The Mackay Exchange website is a simple, safe and free opportunity for people to meet new friends online.
There are lots of reasons why many people successfully use websites as an option to find friends these days. Sometimes people may have recently moved to a new location and don’t know people in the area yet, perhaps they have been away for a while only to find all their friends have moved away, gotten married, had children or the opposite!
"I came across this site through my Mum in year 2002.
Through it I met my best mate and still is my best mate. Thanks a lot!
Top 7 Tips for finding new friends online safely
• Don’t be shy - Use a picture! Free personals ads may contain an image and upgraded ads up to five images. • Including your age, sex and occupation when you place a frienship ad will encourage more suitable responses • When replying to others ads don’t just go around cut and pasting complete strangers invites to add you to other social media you may have on initial contact – it won’t be seen as personal or sincere by recipients • Use the secure mail system to get to know and trust the other party before revealing any direct contact information • Play it safe! Never include a direct phone number or email address in your ad copy • Say a little about yourself. That way people will know if you share common interests and activities which might form the basis of a genuine friendship and encourage response from genuinely interested potential friends • Don’t bother apologising for using online as a way of finding friends – it’s the new norm and used well has many advantages over pubs and clubs!
"I just want to say a very big thank you to this website.
I answered an ad in February and now this wonderful lady is not just my best friend, but more like a sister.
Life is wonderful.
MAKE A WISH, ANDREW
Beware of Scammers
Exchange Classifieds attempts to identify, reject and bar fraudulent submissions and protect legitimate users as possible but it is important to always apply commonsense and vigilance. Be wary of people using nonsensical expressions and very flowery language that does not appear to relate to what your ad said and directing you to their private freebie mail address in the first contact. Just delete and report such contacts.