t hurt to contact them. If they can’t refer you directly to the person you’re looking for, they may be able to provide you with information that can help you in your search.
Now it’s time to evaluate your information and begin your online search. On sites like Anywho (http://www.anywho.com) and Infospace (http://www.infospace.com) you can perform a variety of different types of searches. There are reverse phone number searches, reverse street address searches and reverse email address searches. It’s quite simple — let’s say you want to do a reverse phone number search. Simply enter the telephone number and submit, and you’ll be presented with any available information.
If you know what school your friend used to attend or if the two of you were classmates, there are a couple of great sites that can help you reconnect. Both Classmates (http://www.classmates.com) and Reunion (http://www.reunion.com) offer free and paid memberships to help you locate and contact old classmates and friends. Perhaps you know your old friend is or was in the military. If so, a site like http://www.militaryconnections.com can assist you.
With all the free tools on the Internet, it’s easier and faster than ever to track down old friends. So what are you waiting for? You could be corresponding with your friend in mere moments thanks to the lightning fast search options and amazing free resources on the Web today!