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Personal relationships and services policy

We want to make sure that eBay is a safe and lawful marketplace.

We don't allow the sale of services that are illegal, sexual in nature, or that violate our User Agreement.

Frequently Asked Questions

 

What kind of services are allowed on eBay?

There are many different types of services that you can list on eBay – from help preparing for special occasions to home repairs. Take a look at our Specialty Services categories - opens in new window or tab to see the kinds of services we allow.

Can I create a personal ad?

No, you can't list offers for personal relationships, including in-person or online relationships, on eBay.

Read our full policy

Personal relationships and prohibited services policy overview

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

Please look at our Specialty Services categories - opens in new window or tab to see the kinds of services allowed on eBay.

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?

Allowed Allowed

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

 
Not allowed 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
  • Personal advice and coaching
  • Website traffic-driving services, search placement services and banner ad services
 

Why does eBay have this policy?

We want 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 violate our User Agreement.

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