Sometimes when you are surfing the sex personals it is hard to tell whether the person is serious about having some kind of intimate contact with you or if they are just fishing to see if they would actually get any bites on the line. Lots of people put a profile up on the sex personals just to see if they can get a response. Many of them don't have any intention of having sex or a relationship with anyone. They just want to see if they still «have it». So how do you tell the difference between someone who is seriously into the whole sex personals thing and someone who is just pulling your chain?
First of all those who are into it tend to put up a lot of profile photos and dress fairly sexy in them. The women are not afraid to show a little leg or cleavage and then men might do a little cheesecake too. People who do not bother to put up a profile picture are probably on there for another reason. They are more than likely on there to spy on a loved one who they suspect are cheating. No photo attached to a profile is usually a sign that the person has given up.
If you don't like the idea of screwing around with married types online then you should also avoid people who don't put their pictures up. Almost always they are married types who will not post a photo in case the wife and husband is also surfing around online. You should also avoid people who put up photos of celebrities or their pets instead of a photo of themselves for the same reason.
If the person has lots of pictures of herself and her kids then it is more than likely the person is looking for a life long partner and is not having luck on the dating sites. Usually pictures of the person with pets or family members signifies someone who wants marriage more than casual sex.
People who want meaningless animal sex also don't tend to have PG-13 style language on their sex personals profile. They tend to be a bit raunchier in their self descriptions and call themselves horny and other names. However sometimes people that go too crazy with the language in their profiles are not serious but rather just having a good time by seeing how much swearing or dirty talk they can get away with online. This is the mark of a teenager online that is trying to impress his adolescent friends.
Sometimes you will run across a profile where a person has a spouse with a problem. Sometimes a woman ends up with a vet from Iraq or a crippled person that can't have sex. In this case she is looking for ways to discreetly satisfy her carnal cravings. The same goes for a man with a wife who has Alzheimers or in a coma. Often older people will advertise in the sex personals for these reasons.