Craigslist Personals - Enter At Your Own Risk

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The world seems empty; you can’t find that special person in your life. You've tried the bar scene, only to find the same miserable prospects each week. Your friends have set you up with loser after loser. You wait patiently for it to just happen, like in the movies. At the grocery store debating on tomato basil or roasted garlic spaghetti sauce, the future mother or father of your children magically bumps into you...clean up on aisle 5. After talking for an hour the two of you make dinner plans and everything else just falls into place.

This isn't happening, so you decide to expedite the process. There's nothing wrong with a dating site, but Craigslist? Have you seen some of these personals?

Being free of charge, Craigslist is used by almost everybody. This can be good, or downright scary.Just recently I bought some garden tools from an older gentleman named Roger. I bought a hoe, a pitchfork and a rake for under 20 bucks. No, Roger was not a pimp. He was very pleasant and I was pleased with the deal. I’ve also bought and sold a few cars and rented my house out on Craigslist. You can find sports tickets, cell phones, appliances and just about anything else.

Part of this anything else category is the personal ads, I looked through these--for, uh research, and noticed a few things. Some people have no shame, others just want a good time, lots of people like sunsets and puppies.

Let’s take a look at some of the more non traditional ads. These are actually some of the cleaner ads, and I've left them in their original form.

Here’s a keeper!

looking for a babe to spoil

Looking for a sugar babe to spoil and have fun with. To take shopping and ect. i am 5'11" 195 lb brown hair and eyes. hope to hear from you soon. Put sugar in the subject line to make sure you are real. For some reason i cant find anyone serious about this. i am looking for just one person. i am maried and this will be on the side. friendship and fun and no pressure Please be serious and if you are intrested, dont just email me one time and then the next day forget all about me. BE SERIOUS

Hey, at least he’ll take you shopping! SERIOUSLY! Which is more than I can say about this guy:

Cant get enough

i cant get enough sex looking for a partner to keep up with my sex drive race age size doesnt matter to me hit me up

Talk about right to the point, he's not wasting anyone’s time! Next:

I Love Women With Small Boobs

They say there is someone out there for everyone.
I just happen to be very attracted to women with small boobs!
I live alone in my own home and can easily host.
I'm looking for a sensual woman who wants to have fun. But who knows, if we hit it off it might lead into something long term.
If I'm describing you, why not contact me. I know we could have fun!

Well alright, here's a guy that lives alone and doesn't mind...hosting. If you guys hit it off it could lead to something, not a boob job I'm presuming.

We all know men are pigs. Let’s see what the women have to say:

Pretty girl needs Chubby Man

I'm a cute chick who just moved here from out of state. I think it's pretty obvious why I'm making this ad. Lets do this!

And I have no doubt she did it.Other women may be more confused.

Is it playtime yet?

Looking to meet a sexy man who would like to show me a good time with out any strings! I like to drink, eat spicy foods, and love sex anywhere and anytime! I do not care if you are dating I am just looking for a one time thing. Then we can go our seperate ways. Leave your problems at your place. I just want fun and no games!

Drinking, Spicy foods, and sex. Sounds like a recipe for disaster. Moving on:

Wow, this should be fun

Hello to the stunning world out there. I would love to meet a mature man who has a real interest in playing games and breaking hearts. Haha, not really though. I want a decent that knows how to treat everyone with decency. I just don't want love..I need it to be no strings

Games, no games, okay games, and let's not bring this love thing into the mix, it's no wonder she's single. Sometimes you just let the world know where you're are going to be:

I'll be at Buffalo Wild Wings Tonight

I'll be at buffalo wild wings tonight. i just turned 21 ;) come out and maybe we can meet

What's the worst that could happen?

Now I'm sure there are some legitimate people seeking others out there on Craigslist. I am not here to put down or judge anyone. To each their own. Maybe the people placing ads should just take a look at the other ads and they can get together. No matter what happens, I wish them the best of luck


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Alecia Murphy 5 years ago from Wilmington, North Carolina

This is a well written hub. I have to agree. I did a project my sophomore year of college on these ads and I was creeped out to the extreme. I can't believe people still trust this site for personals anyway because of the whole Craigslist killer thing. I do agree that it is good for things like jobs and housing, but anything too personal is never a good idea.


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weestro 5 years ago from Virginia Author

Thanks Alecia, I know what you mean, these were not even close to the worst!


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cre8ivOne 5 years ago from Midwest, USA

Ha, this is a very interesting post weestro! I enjoyed reading it and honestly can't believe the things people will say or do!


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weestro 5 years ago from Virginia Author

Thanks for reading Cre8ive, yeah CL can be very shady!


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cre8ivOne 5 years ago from Midwest, USA

weestro,

This can easily and certainly go beyond dating on Craig's list, I think that jobs are often scams and buying things through there can be shady too, although I will say, we have purchased a beautiful piano and a really amazingly great guitar for a great price. : )


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weestro 5 years ago from Virginia Author

I agree, I usually stick to things for sale and meet at a neutral sight!


Meyou 4 years ago

Craigslist personals used to be ok (here in London at least) and I recently gave it a go after a few months away.

It is awful now! I posted an ad and got over 30 replies all containing a link to dating sites and not one genuine.

Last time I used it I replied to someone and found a 'friend with a benefit'... we never got serious but are mates. I also went and banged a girl while her man watched, and had a lady come to mine but it didn't go beyond the chat stage.


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weestro 4 years ago from Virginia Author

Interesting...

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