Regarding sending someone email or winks if their profile is hidden and they post on the forum. Just look under their pic and see an email or wink option and click on that. This way you don't have to go to their profiles to send emails or winks to that person. I'm guessing that is how one would email someone and ask them to answer if their profile is hidden.
But the person you want to contact must post in the forum, or you can't get those options, unfortunately.
This is why I have hidden my profile.....I have met someone and only go on the message boards to chat to friends.....not because i'm being snooty or anything, but because I don't want to give men the impression i'm available. So well said Snow.
Hi there. When I run across a hidden profile, I assume it's one of a couple of things. First, that person may have found someone and want to see where things go. Second, he/she may be on vacation, or unable to reply to e-mails or winks promptly if at all. Either way, the person's profile is hidden by their choice and clearly they don't wish to be contacted at this point in time. Even though this site is about friends, many people are here only for the dating aspect of it. Gotta respect that. Just my little thoughtlets on the issue.