(Quote) Andrea-368827 said:
I have a friendship only status - because I am participating in the forums for the first time and figured I should put up a picture to go with my posts on the forum. Usually, I have my profile picture blank because either I wasn't a paying member or I wasn't truly available.
I usually sign up in a weak moment, searched and found someone interesting or someone sent me note and then I'm here for 6 months.
I think now that the forums are seen on the home page - I am more likely to get viewed by those who are also participating in the forums, lurking or posting. I don't know that it necessarily specifies interest, but curiousity about the people we are talking to.
The "Seeking Friendship Only" won't help you get more messages but the forum interactions will.
Now that I have the "Seeking Friendship Only" - I can wish people happy birthday, and send them a note that I like that they are caring for a parent too, etc. And I don't have to worry that they think I'm flirting with them.
I didn't sign up for the Friendship Only status, somewhere there was interaction that caused me to sign up for 6 months.
As long as I am on this time, I have my single brother and a local woman - awaiting a blind date. A new risk. Just call me Matchmaker