Online People Search Reveals Death Of Blind Dating

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 don’t find anything negative about them across the internet.

Global online dating expert Stephany Alexander, founder of the popular free date screening website, can see why people in Australia are researching their partners online.

Speaking about the results Stephany Alexander said,

“Making 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, don’t like and their hobbies.”

She continued,

“I 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 decisions”.

Andy Barr, the CCO for Yasni said,

“It 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.

“For us, it’s 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!”

About 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 ( 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.”

About 10 Yetis PR Agency

Yasni is the world’s most popular people search source with more than 26 million page requests and approximately 10 million visitors on six continents each month.

People search, which accounts for nearly one-third of all search queries on the Internet, is one of the largest online markets as more and more people turn to the Web to find information about old friends, co-workers, business partners, job applicants, neighbours, prospective mates and much more.

In just a few seconds, Yasni provides a comprehensive overview of people and their associated networks, including contacts, pictures and other publicly available information.

Yasni is also the ultimate resource to control one’s online reputation and manage what information is available about them on the Web.

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Press Release Submitted On: June 01, 2009 at 7:53 am
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