Can you trust all the information you have? Some of it is fact and some of it is fiction -- how can you tell the difference? How are you going to make your next move if you don't know what you're working with here? This person is clearly interested, but all this conflicting data is something of an obstacle. The best way to get around it? Break the ice and communicate with you-know-who directly. Make them tell you their life story. Don't rely on second-hand stuff. Once you initiate conversation, they'll have the opportunity to get to know you, too.