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Personal relationships and services policy

Policy overview

eBay doesn't allow the sale of or offers of services that are illegal, sexual in nature, or that breach eBay's User Agreement.

Make sure your listing follows these guidelines. If it doesn't, it may be removed, and you may be subject to a range of other actions, including limits of your buying and selling privileges and suspension of your account.

What are the guidelines?


Some examples of the types of services that are allowed include:

  • Home improvement services

  • Photography services

  • A gift certificate for a spa massage, but there can't be any hints of sexual contact in the listing

Not allowed

  • Offers for personal relationships, including in-person or online relationships

  • Offers to become friends on online social networking sites like MySpace and Facebook

  • Any listing that in any way offers or suggests sexual contact, including dating and escort services

  • A listing offering a massage or other service requiring physical contact

  • Personal advice and coaching

  • Medical services, such as surgery or psychiatric therapy

  • Recruiting services for any type of employment, including multi-level marketing and home business opportunities

  • Multi-level marketing programs

  • Get-rich-quick schemes


eBay wants to make sure that our members have a safe and enjoyable place to buy and sell services. We don't allow listings for services that are illegal, sexual in nature, or that breach our User Agreement.

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