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Do Tell: Have You Ever Posted a Personal?

We all meet potential mates in different ways. Some stick to meeting through friends, some like to be set up on blind dates, and others have more luck with Internet dating. Juggling friends, family, and career can make it difficult to meet someone, so why not remedy that by posting a personal ad? Although there is a negative stigma attached to it, ladies, do tell: Have you ever posted or would you ever post a personal ad?


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frenchie77 frenchie77 9 years
No - but I read the ones in the newspapers for kicks when I'm bored in the train. Some people are pretty funny in what they print, and others sound really like nice people.
bugness bugness 9 years
I did and actually met up with two guys I met on there. The first one was a bad match, age-wise, and the second one I dated for 3 months before I realized he was going nowhere fast. I always thought it was funny to see the guys I knew from school show up in my matches. The best story though is when one of my dad's employees was checking his email as they sat next to each other, and I showed up in his matches.
mrspiven mrspiven 9 years
i've never tried it but a good friend of mine is on it right now and she's going on dates all the time! nothing serious yet, but she likes the variety and everything's been going well. so if i were on the market, i might try it.
Liz4aker Liz4aker 9 years
I never have. I guess i just am afraid of the quality of guys i would find on there.
Beauty Beauty 9 years
For sure! I think it's a brilliant way to meet new people, and I don't see anything wrong or weird with it. I have quite a few friends who married great guys they met online. It's especially good if you're introverted. Worst-case scenario, you make a new friend or two. The funny thing is, the more honest my ads were ("I go to bed early. I like to read a lot."), the more responses I had. Go figure.
popgoestheworld popgoestheworld 9 years
I met my boyfriend on and it's been over 2.5 years. I just wanted to go on some fun dates after getting out of a long-term relationship and thought it would be fun to try. Maybe I'm just biased but I don't think there is a negative stigma attached to it at all anymore! I know lots of totally normal attractive people who just wanted some more options and got online to find them.
Jinx Jinx 9 years
No, but I'm not against it. Congratulations Kimsak! I agre the stigma is wearing off, I believe theres many popples that met their significant others online, or know of someone who did.
Eternity Eternity 9 years
Yeah, after I left my ex for cheating on me for the last time, I went through a year of major self-restructuring. I had to get over the self esteem problems and part of that was deciding to post some personals in our local arts & entertainment communities. I met a few really really interesting guys, none I ended up actually dating, but several that were fun to exchange emails and stories with. I encourage people to do it if they aren't into the bar scene, but choose the outlet that matches your social demographic.
lily314 lily314 9 years
I met my current boyfriend through (almost 13 months ... heh, the lucky month). Before him, I dated a few other people from Match. No horror stories; some of them just didn't click, and others dropped out of the running after a few nice dates. I think Internet dating is perfectly legit if you are careful. Craigslist, on the other hand, a little shady... And don't get me started on the bigotry that is eHarmony.
lms lms 9 years
Never have and don't think that I ever would. I have been married forever now though.
designergirl designergirl 9 years
I would consider it if I was single.
LadyP LadyP 9 years
Nope, sure haven't.
Cymone Cymone 9 years
You're right about the negative stigma but I think it's wearing off! If it comes to that I definitely would, through a legitimate site of course.
gooniette gooniette 9 years
I tried it and met some real jerks, but a couple of the guys were nice even though they didn't work out. If you don't know how else to meet people with similar interests, it's a great idea. Just beware of the ones who are just looking for someone to add to their booty call list. Congrats Kimsaks! My brother met his wife through online dating too.
WhatTheFrockBlog WhatTheFrockBlog 9 years
I haven't, but I see nothing wrong with it. I know several people who have met their spouses online through personal ads.
Greggie Greggie 9 years
Yes, but not as a dating request. It was a note to a guy I was already dating. I have no idea if I would or wouldn't use online dating, it's not something I had to consider since I was married before it became big. I'd have to be in the situation again to know how I felt about it.
SummerBaby SummerBaby 9 years
oooops double post!
SummerBaby SummerBaby 9 years
i have not posted one.. but thats not to say that i never would!!.. who knows.. it could be fuN!
LaLaLaurie06 LaLaLaurie06 9 years
yes. am currently dating the guy i met through that.
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 9 years
No I have not...
Lizzard214 Lizzard214 9 years
Congratulations kimsak! :)
kimsaks86 kimsaks86 9 years
I have. And it worked eventually. I'm getting married on Friday to someone who answered it. It was online through Yahoo personals.
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