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Yahoo! Personals is a large, easy to use and appealing online dating site. Demographic statistics are not available for this site, but unlike other sites, you can read all of your messages and view profiles with photographs before you commit to a subscription. Yahoo! Personals offers one of the most flexible search and match functions and novel filters for viewing your soon to be growing list of communication from members.
Yahoo! Personals allow you to better access the dating pool potential before paying a membership fee. Not only can you search for free, but once you’ve posted your profile, you can see who has viewed you, a feature not available on most other top sites. From this list, you can see a photo, complete profile and when your profile was viewed. Like what you see? Consider joining, and you will be able to communicate with other members. This is one of the largest dating sites, but demographic information is not available from Quantcast separate from the parent site yahoo.com.
If you are a Yahoo user, the registration process is quick, otherwise allow a few extra minutes to set up an account with Yahoo! and make a new e-mail account. Be patient, the dating profile is detailed and includes preferences not seen anywhere else, which are useful on searches.
Appearance, lifestyle and home life questions are typical of most online dating site, but Yahoo! Personals offer a fourth section in the profile: personality. In addition to the standard interests and astrological signs, you can reveal your preferred social setting like Social Butterfly or Home Body and your TV watching habits like Sports Nut and Channel Hopper. Yahoo! Personals offer an essay and the ability to add up to ten photos.
Also, as part of your profile creation you will answer questions as to what you are looking for. You will answer questions in the same genre as the questions you answered about yourself, such as appearance, lifestyle, home life, personality and an about tab where you can request certain questions to be answered.
You can choose to have your profile searchable on Yahoo! personals, in partnering sites, or to have it only viewable by those whom you contact.
You won’t go wrong with Yahoo! Personals. You’ll enjoy some amusing personality traits revealed in the profiles and a novel approach to categorizing your matches and communication from members. Yahoo! Personals does not offer as many additional services of the two top-ranked sites, but does have a large pool, which puts it at number three.