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How to Find a Long Lost Love

by eHow Contributor

From time to time people come into your life and they make a deep impression on you. Here is what to do when suddenly that person you have fallen for is no where to be found.

The first thing you want to do is think about how much you already know about this person. Think about the members of their family and where they live. If this person has family out of state, or city, chances are they may have moved to be closer to them. If that is what you suspect do a through search on the internet of their names. Try using different search engines like Google, or Yahoo. You can also try searching sites that list the names of different classmates if the person went to school with you. People like to use these sites to keep in touch and the person your looking for may be listed on that website.

There are also many other sites like Myspace, Facebook, Mocospace and other friend oriented sites that the person may be a member of. Try typing in their name and see if they have a page. Another thing you can try is doing a Google search of the white pages. You can use the White pages if you can remember their name and their last address. If you do you can type those into the search engine and a list of numbers and addresses will appear. Once you see the name of the person you are searching for take down any information listed. There may be a phone number given. Don't be afraid if you think that the number might not be their's anymore. If you really miss this person you should throw all caution to the wind and try. Who knows the number might still be their's and your search could be over.

Lastly there are a few other helpful tips that can help you track down a loved one. Remember some of the places you and that person used to go. If it was a favorite spot of their's you might have luck and just bump into them one day. Nothing fails but a try. You can also try placing and ad on the internet stating you are looking for this person and leave your contact information. They just might see it or someone may tell them about it and they will get in touch with you. It may also help if they don't have a phone number listed but an address to write a letter to that person.

Items you will need
  • Computer
  • Internet
  • Phone
  • Paper
  • envelopes

Tips

  • Even if you haven't found them after searching for a few months. Don't give up!
  • If this person really means that much to you try to get your story on the news. Others have done it.

Warnings

  • Sometimes even after a long search you may not find the person. Its a heartbreaking thing, but it's true.
  • Be careful if you do find your lost love. Sometimes after some years a person may not be as you remember them. What you find you may not like and it can hurt.