I have met several members and said 'Haven't seen you for a while' to which they reply 'I haven't got a partner'. I say 'Why not use Partner Finder'. I find they have the impression that, if they post an ad, they will get called by people they wouldn't want to play with. That is wrong because you have complete control over who sees your ads.
Look at the Preferences tab on the Partner Finder page. There are 3 default optios: Notify, Neutral and Block. I suggest you initially block all members. Then change to Neutral those members you would be happy to partner. Alternatively, choose Notify for particular favourites.
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