No, now on Spark.com, all members can access their Inbox and read and reply to messages, but only Subscription Members can start Email conversations. Also, non-subscribers are only allowed to respond once per message, but Subscription Members can respond multiple times per message. Not yet a Subscription Member? Click Subscribe in the top menu, and you can sign up at our low monthly rates.
To respond to someone, simply open the message, click reply, write your message and send away. Your message will go straight into the member's onsite Inbox, and we'll notify them that it's there.
All communications with other members stay onsite so you never have to give out any personal information until you feel completely ready. Then, when you are, you can exchange phone numbers and even meet in person.