Instances that you are to check for the marital status of the person have several reasons. Civil status of the person is important in the listings of several public records. Even when applying for a job or on any benefits and privilege, the information of your civil status is one of the information that is required from you.
In some personal note, when you are dating a man or a woman whom you have no certain ideas yet with regards to some aspects of them, would you rather want to know first if the person is single, married, separated, or widowed? This is important (at least for some) to avoid any risk of complications if you get into further relation with the person.
Some people gets to fake their status for many different reasons. Many privileges have status related qualifications and in order to avail them, they have to say that they have one or the other as a status. Again, let’s tickle a bit some funny (for some, irritating) scenarios where a man (or woman) tells the person he/she is attracted to that he/she is single and available when in fact are very much committed by the bond of marriage. Scenes like this might make someone think it is just ok. But would being honest about someone’s status a factor for the person’s honesty to you on some other aspects as well? Think again.
If you are someone who needs to know about the real score behind someone’s status – might it be for some privilege grant or personal ‘prospecting’ reason, they is a way to help you know it. If going through the national statistics office just to check is time and effort consuming for you, you may want to consider doing a background check online via people search engines. This method of seeking for information is done with just a click in your mouse and voila! You may also view other information about the person that may be relevant for you to know.