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Frequently Asked Questions about Internet Personals: Advice for Straights

This FAQ about Usenet Personals: Advice for Straights FAQ was compiled and written by Dean Esmay esmay@syndicomm.com with numerous contributions by others.

-01 Personal ads: Introduction
I first began using online personal ads, mostly on the Usenet, back ...
-02 Where The Hell Are All The Women?!?!?
They're here, they're here! You just can't see them!...
-03 Okay, But I'M A Woman, And I Want To Post An Ad Anyway!
Please do! Posting an ad can be a really good idea for a woman....
-04 Does Anyone Ever Meet Anyone From Here? Is This For Real Or What?
In January '95, when I posted my first ad, I received ...
-05 What's With All The Ads For Sex? Is That All Anyone Is LookingFor?
Some people post ads looking for sex, extra-marital affairs, ...
-06 Are All The Women Who Use Online Personals Desperate, Unattractive,Psychotic, Or Nerds?
From personal experience, I can give you a definite no to ...
-07 Are All The Men Who Use Online Personals Desperate, Unattractive, Psychotic,Or Nerds?
From personal experience I can't say too much, since I'm the ...
-08 Okay, You Say There Are Lots More Men Than Women. That'S Great IfYou'Re A Woman, But What If You'Re A Man? Are You Screwed Or What?
Absolutely not. You DO have a challenge here, but it's not ...
-09 What Do All These Damned Abbreviations Like "Iso" And "Swm" And"GM" And "Swcf" Mean?
Not everyone uses these abbreviations, but, they are a ...
-10 How Do I Write My Own Ad?
Ah, there's a whole lot to be said here, and the advice can vary ...
-11 Okay, Brother, That'S All Well And Good. But How About SpecificTips For Men?
Glad you asked....
-12 She Wrote Me She Wrote Me She Wrote Me!! Omigod What Do I Do?
Simmer down. All the lady did was decide your ad was ...
-13 I Posted My Ad Over And Over Again And Never Got Much Response. What Gives?
There are several things to look at. First off, your ad may ...
-14 Anything I Should Look Out For?
As with anybody, male or female, you do have to be cautious. ...
-15 Okay, Stud-Boy. All That'S Cute, But I'M A Woman. What Have YouGot To Tell Me?
Well, not being a woman, I can't say near as much, but here are ...
-16 I Have A Problem With Weight. What Do I Do About This?
Men especially need to be aware one thing regarding weight: it ...
-17 We'Ve Traded Mail And Talked On The Phone And Things Are GoingReally Well!! What Do I Do When We Meet??
First off, calm yourself down. I've been through this and ...
-18 Okay, How Do We Plan A First Meeting? How Do We Plan A First Meeting?
I recommend picking a safe, neutral spot, and just sitting ...
-19 What About Age? I May Be Too Old To Find Anyone.
Nonsense! From what I've seen, most of the women who ...
-20 Why Aren't There Separate alt.personals Groups For Straights AndFor Gays, Or Men Looking For Women, Men Looking For Men, WomenLooking For Women, Etc.?
This comes up periodically. Frankly, it strikes me as a ...
-21 What The Heck Is A Kill File Anyway?
It is a feature in some news reading software to filter ...
-22 What's The Deal With All These Messages From "Anon." MailAddresses?
Anonymous users. There are several anonymous name servers ...
-23 Why Would Anyone Post Anonymously? Are They Weirdos Or What?
Some may be weirdos, but for the most part, they're just ...
-24 How Much Should I Worry About Meeting Someone Dangerous This Way?
You shouldn't worry all that much about it. Most people aren'...
-25 How Can I Assure Someone That I'm Not Crazy Or Dangerous?
An unfortunate reality is that women usually have to be ...
-26 Some Person Has Posted Something Really Rude In Response To Me, OrIs Picking On Me. What Do I Do?
There is a certain type of being that's all too common in ...
-27 I Got Some Really Nasty, Crude, Rude, Or Threatening E-Mail. WhatDo I Do?
DNFTEC! DNFTEC! DNFTEC!...
-28 Okay, I Didn't Get Any Threatening Mail, But I Did Get SomethingJust Plain Weird. What About That?
Well there are some very weird people out there, no question ...
-29 What Groups Other Than Alt.Personals Are There For Meeting People?
First off, please don't write me to ask how to post ads to ...
-30 Is There Anywhere Else Online For Personal Ads?
There are a ton. Lots are scam services trying to get you to call ...
-31 Anything Else You Want To Tell Me?
Yeah. Once in a while in various personals groups, you'll ...









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