- Meghan Markle didn’t look up Prince Harry online before their first blind date.
- Therapists say there’s merit to Googling a date beforehand for safety and value alignment.
- They warned about overdoing it, which can give you unrealistic expectations for the date.
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During Meghan Markle and Harry’s interview with Oprah Winfrey on Sunday, Markle revealed more details of her blind-date-turned-courtship with the prince, including the fact she never looked him up on the internet before their first date.
“I never looked up my husband online,” Markle told Winfrey. “I just didn’t feel the need to because everything that I needed to know, he was sharing with me — or everything we thought I needed to know, he was telling me.”
Markle and Harry first met in July 2016 when a mutual friend set them up on a blind date.
In a 2017 BBC interview, Markle said she only asked her friend one question about Harry:
“Because I’m from the states, you don’t grow up with the same understanding of the royal family,” Markle said. “I didn’t know much about him, so the only thing that I had asked [our mutual friend] when she said that she wanted to set us up, was, ‘Well, is he nice?’ Cause if he wasn’t kind, it just didn’t seem like it would make…