I'm researching free ways to advertise via forums, blogs, etc. once I get my dating website up and running. Any tips or suggestions?
I highly suggest you look at some public-relations activities. By getting your business mentioned in the press, you'll get third-party credibility you can't get anywhere else. Plus, you'll build buzz cost-effectively. Check out the guide here at http://www.startupnation.com/steps/77/steps-successful-public-relations.htm for help.
All the best,
Melanie , rembrandtwrites.com
You can also try searching for free ad posting websites and have a banner ad designed and placed over those to increase your visibility.
Another good option is to create hype over facebook via a fan page, you will find a good amount of your target audience there if you reach out properly.
Hope this helps.
Since you are looking for people then be with the people. Try to reach out by using some social networking sites like facebook and twitter. You can also offer incentives to those first few people to register on your site. Or, create a contest to get the attention of people. You know the effect of those kinds of promotions to people, right?