About

Hi, my name is Mike.  I live in New York and I run MyFreePersonals.com, for free.  I can promise you that it will always be 100% free to use.  Fifteen years ago I registered the domain name with the intention of launching a free personals site for a general audience.  I have run several social networking sites since and always hoped open source software could eventually be used to launch a completely free personals web site to compete with the yahoo.com and match.com pay sites dominating the online dating scene at the time.  Pay sites rake in huge profits from people looking for love.  Their costs are low and their profits are high.  It just doesn't seem right.  My goal was to put them out of business.

Unfortunately, I never found the right software with the capabilities I needed, and in the mean time several other free personals sites sprang up to fill that gap.  Then one day I heard about Elgg, an open source solution that has been in constant development for almost as long as this free dating site idea has been bouncing around in my head.  Anyway, after some more investment on my part and some help from folks at Elgg, we built the site in about a month.

MyFreePersonals.com went live on January 1, 2011.  Since then there has been an enormous effort to consolidate free dating sites under IAC in advance of their IPO for Match.com.  POF, OKC, Tinder, even DateHookup, are all owned by the same company now, and to maximize share holder value it is clear they are moving toward paid user subscriptions.

MyFreePersonals.com is a completely free dating site that will never charge you any fees ever for anything, although I do display banner advertisements, which is how I pay the bills.  My goal is to provide a free service that people can use, not to squeeze money or data from users.  Please contact Mike at MyFreePersonals dot Com if you have any questions.

As I mentioned, this site uses open source software so I will be adding more features with each new release of Elgg.  You can read the latest updates here on my admin blog or registered users can send me a message using the site.