v. To search for information on the web, particularly by using the Google search engine; to search the web for information related to a new or potential girlfriend or boyfriend.
Other Forms
Still a rare practice among the online masses, Googling the one you (might) love is fairly common among the young, professional and Internet-savvy. 'Everyone does it,' said Jena Fischer, 26, a Chicago advertising executive. 'And if [they say] they're not doing it, they're lying.'
—Nara Schoenberg, “Don't Go Into Date Blind; Singles Googling Before Canoodling,” Chicago Tribune, April 02, 2001
So if you're Googling your prospective dates, a word of warning: Don't jump to conclusions about someone just because Google says she murdered 50 people. Chances are, that's an overstatement.
—Amy Gilligan, “Googling is newest date thing,” Telegraph-Herald, January 14, 2001
Dave Eggers, the 29-year-old author of 'A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius' and editor of the quarterly journal McSweeney's, will chat with folks at a private Denver residence on Tuesday. … Eggers is owner of probably the most Googled name out there right now.
—“Novelist Dave Eggers to speak in Denver,” The Denver Post, September 10, 2000
1998 (earliest)
Expect to see a lot of changes in Google in the next few months. We plan to have a much bigger index than our current 24 million pages soon. Thanks to all the people who have sent us logos, HTML and suggestions. Keep them coming!

Have fun and keep googling!
—Larry Page, “Google Friends Newsletter for July 9, 1998,” Google, July 09, 1998
The blind date has been replaced, we hear, by the 20/20 date.

Once, the prospective girlfriend devoted considerable time to the predate ritual, switching dresses, reapplying lipstick, declumping lashes, and, perhaps, calling the friend of a friend of a friend who might remember the date's name.

These days, date-readiness requires roughly the same amount of time, during which the investigative dater, suited up in her regulation black shift and clumpless mascara, gives the boyfriend-applicant a once-over. This process reflects none of the cuddliness implicit in the term "Googling."

With the assistance of her high-speed Internet connection, she scans and fact-checks her suitor's resume. Her short, buffed nails pull up his credit history, mortgage schedule, publications record, professional reprimands, genealogy and horoscope.
—Leah Eskin, “Getting to know ALL about you,” The Chicago Tribune, February 09, 2003