PlanetOut.com - Gay and Lesbian Personals Site
PlanetOut.com is your complete gay and lesbian community. You can
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or read on for more information about this excellent personals site.
PlanetOut.com Personals (Gay and Lesbian) Free Membership
Most of the great features of PlanetOut.com Personals are free. Any
member of PlanetOut.com can post a profile and picture to attract
person! You can also find the perfect match through Basic and Advanced
searches using criteria you select. And you receive messages from
PersonalsPlus subscribers who see your profile and like what they
see. To be a member of PlanetOut, you don't have to pay anything.
It is free to join up and take advantage of PlanetOut Personals,
chat, and message boards.
PlanetOut (Gay and Lesbian) Chat Profiles
PlanetOut chat profiles allow you to tell the PlanetOut community
a little bit about yourself. They are currently used for chat and
message boards. Any PlanetOut member who knows your member name can
view this information. Also, anyone who clicks on your member name
on a message board post or in a chat room can view this information.
PlanetOut (Gay and Lesbian) Mail
PlanetOut Mail is a free, private e-mail system for all PlanetOut
members. New e-mail messages sent to your @planetout.com address
will appear automatically in your inbox. Messages that arrive in
your inbox can be read via the PlanetOut Web page.
PlanetOut (Gay and Lesbian) Private Messaging
PlanetOut Mail includes the option of sending a live, real-time
message to another member using PlanetOut Messenger. To send a private
message to another member online, click the "Send private message"
link appearing on an incoming e-mail. The recipient must be online
to accept a private message.
Adding Pictures to Gay and Lesbian Personals Profiles
You can have up to ten pictures attached to your PlanetOut and Personals
profiles combined. However, you will have to pick one for each of
the two profiles as the default. Once someone accesses your profiles
they will have the option of viewing your other pictures. Basic
membership allows you to view one large default photo and thumbnails
of all other photos. All-photo access is a benefit of PersonalsPlus.
While basic gay and lesbian members can only view one large default
photo, PersonalsPlus members have access to private pictures, unlimited
use of photos, can enlarge thumbnails and can see all photos in
both PlanetOut profiles and Messenger.
What's the difference between PlanetOut Personals and PersonalsPlus?
PlanetOut serves the entire gay and lesbian community, a highly
diverse group of people with many different needs. While some members
want a very basic Personals package, others want a higher level of
distinction with broader descriptive and selective options. It is
in the interest of meeting these diverse needs that you can join PlanetOut
Personals or PlanetOut PersonalsPlus.
PlanetOut.com Personals is a free gay and lesbian service that allows
members to post their profiles and run searches among more than
of thousands of profiles. Receiving responses to your profile is
totally free, as is responding to members who have replied to your
PersonalsPlus is the premium version of Personals. PersonalsPlus
offers many advanced features, like responding to profiles, bookmarking
blocking profiles, adding multiple photos to your profile and much
Finding Gay and Lesbian Personals on PlanetOut
There are a number of ways to find your perfect match on PlanetOut
Personals. You can choose the powerful "Advanced Search,"
"Quick Search" or "New Member Search" options.
If you know the member name of the person whose profile you wish to
view, you can enter it into the "Member Name Search" field.
Once you find a search that gives you the best results, click "Save
search" or "Save as." You can save your favorite searches
before you run the search or after you see your results. You can even
label your searches for easy reference, such as "Dating,"
"Marriage material" or "Friends only."
Planetout (Gay and Lesbian) New Member Search
The New Member Search allows Personals users to find new gay and lesbian
members in their area easily and quickly. To use it, first log in
and then select "Search" in the left-hand navigation bar.
Under the "Search" navigation, you will find the "New
Member Search" link. Get to your general region by clicking on
a geographic region within the map at the top or by selecting one
of the continent text links to the right of the map. Then click on
any of the cities listed to see all new members in that area.
Planetout (Gay and Lesbian) "Agent"`
An agent is a timesaving feature that allows you to view or modify
searches. You can also "enable" your agents to send you
results via e-mail on a daily, weekly or even monthly basis in the
"Agent Manager" area.
Gay and Lesbian Premiere Placement
Premiere Placement, a feature of PersonalsPlus, makes paid member
profiles show up above unpaid members' profiles in searches. All PersonalsPlus
profiles that are an exact match with the search being run will be
listed before all unpaid profiles within that match. However, after
those exact matches are found, matches that come close to the search
criteria are then displayed (regardless of whether they're regular
or PersonalsPlus profiles).
PlanetOut.com (Gay and Lesbian) Profile Player
The Profile Player allows you to view your search results in a slideshow
format. In the Player, each profile will appear as a distinct slide
with a photo, basic information about the member and Profile Player
slideshow control functions (rewind, stop, play and fast forward).
To use the this feature, you must perform a regular personals search.
Once your search result appears, click the "View with Profile
Player" button above the search results, and the Player will
The Profile Player is one of the many cool features available to PersonalsPlus
members. PersonalsPlus members have unlimited use of the Profile Player,
while unpaid personals users can view the first five matches of any
search using the Profile Player on a trial basis.
What is a bookmark?
PersonalsPlus includes a bookmark list to save your favorite gay and
lesbian profiles. When you see a profile you want to save, click "bookmark."
You can come back to them easily -- and without performing another
search! You can also make notes about the profile as a reminder on
the bookmark page. Manage your bookmarks in the "Preferences"
area of Personals or by clicking "My Bookmarks."
What is "Block this Profile"?
This feature allows you to block gay and lesbian profiles. Tired of
seeing a profile you're not interested in? When you see a profile
you don't like, you can block it and never see it again in future
searches. To unblock a profile, click the "Preferences"
link in Personals.
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