Small firm partner. Thoughts on exploring something personal with a professional contact wherein I/my law firm is the client?

Someone provides us services that for purposes of this post, I’ll describe as marketing. My firm pays their firm to provide us services with the aim of our law firm bringing in new clients.

Came across the owner of that business on one social dating site/app, but their profile disappeared without me taking any action. Their profile popped up on a different app/service

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Nothing in the Model Rules would have an issue with that. They aren’t a client. Doesn’t raise any material “bad business idea” red flags to me, either.

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This was somewhat my thought. I consulted a non-lawyer friend for just personal advice. He erred on the side of keeping it professional. I was here similar to you in that my thought was: he’s not my client. (And my thought was: for once, I may not be the authority/the one whose ethics and professional responsibilities have to dictate the outcome). If Business Owner has an issue, he can block me/not interact. He’s not forced to deal with me personally if I like something on his profile to open that possibility. So I took the plunge.

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