These days the internet serves as a viable tool for people from different parts of the world to connect for business and pleasure.
If your intention for meeting interesting people online is for pleasure, then using online personal ads is probably the best way to go. It is the fastest and easiest option to hook up with your significant other online.
But joking up with someone and actually dating the person is something that can be really stressful. Finding someone that shares similar interests as well as relationship goals can be quite a task.
However, these days there are online platforms that try to lessen the burden of hook-ups. One of such platforms is Doublelist.
What Exactly Is Doublelist?
To know what exactly Doublelist stands for, it is important to first know how it all began. Three years ago in 2017, a bill was passed by the U.S Congress. This bill was fashioned to significantly reduce the incidence of online sex trafficking.
The bill was named - Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act (FOSA) of 2017. The objective of this bill is to hold online personal ads platforms responsible for their users if they misuse the platform to engage in acts deemed to contravene the bill.
In the past a number of people in the U.S would simply post personal ads on Craigslist if they were looking for a shot in a relationship. However, with the passing of the FOSA bill, the personals section of Craigslist had to shut down completely.
Doublelist then stepped up to the plate to provide that online personals service that many people in the U.S were hoping for. Doublelist helps individuals to connect in a number of different ways within the tenets of the FOSA bill. Registered users can post personal ads and link up with other people of like-minds.
About Doublelist Official Site
To get onboard Doublelist, you will need to be a citizen of the U.S and indeed living in the U.S.
There are restrictions to anyone outside the U.S and just typing out their website - https://www.doublelist.com on a browser if your IP address is not from the U.S will lead to the site being blocked.
Doublelist provides an avenue for people to safely post personal ads for either a platonic or sexual relationship.
- You will first need to sign up with Doublelist and set-up an account.
- Once you have done this, you will then be able to view the personal ads of other registered members as well as post personal ads of your own.
- On your Doublelist account, you will be able to view all your personal ads.
- To connect with someone, you will need to select either your city or the city that is closest to your location.
- There are two options for you to reach out to other members of the platform. These are "Let's Date" or "Connect Now".
However, Doublelist intends adding other sections to their site, such as a section called "Sexual Education". This section would help to educate registered users on safe sexual relationship practices.
How to Chat with Other Registered Members
Doublelist comes with a chat feature that allows registered users to chat with each other in real time.
As you browse through the personal ads of other members, you can click on one that piques your interest in order to begin a chat with the person that posted the ad.
Hashtags are very useful for helping users to find out what exactly the owner of the posted ad wants from any relationship.
The hashtags can be seen at the bottom of the personal and post. If you want to hook up with a registered member directly, you also have an option for that on the Doublelist platform.