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Yahoo! Personals Reviews

Average: • 3.3 / 5 (by 17 Users)   View

As of July 2010, has closed (see Story). Yahoo has now partnered with to be their exclusive dating service. Click here for more information and our review of

Below, we have left our original Yahoo! Personals review for your continued reading. This review received its last major update during the month of April 2010.

Yahoo has been around since the internet became popular in the early 1990s. Their search engine and news portal is trusted by millions of people. With well over 10 million members with profiles, Yahoo! Personals can gives you the connection singles are looking for.

This dating service has been designed with the idea of simplicity. There is not a large amount of information that needs to be entered for yourself, so you can create your profile quickly and start searching for the perfect partner. Searching is set up in a pleasing way, allowing you to hide the advanced options you do not need. Saving of searches is also a big help for when you want to log into the site quickly, just to see if there is anyone new that has signed up that meets your criteria.

Yahoo! Personals is a popular matchmaking site with not only single Americans but Canadians as well. There were over 7.2 million unique Canadian visits to this online dating service in 2003. With Yahoo! Personals recent site redesign and new features, finding your life partner has never been easier.

Positives of Yahoo! Personals

  • Yahoo's 6-Month Promise: find a soul mate or receive an additional six-month membership for free
  • Over 13 different international sites. Set up for each country’s language and culture
  • Very large database of members
  • Allow sorting of your search results by when Yahoo members have last logged on (a very useful feature)
  • Easy to join and use
  • Yahoo is a trusted name brand

Negatives of Yahoo! Personals

  • Some sponsored links at the bottom of your singles search results. Not sure if they are still there with paid membership


A list of up to the last 5 awards for the Current year and/or Past that Yahoo! Personals has been the recipient of, in the Dating Sites Reviews Choice awards.


2009 Dating Sites Reviews Single's Choice Award - Bronze 2008 Dating Sites Reviews Single's Choice Award - Bronze

Note: See this page for a full list of past awards

At a Glance

United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, Brazil, China, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, Spain, International
Member Numbers:
10,000,000 ?
Cost per Month:
From $15.99 / month
Membership Types:
Free - Basic

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Yahoo! Personals Free Membership

  • A free full membership seven day trial is available which includes all features
  • Yes (unlimited)
  • Included:
    • Create a profile (only first item need to be filled in)
      • Name, age and relationship type
      • Appearance
      • Home and family
      • Professional life
      • Lifestyle
      • Personal
      • My match's physical appearance
      • My match's family life
      • My match's education and profession
      • My match's physical lifestyle
      • More about my match (religion, political views)
      • Headline
      • Describe yourself and your ideal match in your own words
    • Add up to 10 photos with captions (multiple formats accepted)
    • Searching
  • Not included:
    • Communicating with members
  • Profiles are reviewed before being submitted to database
  • Each section that is filled out in the profile have, on average, five questions

Relationship Types Allowed

  • Straight
  • Gay
  • Lesbian

Your Relationship Status

  • Single
  • Divorced
  • Widowed

Relationships You can Find

  • Dating
  • Friends
  • Long-Term
  • Marriage

Yahoo! Personals Costs

  • Prices last confirmed April 30, 2010. Please check Yahoo! Personals for most recent pricing. All prices in USD unless specified otherwise. Prices may differ based on location, time of purchase, or access point (this can include device used and/or if accessed from a website or app)
  • Costs in US funds and last checked on April 30, 2010.
  • Yahoo! Personals membership
    • One month = $29.99 USD
    • Three months = $19.99 a month, at a total of $59.97. This is a 31% Savings!
    • Six months = $15.99 a month, at a total of $95.94. This is a 46% Savings!
  • Receive the Yahoo! Personals 6 Month Promise by choosing the six-month plan
    • If you do not find someone special by the end of your six-month subscription, Yahoo will give you another six months for free
    • To be eligible, you must post an approved searchable profile and primary photo and communicate with at least five different members each month
    • Yahoo will help you keep track of your eligibility each month by emailing you your status
  • Can purchase in the currency of your country
  • Yahoo accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express credit cards, debit cards with the Visa or MasterCard logo on them and PayPal

Yahoo! Personals Viewing & Communication Features

  • Photos
  • Profiles
    • Make your profile searchable or share it only with people you choose
  • Who is online
  • Yahoo! instant messenger/li>
  • Personal mailbox to keep track of messages sent and received
    • Can send messages anonymously
    • Secure
  • Basic search includes your gender, age and sexual orientation, distance, city and zip code
  • Advanced search includes any part of profile, like appearance, interests and lifestyles
  • Photo caption search
  • View search results in a basic, photo gallery or slideshow view
  • Can save searches to make it easier when you log in at another time
  • Yahoo! will suggest probable matches based on each other’s profiles

Other Yahoo! Personals Information

  • Excellent dating advice and help section
  • All ads and pictures on Yahoo! Personals contain people who are actual members

Related Categories

  • No related items found.

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