Friendships are the most valuable thing nowadays, and I think we can all agree with it. It is rare to find someone who will “click” and match all your interests, hobbies and energy, so keeping our true friends close is really important.
However, it sometimes happens that we lose a friend due to some unwanted circumstances or situations, such as moving to another country. But, it would be pretty much a waste to end a friendship that was beautiful just because of something like moving.
Another unfortunate example would be if you met someone on a vacation or a festival that took place in another country, but after the event, you two no longer have any way of communicating. Although this can be pretty sad, there is a bright side to the entire situation as well.
Luckily for all of us, we live in a world where everything, or should we say, everyone, is connected through the internet. Which means, we have quite a few options and ways to search for our long-lost friends and hopefully get back in touch with them.
We decided to write an article with a few tips that will potentially help you in the journey of connecting with your long lost friends, relatives or simply someone who you knew just for a day before losing connection. So, without any further ado, let’s begin.
How to find a long-lost friend online
So in a scenario where you need to re-connect with someone, finding them is a process that should be taken step by step. You need to work with what you have if you have any information about them. First of all, if they were your friend or even someone you met and knew for a day, you probably know their name already. And that’s the base where you should start from.
According to an online service that is known by the name of TruthFinder, a lot of people are trying to locate someone who is long-lost by their name and possibly a surname if they know it. So, the first thing that you need to try is that, and if it doesn’t work, it is time to expand our search fields. If you know where the person is from, you can start adding the country to your searches. This will really be of great help in terms of narrowing down the search results. Even better, if you know the city in which they live, finding them and re-connecting will get much easier.
Other few useful tips would be to try and search for them on social media, in case you are not lucky enough with the other services. Almost everyone nowadays owns at least one social media profile, and even the elderly population are not an exception. Simply try searching for their name and surname, and if that doesn’t work, maybe try using a nickname or a pseudonym if they ever mentioned that they have one. Make sure to try Facebook, Instagram or Twitter, since those are the most widely used social media platforms today, so your chances will be much higher.