Sydney, Australia (PressExposure) June 02, 2009 -- More and more single Australians looking for love are turning to online people search to research information on future dates and ensure their own safety before meeting potential partners.
The people search source Yasni has revealed that nearly double the amount of searches coming from residents in Australia have been related to individuals trying to piece together information on prospective dates.
Results from a global survey show that the majority of females in Australia who use the free service say that they do so to ensure their own safety and security before going on a date with the second most popular reason being to find out their dates likes and dislikes.
The research also shows that males are using the site but for slightly differing reasons.
The top male reason is so that they can find out more information about the things their date likes in order to try and increase their chances of the date going well and the second most popular reason is so that they can search for their own name across the Web to ensure potential dates donât find anything negative about them across the internet.
Global online dating expert Stephany Alexander, founder of the popular free date screening website WomanSavers.com, can see why people in Australia are researching their partners online.
Speaking about the results Stephany Alexander said,
âMaking sure you take every precaution to protect your own safety and security is essential and I am not surprised to see an increase in people using web based tools to do this. Researching your potential partner is also a great way to avoid those awkward silences as you can find out what they like, donât like and their hobbies.â
âI would suggest that checking out a new date online is something every dater should do before a date so they can make better, safer and more informed dating decisionsâ.
Andy Barr, the CCO for Yasni said,
âIt is clear that more and more individuals are using people search websites to try and not only check their own image but to also make sure that they remain safe and secure when meeting people for the first time.
âFor us, itâs really great to see that so many web savvy Australians are using Yasni, not only to keep themselves safe but to increase their chances of that all important second date!â
WomanSavers.com is a free date screening service for women which is home to the world's largest character database rating men. CEO and online dating expert, Stephany Alexander, is the author of the book "Sex, Lies and the Internet -- An Online Dating Survival Guide" that shows women how to screen their dates (http://www.sexliesandtheinternet.com). Ms. Alexander and her site have been featured on E! Entertainment, FOX, Mike and Juliet Show, CBS Early Show and been quoted in USA Today, Associated Press, New York Times, Chicago Tribune and Glamour Magazine. She has been a guest on hundreds of radio shows worldwide. It really is incredible how much control and help we now have when it comes to meeting that special someone.â