Although everyone is likely looking for something a little different, someone whose taste and desires match their own, there are a few things in general that many people seek when browsing the personal ads of others.
What People Like to See
When browsing the personal ads in general there are a few things that comforts viewers to know about you.
If you create a brief personal ad that gives a good idea of the person you are overall, it should attract like-minded individuals to you, eliminating the need to have any face-to-face meet-and-greets to determine if you are at all compatible.
Make sure to list any specifics that you feel are vital to sharing and finding someone with any detailed or unusual interest that you feel sets you apart from the rest of the crowd posting their own personal ads.
What You Shouldn’t Bother to Post
On personal ads you are often limited in space or characters to describe yourself. There are also places you are not limited at all. Even then, there are just some things you really may not want to include in a person ad.
Specific Locations (Think safety first, always)
Your Life Story – Although you may want to cover any major likes or dislikes when space allows, there is no need to explain where you have been since you left your parent’s home.
Personal/Financial Information – There is never a legitimate reason to need to display or even share your personal or financial information to place a classified personal ad. Although some sites may allow you to get extra features for a price, none should charge you for placing a personal ad when there are so many options, like FreeAdLists that will allow users to do so for no cost.