Yahoo’s current online dating site, Personals, will be folded into a new co-branded site called “on Yahoo.” Match already powers Yahoo Personals in a number of European markets.
“All kinds of people are doing it,” says Caploe, 54, a publisher who lives in New York City.
“It was—unbelievably—not a crazy experience.” Online dating has certainly lost its lonely-hearts stigma.
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.
Participation by those 18 to 24 has almost tripled since 2013, and boomer enrollment has doubled.
In fact, people over 50 are one of the fastest growing segments.
Hopefully you will all have fun meeting singles and try out this online dating thing... a month, we'll see how it goes, and since everyone checks thier Yahoo email pretty often the chances of flaking out on emails are less. Lo L this one here is 100% free bud, on Yahoo they can read what ya sent them but they can't reply unless they pay also, so if you like em in your messages send em your e-mail alsoor better yet in your e-mails send em here they can then have it all for free.
Remember that we are the largest free online dating service, so you will never have to pay a dime to meet your soulmate. Shit, now I'm just hoping the women I email can READ the emails if they aren't paid..... It's been my experience that everyone on Yahoo personals (in my area anyway) are completely clueless.
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.
Just look at how many people seeking dates or mates are flocking to matchmaking sites and apps.