How to Stop Dating Service Ads

Stop the madness with a few steps.Stop the madness with a few steps.

Online dating provides a way of meeting people with similar interests within a specified geographic range. Most dating websites require you to create an ad or profile. If you have joined one of these services and have found your mate or wish to opt out, most dating sites have a method of deleting or suspending your dating ad. While each dating site has different wording, there is a basic formula to follow to delete or stop your dating ad.

Stopping Your Profile Ad

Step 1

Direct your Internet browser to your dating service. Log in. Find the "Account" section of the site.

Step 2

Follow the "Account" section links to wording suggesting deletion, suspending the account or stopping the service.

Step 3

Select the delete or stop link and enter the reason for the cancellation. Print a copy of the cancellation for your records.

Stopping Unwanted Email Ads

Step 1

Direct your browser or email program to the "Opt Out" link. If in an email, send the email back to the "Opt Out" link, thus preventing further correspondence from the online dating ads.

Step 2

Select the opt-out link from the website and provide your email to prevent further ads.

Step 3

Go to and follow the links to enter your email to a national no-spam list to prevent unwanted advertisements from reaching your email account.

Step 4

Place each unwanted advertisement into a spam filter or junk folder to filter out the unwanted ads directly through your email program. For example, on Mac Mail there is a special icon labeled "Junk." Highlight the email you do not want, click the "Junk" icon. All further email from this account will go directly to a junk folder, not your in-box.

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About the Author

A former Alaskan of 20 years, Eric Cedric now resides in California. He's published in "Outside" and "Backpacker" and has written a book on life in small-town Alaska, "North by Southeast." Cedric was a professional mountain guide and backcountry expedition leader for 18 years. He worked in Russia, Iceland, Greece, Turkey and Belize. Cedric attended Syracuse University and is a private pilot.

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