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Yahoo! Personals



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Published 07/09/2008 and rated Ratingstars4 4 out of 5 stars
by AppAppeal Editor
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What can you use the app for?

Rather than sitting back and waiting for that someone special to enter right through the door, something like online dating looks more practical. Building on this concept, Yahoo Personals is an attempt to help people to find the special someone in their lives. Currently it is among one of the most popular sites in this service domain and acts as a matchmaker, bringing together singles. The platform gives a better exposure and helps one find a date that can eventually turn into love or marriage. This is a service that anybody can try out irrespective of sex, ethnicity or sexual preferences -single men, single women, gays, Asians, Jews or Christians. Yahoo has a very efficient matching mechanism that ensures that members get only the kind of partners they are looking for. Members can set on their love journey simply by creating a profile and then searching for local singles. Upon finding someone interesting, they can chat or exchange emails. Their dating articles, quizzes and other useful love tips are an added delight. With a reliable dating facilitator like Yahoo Personals, finding dates is just a click away. People across Europe, Americas and Asia-Pacific have been successfully using this service.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

Personals is a Yahoo owned service. It is regarded as one of the most successful and largest online dating websites. With reach across more than 15 countries, it is a major player in this field. Millions of users connect daily to like-minded people using this site. It has been announced in May 2010 that Match.com will become the official dating site for Yahoo. The co-branded site is called Match.com on Yahoo!

What are the differences to other apps?

Quite expectedly in the online dating niche Yahoo Personals has a huge mass appeal. The brand name of Yahoo is something that makes it more popular and accessible than any other site. It is a reliable platform to find interesting singles in one's local area. Various features like Personal Premiere, Ice Breaker, Personality and Love Style Tests, Instant messaging, 5 star safety program etc. are unique to this site.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

Yahoo Personals looks like most other dating websites. It shows pictures of couples who found love using the service. All the information regarding the site and its services is displayed on the home page itself. It gives the site a crowded look. Over a simple white background, a variety of colors have been used for text and graphics. Navigation is fast.

How does the registration process work?

Browsing profiles and creating account is free but exchanging messages and emails requires registration and subscription. Yahoo Personals offers a 7 day trial membership on all of its three subscription plans. Membership plans range from 1 month to 6 months. Signing-up process is quite lengthy and requires a lot of information like name, email, birthday, security question, code etc.

What does it cost to use the application?

Yahoo Personals has a subscription based revenue model. Members can choose from three different subscription plans. At a particular point in time, membership can be availed up to a period of 6 months after which it can be renewed. However, browsing through profiles is free.

Who would you recommend the application to?

Yahoo Personals is recommended to all those who are in search of a platform that can help them to meet local singles. People from any background, young or old can use its services. Dating is a fun and exciting thing, Yahoo Personals adds to the experience. It is for anybody and everybody who wants to be struck by the Cupid's arrow.

  • Elaborate relationship test
  • Personality and love style test
  • Icebreakers-an easy way to start the conversation
  • Yahoo Personals premiere
  • Gift subscriptions
  • Well researched dating tips


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