Your Dating Spot
Detroit's Feelin' Foxy
Free, local and easy to use. These words describe FOX 2 Detroit’s newest Web-based feature that has become the hottest place for metro-Detroit singles to meet. Your Dating Spot is all the hype, and if you’re single and a Michigan resident, you can join the estimated 5,000 people who have already signed up and find your perfect date.
Exclusively on MyFoxDetroit.com, Your Dating Spot helps you connect with singles in your area. The site offers built-in features that allow male and female singles to create personal and unique profiles, share information and get to know one another in a positive online environment.
Creating a profile is the first of six easy steps to joining the fun. A complete profile includes basic information, one’s likes and dislikes and, if you want, a more thorough description through the video and picture uploading features provided on the site. But, hold on. You don’t have to be technologically savvy to use these advanced tools, since Your Dating Spot provides step-by-step instructions with every feature. “It’s just a way for us to offer an option,” explained Keith Stironek, Vice President of Creative Services for Fox 2 Detroit, who was “pleasantly surprised” by the already growing success of the site within the first week of its launch. “It’s everything we hoped for.”
Singles are encouraged to upload up to three videos, no more than ten minutes each. This way, you can really share with others who you are and what you’re looking for. And if you’re camera shy, or just not into the video thing, you can upload a photo — or 20. “Whatever they’re comfortable with is good by us,” Stironek said. “It’s about allowing people to make a connection.”
Stironek said that the Phoenix Fox station did something similar and found it to be successful. And it’s working here, too. Stironek was pleased with the number of people who have found it already, as well as with the amazing cross section among males and females and age groups. “It’s split almost down the middle, 50/50, between male and female,” he said.
After you’ve had some fun creating your profile, it’s time to browse potential dates. With Your Dating Spot, it’s on your terms. So, be as picky as you want. The site also offers safety tips for safe and successful dating under the “How to Participate” tab. “You can pick and choose whom you want to ask for dates and whom to respond to,” Stironek said. “It allows a certain level of privacy.”
It seems now there’s no excuse. Your Dating Spot has brought about a brand new opportunity for singles that’s fun, simple and, perhaps most importantly, free. | RDW
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