In smaller towns especially, this may pose a problem and therefore I recommend using a pseudonym for this portion of the Yahoo Personals site should you choose to sign up for it.
One month of access at Yahoo Personals costs .95.
You now have to pay to reply to ads, but you can join for free, and there are many photo personals available.
Each personal ad lists the member's last activity on the site, and you can also see the date the ad was posted.
You get your own personals area for storing saved personal ads.
Buying three months at a time reduces the cost to $21.65 a month or six months for $14.99 a month - but both of these multiple month options are payable in advance, in full.
Yahoo Personals also practices automatic billing, which means the membership term you pay for initially will be automatically billed at completion unless you inform Yahoo Personals in advance to cancel.
You can also setup "Matches by Mail" by describing the type of person you are looking for.
Yahoo will then send you personal ads via email that match your criteria.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.And although it is true that their terms of service, refund policies and site structure are straightforward, accessible and reasonable, the only features Yahoo Personals offers are the most basic ones that most sites have been offering for years. Personals helps you build meaningful relationships with a large community of people like yourself.In my experience, however, I found We Match not to be very accurate.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).The second unique 'feature' of Yahoo Personals is the fact that the system asks for your real first name to identify yourself on the site, and not an anonymous, made-up handle.