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patti.rhoades
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No Mail.... Please Help

I created my son a profile on here because he has been down and needing friends/pen pals ..... Back in September 2018 and he still has not received any mail. Did I do something wrong? Can someone please help me? He needs mail. Is there something I can do to get attention to his profile to get some response? Can someone please write him?
Dustin Rhoades #2191616
Sanders Estes Unit
1100 FM 1807
Venus, Texas
76084

davey1800
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As of this minute there about 9000 male inmates on Write a Prisoner. That’s a lot of male pen pals to go around. Maybe he needs a profile that stands out more?

Kirsten
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I did a quick profile search and didn't find anyone with that name. Are you sure it's up and on here?

Kirsten
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Sorry, I found it now. Overlooked it at first. Which might be part of the problem. To me, it's just not an "outstanding" profile. Plus, but that's my own thing, already having a penpal in TX, I wouldn't choose another one there. Simply to avoid any trouble should one of them be transferred to the other's facility.

CLW
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I agree with that. Your son looks like a nice guy, but the profile text is a little short and not very inviting to be honest. Get him to write a longer introduction that shows a little more of his personality. Tell about his hobbies or activities, the things he likes, and what he is looking for in a pen pal etc. That should get him some response.

Good luck!

patti.rhoades
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It shows to be there. My daughter also pulled it up. Are you selling the last name right? Most people leave the a out of Rhoades. Will you try again and let me know please? Thank you

patti.rhoades
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Oops I didn't read before I commented. I read your comments and will try that. I don't know where he came up with that saying because that is just not him. He is allot of fun and crazy. He's like the class clown. I will get him to fix it. Thanks for the advice

Kirsten
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Moms and siblings don't see their sons and brothers like they see themselves, Patti. I'd recommend don't try to fix neither him nor his ad.

You know what clowns are like, smiling on the outside, crying on the inside.

Give him time, maybe he just doesn't know what to say about himself.

patti.rhoades
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Would you mind looking over his profile again and tell me if that's improved? Dustin Rhoades is his name. Thanks

PPAz83
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My personal opinion (others might disagree) is that it comes across as dating profile or someone looking for love. Like he's looking for a relationship more than friendship. I am in a relationship with an inmate, however I didn't write to him with anything other than friendship as my goal. I think the majority of people on here (although perhaps not all) are only looking for something platonic and might be put off by this.

davey1800
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To be fair, there's nothing really wrong with his profile... yes, it's leaning towards wanting a romantic relationship (which contradicts the mothers first post, stating he wants friendship/pen pals), but it's similar to most of the other male profiles. Good luck to him. Ladies, it's over to you...

CLW
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Much better! The extra pics make a difference too. Yes it does lean towards looking for love/romance, ads looking for just friendship have a higher response rate but you can see how it goes. If there's still nothing after a while you can always change the text again.

FrankieBones
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Change it to something like "I am missing out on something very special with my daughter..." as I'm sure that's what he meant. And "I want to be the best role model I can be for my daughter." The "I will bring you breakfast in bed like a donut shop" thing isn't really helping either. It leans towards a dating profile which is only going to attract a certain type of woman and that's fine if that's what he wants but if not he will likely not get much mail.

KateAndrews
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As much as I would love to help I find myself with two penpals in Texas already. One originally detained in Texas and the other was transfered from Idaho in September last year (Idaho are renting out Eagle Pass correctional for their inmates).
I hope your son finds someone soon.

Kycoop@817
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I just made my son a profile and paid $50. I hope he gets some kind of response, but there are a lot of people on here. I am worried that he will not get a penpal off of this website. Does anyone have any ideas for me too. His name is Ky Cooper. 

Thanks! Jennifer Cooper

Kirsten
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Took a look on that as you asked people to do. Wouldn't change anything about it right now. 

Good luck!

Anne marie HH
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I'm sure someone will write him...good luck..

Kycoop@817
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did you son ever receive a letter? Just wondering, my son has not received any letters?

Thanks.