In the modern world of dating, Googling someone before you meet is part-and-parcel of a typical relationship.
According to a recent study, 77% of people research a potential date before they meet.
But steer clear of it in the early dates, the ex-chat is definitely saved for the fifth or sixth date territory.
If you find yourself mentioning them by accident or too much, perhaps consider that you may need some more time before delving into another serious relationship.
A good trick is to ask for some help from the people who know you best - your friends!