Yahoo! Personals is a date and matchmaking site offered by one of the biggest and most trusted online brands, Yahoo! offers a free initial membership.
You can sign up for free, create your profile and browse photo profiles of other singles who've signed up with Yahoo and date them. While Yahoo's date and personals services are a relatively recent addition to its offerings, they have quickly become one of the largest. At last count, Yahoo! had over 8 million singles from across the world.
UPDATE: Yahoo! Personals shut down in May 2010. Yahoo now has a tie up with Match.com to offer dating services.
Yahoo! date and personals service is available to singles in USA, UK, Canada, France, Germany and Australia. To post a dating ad, you’ll need to be a Yahoo! date member and you’ll be prompted to do that first before you join to post your profile.
You can keep your profile private on unsearchable on Yahoo! so it isn't displayed in the search results to a user searching for a prospective date. If you send a message to someone, the person can read your profile.
Posting your profile on Yahoo! date is free but if you're serious about wanting to date, we strongly recommend you sign up as a paid member. This has several advantages. You can send messages to other members and reply to messages from Yahoo! date members. You can add a voice message and a video message to your profile. You can add as many as five photographs to your profile.
Yahoo! is an excellent search engine and it seems to use its search technology to good use for its date and personals site.
The search on the Yahoo date site is quick and you can search for dating profiles using zip codes, names of cities and other parameters. You can zero in on the prospective dates you find promising.
There is a feature called 'mutual match' on Yahoo! personals which will let you be matched with people who're similar to you.
You can send 'Ice breakers' for free. This is similar to the 'wink' feature on Match.com You can also view photos online of other members. Chat is available and Yahoo! Instant messenger is used for this.
Yahoo! date and personals has so many members that if you've been eyeing your neighbourhood hottie, you might just find she's a member at Yahoo!
You'll be amazed at the number of people from your zip code who're members already.
Yahoo! date and personals has so many members that if you've been eyeing your neighbourhood hottie, you might just find she's a member at Yahoo! You'll be amazed at the number of people from your zip code who're members already.
Yahoo! Personals costs:
$19.95 for a month
$42.95 for 3 months
$89.95 for 1 year
Yahoo! date is worth every cent and you can opt for their 7 Day FREE Trial offer