There were two things that I found unusual about Yahoo Personals, and both were more annoying than anything else.

Every time someone visits your profile during the first few weeks after you sign up, Yahoo Personals will send you a note saying you have mail.

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Unfortunately, that mail is just to tell you that someone took a look at your profile, and maybe they "flirted" with a generic Icebreaker message.

For people in larger areas, this could mean a tremendous amount of emails.

Additionally, there is a 72-hour cancellation policy, where users who are unhappy with the service can get a refund. Personals when it still existed, so it's no great shame that it merged with (as have many other dating sites, by the way). Try Ok Cupid first, and if you're not getting the hits you want, I suggest my in-depth article, "How To Actually Meet Someone Using Ok Cupid".

Meeting through friends ranks is second (25%), followed by work (8%) and bar/clubs (6%).

#3: No site can determine whom you are destined to marry Match and e Harmony may tout their high-compatibility rates but “science has found no support for these claims,” says Slater.

A University of Chicago study last year determined that nearly 35% of recently married couples met online.Most people think the billion online dating industry started connecting wannabe lovers only 15 years ago but Dan Slater, author of several books including “A Million First Dates,” says that’s just one myth of online dating.Slater shares three secrets of the industry (full disclosure: Slater met his wife at a yoga class).#1: Computers have been helping singles find love for decades Slater’s parents actually met in the late 1960s thanks to a computer program called “CONTACT Personality Preference Inventory” at Harvard.Paying users can do all of this as well as send instant messages and emails.All Yahoo Personals members have access to "We Match" as well, which merely shows which members have answered basic demographic and tick box questions that are similar to your own.You can make new friends and find dates through the Yahoo!