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(edited by: NFFC at 7:31 pm (gmt) on Dec. 1, 2001)
It is possible that you are not targeting well enough or that your copy needs some work.
If you can't afford a consultant, you might try to vary you audience and copy and make test mailings until you find a combination that works for your product.
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(edited by: Marcia at 4:32 pm (gmt) on Dec. 4, 2001)
Looking at the site in your profile, you don't just want to target all adults. Your target audience is younger to middle aged Australians. If you are dead set on CPM advertising, try to find sites/ezines with this user demographic.
Affiliate programs are very strong/popular for online dating. You can pay based on performance, so you only pay when you get actual site members.
You will need to be patient. It won't happen quickly, especially on a limited budget. What you can do in the meantime, is read, read, and read some more on these forums, and learn good SEO skills. They are invaluable, and the info is right here for the harvesting.
As a side note, you are hurting yourself with a flash-only homepage. You will lose some visitors, and good SEO is much more difficult. Topics like these are covered in depth in the various forums.