" In contrast, writing "I love sitting by a fireplace, talking about everything and nothing," prompts no responses.
Imagine that an individual approaches you at a party. E.g., one of my ads said that I lived in a million-dollar home.
Less than 1% of married couples met via personal ads (see "Where Couples Met," page 90).
Users on Ok Cupid exchange about 4 million messages a day.
Of course, they do so with a special purpose — dating — but the interface provides no specific prompt and enforces no limit on what or how much anyone types.
Only 2% of short-term sexual relationships started with a personal ad.
Less than one in 500 online personal ad users finds a partner. Personal ads are, in general, a poor way to find a mate.
For months before the holidays, Mc Ginnis had multiple ads running on the social network.