This article is based on material authored by members of the news.newusers.questions< Moderation Board and nnq-workers mailing list.
Most newsgroups are not intended for ‘personals’ or requests or solicitations for boyfriends, girlfriends or partners. However, many newsgroups are devoted to such topics:
- There is a moderated newsgroup for the posting of personal ads named soc.personals.
- There is a non-moderated hierarchy and newsgroup within alt.* named alt.personals, with the related groups:
- You may also have access to a local personals group, such as local.personals or *.personals, where the * is replaced by your local hierarchy, as in chi.personals or uk.personals.
You might be able to subscribe to these groups by simply clicking on the group name in your web browser.
For more information on finding friends and partners through newsgroups, please read: