There are more reasons than you might think for this sort of thing to happen so it’s best to not take this personally. To be honest, the service doesn’t have very many free time promotions that I’m aware of, although they do offer several discount promotions such as getting 20% off when subscribing.For all you know the people you are contacting aren’t even paying members. I’ve not seen any numbers on the exact count of members but I do know that as of June 2009, was getting close to 3.5 million visitors a month.
I know, I know; none of the sites make it clear enough. Don’t create a totally random one that you gave a mere second’s thought!
On the left, you should see a section labeled Visibility Options. You can still contact people when your profile is hidden but they won’t be able to look at your profile so that sort of defeats the purpose (so remember to make yourself visible if you start contacting people).
There several things hiding your profile do but primarily it removes you from search results.
The only people you can be sure pay are those with a green background around their profile. A profile highlighted in green is someone who has signed up for the platinum package.
Anyone who is attempting to qualify for the 6-month guarantee has to sign up for this plan.