In a free trial period, the service matches people based on a profile people fill out.If there is a potential match in the system, the service will organize people for a 10-minute rendezvous over IM."We've seen a rise in IM usage (for personals) over time," said Samantha Lazear, senior product manager of Yahoo Personals.
In a free trial period, the service matches people based on a profile people fill out.If there is a potential match in the system, the service will organize people for a 10-minute rendezvous over IM.
An instant connection Match.com, one of the top dating sites, Messenger in July, allowing subscribers to reach potential mates instantly when they are online.
Kathleen Roldan, director of dating at Match.com, said that one of pluses of the service is that it maintains people's anonymity.
At least half of its Personals couples had around 25 IM conversations, but exchanged only five phone calls and up to 10 e-mails in the first three weeks of meeting, the company said.
Yahoo set the stage for better communication among subscribers with new IM this summer.
In October, Date with features that let people use video as well as real-time chat to sift through potential mates.
Another site, Lavalife.com, lets people call a phone number in their area to hear personal ads or use IM to get to know people.
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Pal Talk plans to start charging for the service in 2003.
Many other sites use video as a way to improve the matchmaking experience.