There’s been a few friends over the years that I have lost contact with. In the last few years, there’s been an explosion of webites and services that, for a fee, will help you track them down. For the most part, I just want to know how they’re doing. One friend was a girl I knew in school. She had a seriously sucky home life (abusive father, divorced parents, slutty uncaring mother, consequently negatively affecting school). While I don’t necessarily want to re-start a friendship, I would really like to know if she’s doing okay. I think of her (and the others) from time to time, but it’s been 20 years now! Should I just give up thinking about them? The fees are usually in the $30-100 range and I COULD afford them, but I don’t know if I should.
Have any Dopers used these services? What were the results?