Dating someone who has been in jail

However, simply deciding that there is a problem based on the single fact that the person is a criminal is a form of absolutist thinking.

It does not take into account that there are people that have committed crimes or been convicted of crimes that you might want to date.

The name of the prison or jail and whether it is a federal, state, county or other facility can form the basis of an Internet search.

Basic facts about the inmate, such as their name and prisoner ID number are also useful.

Sometimes this fact will be a good reason to not pursue a relationship or even a date.