Download Audio Chances are you haven’t yet visited “It’s a little bit like Tinder, without the swiping,” explained Maia Nolan-Partnow, director of sales and special content at Alaska Dispatch News, the state’s largest newspaper, and now operator of Northern Love.Nolan-Partnow couldn’t tell me exactly how many people have signed up so far, but just a couple key strokes into a broad search of guys looking for gals showed us a few hundred profiles belonging to men spread all over the state, from Sitka to Russian Mission. That might not be the kind of person would be looking for, but as you can see: A wide-range of values.” ADN is hardly the first newspaper to venture into online dating.
“Here’s someone who’s Christian, he’s widowed, he’s got a master’s degree, he’s an engineer,” Nolan-Partnow listed off after clicking on a profile. It’s actually sort of a full circle, since classified ads used to be one of the most profitable parts of a newspaper before the rise of sites like Craigslist.only if you are serious, not playing games, i'm here to make friends and get to know beautiful baby.i like it when a girl looks at me more then once but still have no courage to flirt with her, thank you for stopping by sweety💋 I'm a hard worker who plays hard as well ;-) I can also be extremely chill and definitely down to just relax and watch movies. I come off shy sometimes, but when I come around I can be the biggest social butterfly! Laughter, eating good food, goofing around , discussing research and learning new things.” And look, he lives right here in Anchorage, so if we wanted to meet in person we could.” It doesn’t take long for us to scroll over to a picture of a different guy posing above a dead dall sheep to get a reminder that, like most online dating sites, it is a mixed bag. “This seemed like something that some of our readers would find useful, or at least entertaining,” Nolan-Partnow said, adding, “And also pays for the news, to ensure we can keep delivering the news and supporting our mission.” Nolan-Partnow isn’t sure if Northern Love will be profitable.Like many Alaska media outlets, ADN gets a significant amount of its site traffic not just from across the state, but from all over the country and abroad, spiking during events like Iditarod. Dating sites tend to do best when there’s a high volume of users, typically in large markets like New York, Texas, and California.