In 2010, Yahoo Personals ceased to exist as a dating site because of an agreement that was struck with then competitor Match.com. So Match.com is the official internet dating website for Yahoo Personals.
Here's a little background into the Match/Yahoo Personals agreement.
Yahoo Personals UK first partnered with Match in 2006. Later Yahoo Personals USA followed.
Yahoo subscribers were given the opportunity to move their account to the new co-branded Match.com / Yahoo website, and I would imagine that many of them did.
Yahoo Personals members received a special offer from Match.com, and the two companies worked together to help members easily make the switch to the new program.
With features like a huge membership base, mobile app, personalized matches and a robust on-site search engine, Match.com is the premier dating site and has been for a while.
The key ingredient to a successful online dating site is to have a large community of active members. When Yahoo Personals members were integrated into Match.com, it grew an already large community of singles into an even larger one.
An enormous database of singles increases the likelihood that you will actually find good matches.
Equally as important to a dating site’s success is to provide the tools necessary to help members find other members that are most ideal.
After all, I’m sure you (or anybody else) don’t want to sit and read through hundreds of profiles to find good matches.
Match has the tools and technology to help you narrow the database of millions down to only those who match your defined criteria.
Next to Match.com, eHarmony is probably the most popular online dating site. If you’re absolutely fed up with dating, and want to find true and lasting love, then you at least want to consider joining eHarmony.
eHarmony is best known for its comprehensive system for matching members who join the service.
Prospective members are asked to complete a questionnaire that covers multiple subjects including lifestyle, values, and personal preferences.
When you finish, you’ll receive your personality profile. This profile is the key to the eHarmony engine. It will be used to pair you with members who have similar interests and values.
The eHarmony system will automatically scour the database, compile your better matches and electronically deliver them to through the site and to your e-mail box.
Then it’s up to you to decide if you want to contact any of these members to see if you find a great match.