Why Online Dating Services Beat Traditional Personals Every Time
Copyright (C) 2005 Elena Solomon, author of 12
Personal ads are hundreds
of years old. There were already personal ads in newspapers at the
beginning of 19th century.
Now, with the invention of Internet, you can place your personal ad in
front of hundreds of thousands of available singles. In terms of reaching
the widest audience for your personal ad, nothing can compare with online
Should you even bother with placing a personal ad in newspapers those
I have been placing personal ads in newspapers, and I have been placing
personal ads online, and my experience is that online dating services
beat traditional personals every time.
This is why:
1. You can reach many more people through your online ad.
I have said about it in the very beginning but this is worth repeating:
newspaper ads can NEVER compare with the audience you can reach online.
Virtually every one has connection to the Internet these days, and since
you are reading it online, I am sure you would prefer someone computer
literate as your mate.
2. You can put much more information in your online ad.
To include as much information in your newspaper ad as you can in your
online ad would cost you a fortune - and most dating sites will allow
you to place your ad for free. Your online ad is nicely structured and
easy to read, so the amount of information does not seem overwhelming,
as it would be if you tried to include the same amount of information
in your newspaper ad.
3. You can put a picture with your online ad.
A picture is worth a thousand words. All online dating services will allow
you to place a photo, so people answering your ad already know how you
look like. All things being equal, who would you prefer to contact, a
person who has a photo in their personal ad, or a person without one?
4. You can change your online ad as often as you want.
You cannot change a newspaper ad - once printed, it's done. If you want
to change something in your newspaper ad and see what works better, you
have to place many ads - and you have to pay again every time. Online,
you can change your ad as often as you please and check what works the
5. Your online ad has no expiry date.
How long do you keep newspapers on your desk? You are lucky if you keep
receiving responses to your newspaper ad for two weeks. Your online ad
can stay on the dating site forever, until you decide to remove it.
6. You can view ads of people that answer you online.
Offline, you have no information about people answering your ad - and
it can be difficult to obtain answers to certain questions. Online, most
of the basics are covered in the personal profile, and you can also view
their photo, before answering them.
7. You can communicate anonymously online.
You can talk to people answering your online ads without giving away your
personal contact details for as long as you want. Offline, you have to
give away your contact information immediately. Online dating is safer.
8. Online dating is cheaper.
And the last but not the least, online personal ads will cost you less
than traditional newspaper ads. Most dating sites will allow you to place
a personal ad for free, and many will also allow you to receive responses
from other members free. On most sites, you only pay when you want to
answer ads of other members. If you decide to buy a subscription, the
price is less than you would pay for a movie ticket and popcorn - and
you can meet thousands and thousands of people.
As you can plainly see, online dating beats traditional personals every
So, the message is clear: If you want to improve your love life - get
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Solomon is a dating coach.
Her latest book "12
Simple Rules" became #1 'Love
& Romance' bestseller in the leading
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you EXACTLY how you can utilize the natural laws of attraction and our
in-built sexual strategies to win in the game of love.
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