You can still read our original review below, but Top Ten Reviews is no longer updating this product’s information. 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. 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. Personals allow you to better access the dating pool potential before paying a membership fee.
I checked off that a smoker was a non-negotiable for me, and yet several Yahoo Personals members showed up in my We Match list as did numerous people well over my stated acceptable age range (some more than 30 years my senior).
There were two things that I found unusual about Yahoo Personals, and both were more annoying than anything else.
Not quite sure why the change, used to be I couldn't write unless I was a paying member, now that I'm not a paying member, I can still reply, sometimes I can't reply....be the IT gods are smiling on me No it doesn't matter if you pay or not..can always write a reply to someone who contacts you first.
With a slick advertising campaign of real members and a large user base in both the US and Canada, Yahoo Personals looks like a solid dating site on paper.
Personals network of online personal profiles."Unpaid Yahoo Personals members can sign up, create a profile, search for members and send generic Icebreaker messages.
Paying users can do all of this as well as send instant messages and emails.
“It was—unbelievably—not a crazy experience.” Online dating has certainly lost its lonely-hearts stigma.
I keep editing my profile and asking people who are not compatible with me to let me be - to no avail. I carefully look over that stuff myself and if the person is looking for someone younger, thinner, etc etc I don't bother them...the dudes that write me - I look at what THEY want and they WANT conservative non-smokers, but still the write me! It makes me wonder if Yahoo attracts the brain dead (or if brain dead is all that is available in MY particular area, LOL). Have met quite a few really nice guys on Yahoo Personals here in Charlotte, NC.
It does seem to go in cycles though, sometimes I get nothing, other times, I can hardly keep up.
Well, after being signed up and then cancelling my unpaid memberships at about 5 or so other dating sites, I"ve found one with a sh*tload of women on it in my area active within 24 hours! You get to put your criteria at the bottom of the page, right, stuff like what types of people you want to date - age range, political views, etc. I guess they just look at the pictures and start writing.
I am a liberal who smokes and this week I am getting bombarded by conservatives who don't smoke.