Sometimes this fact will be a good reason to not pursue a relationship or even a date.
In other situations, you may still be interested in dating the criminal, but you will need to exercise certain precautions.
has also expressed concerns about any government endorsement of such an initiative.
states that it has considered but rejected the idea of conducting criminal background checks because national criminal databases are incomplete and criminals can avoid detection by signing up with a fake identity.
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.