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Its success is still pending, but if meeting new people was my only goal, Craigslist provided me with more positive interactions and opportunities than any online dating site has in years.
If things don't work out with any of the Craigslist folks, maybe I'll try something even more out of my comfort zone in a few weeks' time.
Sure, I can review my own list of places to meet people (and did), but I wanted to try something different. A quick proofread and a few mouse clicks later, my Craigslist ad was live. One gent sent a nasty note when I didn't reply in a timely manner, and one email was from a good friend (we shared a few laughs over that one).
Something I'd never done before, something that might help me encounter folks I wouldn't meet otherwise, something totally out of character. All in all though, the experience was better than I'd hoped for. Are you concerned about safety, who will contact you, privacy or how it will come across to your friends/family?
Fast forward to a few days ago, when I realized I've been single for some time and would like to start dating again. Yes, I did receive a few undesirable responses (which were immediately put in my spam folder so I never heard from them again), and a dating scam offer or two.
How should I meet people that I could potentially date? I wrote up a short blurb explaining where I was at and what I was looking for, as well as what I have to offer someone else. Many were considerably older than what I'd expressly stated a preference for, and some were honest with their want for casual dating only.
I never asked for one either, since I was unwilling to give one.
And as I’ve read hundreds of ads (and posted a good couple dozen myself), I like to think I have a little insight into what will — and what most certainly will NOT — get you a date.
For many years I've clung to this unspoken yet firmly entrenched rule of mine, and many of my friends have as well.
Clients that have used Craigslist to meet people were few and far between, so I wasn't asked for advice on the subject often. It didn't take long for the first people to answer, and I was surprised with their candor and intelligence.
Many people use Craigslist to find roommates, cheap furniture, used cars or part-time jobs. I decided to dive into Craigslist's "Casual Encounters" — a section made for no-strings hookups — to see if any of what I assumed about that virtual place was true.
Is it populated entirely by perverted sexual deviants, serial killers, prostitutes and scammers as rumors insist?