Oodle Feeds
<< back to feed page

Sample Personals Feed Files

Oodle accepts personals feed files in the CSV, Tab-Delimited, or XML formats. Here is a sample feed file for each of these formats:
CSV
Tab-Delimited
XML



Personals Fields

Required Fields
Each personals listing needs to include these fields. Location Fields
The location fields indicate the location of the item being listed. For location-based search to work, it is highly recommended that each listing specify its location at least down to the city or zip/postal code level. Additional Fields
The more of these additional fields that are included for a listing, the more likely that listing is to be found in searches.


Field Descriptions


about_me
A description of the poster.
Format:
Text.
Example:
Hyper-motivated professional. Spend much of my free time motorbike racing.

age
Age, in years.
Format:
Number.
Example:
24

body_type
Build.
Format:
Text. Allowed values are: slim (or slender), average, athletic (or fit), a few extra pounds, large.
Example:
slim

category
The category of the personals ad being listed. Here are some such categories.
Format:
Text. Please be consistent in category names.
Example:
Personals

city
The name of the city. Please use an official postal city name.
Format:
Text.
Example:
Concord

country
The country abbreviation.
Format:
Text. Preferably, the two letter ISO 3166 country code.
Example:
US

create_time
The date/time at which the listing was created.
Format:
YYYY-MM-DD, or RSS format (i.e. 2004-07-16T14:00:00-07:00).
Example:
2004-07-16T14:00:00-07:00

drinks
Whether the person drinks.
Format:
Text. Allowed values are: no, sometimes, yes.
Example:
sometimes

education
The educational attainment of the poster.
Format:
Text. Allowed values are: other, high school, 2 year degree, 4 year degree, graduate degree.
Example:
graduate degree

ethnicity
The ethnic background of the person.
Format:
Text. Allowed values are: African American, Asian & Pacific Islander, Caucasian, Hispanic, Middle Eastern, Other, Various.
Example:
Caucasian

expire_time
The date/time at which the listing expires.
Format:
YYYY-MM-DD, or RSS format (i.e. 2004-09-16T14:00:00-07:00).
Example:
2004-09-16T14:00:00-07:00

eye_color
Eye color.
Format:
Text. Allowed values are: black, blue, brown, gray, green, hazel.
Example:
brown

featured
Indicates that a particular listing should be featured. This field only works if prior arrangements have been made with Oodle.
Format:
Text. Allowed values are: yes, no.
Example:
yes

fee
Listing requires a fee to view the content (ie. requires registering at a fee-based site).
Format:
Text. Allowed values are: yes, no.
Example:
yes

gender
The gender of the person placing the ad.
Format:
Text. Allowed values are: female, male, other.
Example:
male

hair_color
Hair color.
Format:
Text. Allowed values are: auburn (or red), bald, black, blond (or blonde), brown, gray, other, white.
Example:
red

have_kids
Whether the poster has children.
Format:
Text. Allowed values are: yes, no.
Example:
no

height
Height, in inches.
Format:
Number.
Example:
71

id
Unique ID for this listing. You must use the same id with a listing in subsequent versions of the feed.
Format:
Text.
Example:
3916251

image_url
A URL pointing to a full-sized (not thumbnail) image of the item being listed. We will reduce the image to an appropriately-sized thumbnail. The image should be specifically relevant to the item being listed, so please do *not* include logos nor 'image unavailable' images. Multiple image URLs can be included by pipe-separating the URLs.
Format:
Fully qualified URL(s) that points to an image.
Example:
http://www.example.com/listing/image1.jpg|http://www.example.com/listing/image2.jpg

interests
A list of the person's interests.
Format:
Text.
Example:
Good food, architecture, cast-iron sculpture.

ip_address
The IP address of the user that the listing was posted from.
Format:
IPv4 address in dot-decimal notation.
Example:
142.72.8.120

languages
The languages spoken by the poster.
Format:
Text. Multiple languages may be listed, separated by commas.
Example:
English, Spanish

latitude
Latitude, in degrees.
Format:
Number.
Example:
37.5537

lead_email
The email address (multiple addresses allowed) where leads should be sent for each listing. Multiple addresses should be separated by a comma.
Format:
Text.
Example:
joe@smith.com, john@home.com, jerry@site.com

longitude
Longitude, in degrees.
Format:
Number.
Example:
-122.3038

looking_for_description
A description of what the poster is looking for in another person.
Format:
Text.
Example:
A highly articulate, charming conversationalist. With a sense of humor.

looking_for_gender
The gender of the person the placer of the ad is seeking.
Format:
Text. Allowed values are: both, female, male, other.
Example:
female

looking_for_type
The type of relationship the person is looking for.
Format:
Text. Allowed values are: friends (or activity partners), casual encounters, dating, relationship, marriage.
Example:
relationship

marital_status
Marital status.
Format:
Text. Allowed values are: divorced, married, separated, single, widowed.
Example:
single

neighborhood
Neighborhood name.
Format:
Text.
Example:
Willow Park

occupation
The occupation of the poster.
Format:
Text.
Example:
recruiter

personals_type
Whether this listing is a classified ad or a personal profile.
Format:
Text. Allowed values are: classified, personal profile.
Example:
personal profile

registration
Listing requires registering at a site to view the content.
Format:
Text. Allowed values are: yes, no.
Example:
yes

religion
The religion of the person placing the ad.
Format:
Text. Allowed values are: agnostic, alternative, atheist, buddhist, catholic, christian, hindu, jewish, muslim, other, protestant, scientologist, spiritual, taoist.
Example:
other

secondary_source
The name of the original source of the listings, if it is other than the provider of this feed.
Format:
Text.
Example:
Pleasanton Listings

seller_email
The email of the actual seller of the listing.
Format:
Text.
Example:
joe@smith.com

seller_name
The name of the actual seller of the listing.
Format:
Text.
Example:
Joe Smith

seller_phone
The phone number of the actual seller of the listing.
Format:
Text.
Example:
123-456-7890

seller_url
The URL of the actual seller of the listing.
Format:
Fully qualified url.
Example:
http://smith-classifieds.com/

smokes
Whether the person smokes.
Format:
Text. Allowed values are: no, sometimes, yes.
Example:
no

state
The abbreviation for the province or state.
Format:
Text. Please use standard abbreviations where possible.
Example:
CA

title
The title of the listing.
Format:
Text.
Example:
Energetic professional in search of significant other.

url
The URL of the details page for this listing. This URL must have relevent information about the listing.
Format:
Fully qualified url.
Example:
http://www.example.com/listing/details.html

want_kids
Whether the poster wants kids.
Format:
Text. Allowed values are: yes, maybe, no.
Example:
maybe

zip_code
The postal code or zip code of the listing.
Format:
Text. Please use a format standard to the postal codes of the country in question.
Example:
94772

zodiac
The zodiac sign of the person placing the ad.
Format:
Text. Allowed values are: aquarius, aries, cancer, capricorn, gemini, leo, libra, pisces, sagittarius, scorpio, taurus, virgo.
Example:
aries

<< back to feed page