Personal ads have a history going back at least 300 years, according to a new book on the subject entitled "Classified: The Secret History of the Personal Column" (Random House Books, 2009).Internet dating is just the modern version of the first "matrimonial" agencies of the 1700s, which helped lonely bachelors search for wives through printed ads, said author H. Cocks, a history lecturer at the University of Nottingham, UK.Are you looking for someone to date, or a long-term relationship?
If you think you may have found my smile, please e-mail me as I really need it to be myself. When people are sometimes asked to describe me, the term "spark plug" is often used.
I know how to speak my mind and get what I want, but I do so with a smile.
The site offers a good roundup of matchmaking sites in many categories, including free dating sites, single parents' dating sites, dating over 50, mobile phone dating, wealthy singles, and more.
The site also includes forums that offer advice and info about online dating.
But which ones are reliable and worth checking out?