Do I have to respond to all who answer my ad?

It is the correct and courteous thing to do. You only need to have a short rejection letter. You can make a form letter and just fill in their name when you send it.

Can I post a picture of me with other people?

Only if the other people in the picture are very ugly and make you look very good. Really, you want the focus to be on you and not someone else in the picture. How will they know which person is you? Stick to pictures of just you for your profile. Later you can send pictures that include other people.

Where should I meet someone for the first date?

You should pick a nice place that you are comfortable with. A public place that is filled with people. Besure to tell a friend or two where you are going and whom you are meeting. You might even want to arrange to call a friend at a specific time or two during the evening.

Should I give out financial information out to people I don’t know?

No. Anybody who asks you for financial date is not the kind of person that you want to be considering dating. Drop them from your list of people to correspond with. You are looking for someone interested in who you are not how big is your wallet.

Will bad grammar or spelling in my personal ads hurt me?

Bad grammar, bad spelling and bad language all will hurt your presentation as being a nice, good person that they want to know. Take the time to run your profile thru a spell checker and grammer checker before posting it. Besure to re-read it before posting so that it does don't contain offensive language. Remember, you only get one chance to make a good first impression. Running all of your correspondence thru a spellchecker is a good idea

What kind of pictures should I include with my profile?

You should have several pictures of you. They should be of you relaxed, but not laying on the couch or bed. You should have several pictures of you in nice clothes. A head shot or two a half length, a 3/4 length, and a full length photo. In addition you might want to have some of you in your favorite activities. Try and have a few pictures that display the unique person that you are.

Which is better matchmaking or personal ads?

You can do both and increase you odd of finding your soul mate. Your soul mate might have placed a personal ad and if you don't place one or check you could miss them. It all depends on what your purpose is. Are you looking for casual dating or the love of your life? In general, personal ads are best for casual dating, and matchmaking is best for finding the love of your life. You can try Free Matchmaking or place a Free Personal Ad and see which you like better.

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