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 shmodzilla
Joined: 10/6/2008
Msg: 26
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THEY ARE ALL FAKE END OF STORY
 Ralleac
Joined: 5/17/2008
Msg: 27
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What about the personal ads on Craigslist?
Posted: 10/23/2008 10:18:29 AM

I was wondering if anyone had ever met & dated someone who posted their profile on Craigslist?


Sign up with a dummy e-mail account if you're really curious. You can use that to filter the real from the fake without any serious consequences to your inbox on your main e-mail account. One thing about the fake profiles is that they're all usually repeated in some way or another. If you skim through a few pages they become easy to spot.
 HardwoodFloorBoard
Joined: 3/27/2008
Msg: 28
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What about the personal ads on Craigslist?
Posted: 10/29/2008 11:15:53 AM
I'd say about 90% of the w4m CL postings in my area are scammers. About the same percentage of replies to my posting in m4w were also scammers. I also got a couple of replies from women who wanted to spend an evening with me in return for a "donation". I only got about 2 out of 100 replies so far that I wanted to contact.
 tomrwinks
Joined: 5/14/2008
Msg: 29
What about the personal ads on Craigslist?
Posted: 10/29/2008 2:31:15 PM
It never hurts to try, but I am always skeptical if they don't like to post a picture. I think it's only fair from both side and I think it makes it a little more personal. I have seen people on there who are on pof and other sites. I think some people just use it as another avenue to find the right someone.
 lookinatit
Joined: 5/29/2008
Msg: 30
What about the personal ads on Craigslist?
Posted: 10/29/2008 6:37:14 PM
I've always heard its just free advertizing for hookers.
 Tall_Guy81
Joined: 4/26/2008
Msg: 31
What about the personal ads on Craigslist?
Posted: 10/30/2008 9:41:54 AM
I put out an ad back in late March to April of this year. Bascially I was using the same site I sold my dining room table. I will say this though, I met some women on the site and I kinda of wish I didn't. One of them I thought it was going good but things just didn't work out. Another woman well lets just say that date lasted 40 min. I tried very hard to avoid the first date mistakes only for her to show up like she just woke up. Also I didn't find her texting her friends very cute at all. I can't say all people are bad on craiglist but its just hard to say when one is going to find the right person. Only one spammer answered my ad though which I knew right away.
 IluvChris
Joined: 5/12/2008
Msg: 32
What about the personal ads on Craigslist?
Posted: 10/30/2008 10:13:51 AM
I got my cat from Craigslist....and sold my gym equipment on craigslist....bought some yugiouh (m.s?)cards...... had a few laughs.....and looked at a couple AWSOME slong shots!!
 V4Vivacious
Joined: 9/24/2007
Msg: 33
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What about the personal ads on Craigslist?
Posted: 10/30/2008 11:28:12 AM
I have never, but a friend of mine placed an add there and met a very nice gal on the site. She responded to his add and they dated for a few months.

Go for it... you never know, you may meet "the one".... just take precautions to protect yourself from spam and other things that go bump in the night.
 HardwoodFloorBoard
Joined: 3/27/2008
Msg: 34
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Posted: 10/30/2008 11:28:22 AM
Re free advertising for hookers on Craigslist: CL has, believe it or not, an "Erotic Services " classification. And yes, the ads seem to be posted by prostitutes. Dont know how they avoid being busted.
 BuffaloGalLooking
Joined: 10/27/2008
Msg: 35
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Posted: 10/30/2008 4:04:05 PM
I had an ad on Craig's List. Took it down after I got a bunch of replies from men 3 times my age, married men looking to cheat, and perverts.

So yes. Some of those ads are real. Mine was :(
 realcatch
Joined: 9/4/2007
Msg: 36
What about the personal ads on Craigslist?
Posted: 10/31/2008 2:08:47 AM
You for got bottomfeeders looking for the next meal...all they need is one ...to prey on .
Pray you learn to spot them early..or give youself a break and ask for information like Were were you born, How old are you really, Who do you hang out with. How many children do you have ( really ).Are you current with your child support payments ? Do you have good relationships with your Ex's...what kind of car do you drive..do you have car insurance ( before you get in ) .Why are you driving a different car every time we go out? How about ...if you have sisters, a mother and children..why do they not invite you over for Thankgiving or Christmas?
 dolly888
Joined: 10/9/2008
Msg: 37
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What about the personal ads on Craigslist?
Posted: 11/12/2008 9:56:58 PM
I don't know about the rest of the site, but I can tell you that liars,players, and skanks are trolling on the casual encounters ads. One of my besties recently found her SO (she met him on POF, coincidentally) and another woman advertising for a threesome on Craigslist.

She said that he is adamant that he didn't place the ad, doesn't recognize the woman in the pics and never consented to having his pic posted. The ad is full of untruths from beginning to end and she doesn't know what to do or who to believe. I have my opinions, but I support her in whatever path she chooses to take.

So sits a beautiful, intelligent and loving woman worth the devotion of any man, devastated by the actions of who-knows-who, a few typed lines, and some colourful pixels placed in an ad on Craigslist. Definitely not a fan of the site.
 mike0211
Joined: 11/2/2007
Msg: 38
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Posted: 11/13/2008 3:47:18 AM
Yes real people do post on CL however it's hard to tell the real ones because of all the spam. I looked through there before wondering if some of them are real until one I came across was a girl I had previously dated and then a few adds down I saw one of her sister

So yes, there are real people on there hidden amongst the fake adds!
 JonInTampa
Joined: 3/2/2007
Msg: 39
What about the personal ads on Craigslist?
Posted: 11/14/2008 10:58:35 AM
Recently read about a case-study on Craigslist personal ads:


"After reviewing 6,590 personal advertisements, it was found that 84% (possibly even as high as 91%) of the personal advertisements examined were by imposters posting fake ads".


They targeted the women seeking man category, and their main method of fraud detection was looking for duplicate ads (pictures, text) in different cities.

You can read the details of their report at http://www.onlinepersonalsfraud.com/
 sexyfunguy
Joined: 4/9/2005
Msg: 40
What about the personal ads on Craigslist?
Posted: 11/14/2008 1:24:19 PM
I think most people realize that Craigslist is NOT to be used for dating but is to be used only for entertainment.
 Michaelann
Joined: 9/11/2004
Msg: 41
What about the personal ads on Craigslist?
Posted: 11/14/2008 7:49:23 PM
I was wondering if anyone had ever met & dated someone who posted their profile on Craigslist? - **PETROCK**

When I first started dating online 4 years ago, someone suggested trying Cragislist to me. I met one guy for coffee, we didn't hit it off.
I had someone email me, angry that I was lying about my age, since from my pics I was obviously in my 20's, pretending to be a cougar!
A friend of mine here, met someone there. Good chemistry online, no sparks in person. That happens sometimes. I actually got an e-book,
from another dating site, on how to use craigslsit & MySpace successfully for dating. But by the time I got the book, I'd met my boyfriend
& didn't need the advice anymore!
ROFLMFAO!!
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I don't know about the rest of the site, but I can tell you that liars,players, and skanks are trolling on the casual encounters ads. - dolly888

Finding someone like that looking for casual encounters (ie), is surprising, why?!?
 Eye Of The Tigger
Joined: 9/23/2008
Msg: 42
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Posted: 11/30/2008 8:18:44 PM
The absolute worse thing about Craigslist is posting an ad in the W4M section and getting random obscene, abusive emails from guys. I wish they knew what that does to women to hear that stuff.
 That_girl*
Joined: 9/29/2008
Msg: 43
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Posted: 12/1/2008 2:20:42 PM
craigslist is the porta potty to hell,,lol

if a woman is going to post on there she better be very well skilled an trained to be able to pull out atleast 1 50% decent personality an 50% decent looking person off there..

you gotta know how to lure an weed out the c ock roaches an spiders,,before you can go in an pick out somebody who might be worth talking too...


hehe i speak from exspericence it's a dirty job but somebodys gotta do it!!
 Pair O Docs
Joined: 10/20/2008
Msg: 44
What about the personal ads on Craigslist?
Posted: 12/1/2008 2:34:10 PM
I would imagine that since it's also free to post on Craigslist, you would get about the same types that you would potentially stand to get just about anywhere else..... ehem......
 ProcolHarem
Joined: 8/29/2008
Msg: 45
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Posted: 12/1/2008 2:38:25 PM
I tried Craigs list.
I got three messages from someone in "Russia"
Different names, same pic.
One message from someone in Ghana whose uncle left 850 million and she needed my help to get it out of the country.
Lastly two messages from men who...let's just say grossed me out.

Other than that, Craigs list worked out fine.
 Winslow40
Joined: 12/29/2008
Msg: 46
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Posted: 1/3/2009 9:58:30 PM
C/L can produce results for those seeking a date/relationship as well as any other site. I've met a couple women this way and the main difference with traditional dating sites is that there is more patience required. That's because a good percentage of the ads are placed by spammers but if you regularly browse the ads you develop an eye for what's real.
 Coastergal
Joined: 7/24/2005
Msg: 47
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What about the personal ads on Craigslist?
Posted: 1/4/2009 3:28:46 AM
I've posted adds on CL before. AGES ago I met 2 guys and dated them (NOT at the same time) Then I've posted adds on there just to receive really rude replies. A lot of men receive E-mails from spammers, scammers.... I just get rude replies! LOL
 electriclamb
Joined: 2/3/2009
Msg: 48
What about the personal ads on Craigslist?
Posted: 2/12/2009 10:45:47 AM
I started using CL a few weeks ago with fairly good success. As a result I have two steady lady friends now and several nice chats going. I give CL a 5 out of 10 for a rating in personals. But there are LOADS of nut jobs there too! Easily 80% are certifiable! I recall one nasty old woman who didn't like what I posted, she haunted me for weeks with nasty things like: posting my photo and making up lots of lies about me on CL and telling lies to some POF's. I know some of the Washington DC POF folks know her. Apparently she has conned quite a few into believing she is a nice person when she is anything but. However, I refuse to stoop to her vile level and tell tails about her, even though she had no problem with slandering me! If you are reading this, you know who you are, and so do I! I also reported her to Markus, hopefully he'll do something about that snake. If you are reading this TL: Get a shrink nutzo!
 vrb1955
Joined: 3/26/2006
Msg: 49
What about the personal ads on Craigslist?
Posted: 2/12/2009 12:20:45 PM
"craigslist home of the scammers, spammers, escorts, trolls, pic collectors , sex freaks and the occasional real connect.
reading some of the posts can be funny though. read through the missed connections and "strictly platonic". i dont know about other areas but ny and long island cls strictly platonic is never platonic when m4m m4w."


Yes ex used that to advertise his business. This joke has not paid taxes on his business or himself for the last ten years. He is now hiding out in NJ hoping the the IRS does not come down on him.

Craigslist is a BIG JOKE
 akimmbo
Joined: 7/22/2007
Msg: 50
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Posted: 2/12/2009 1:12:06 PM
craigslist? well, it's THEE place to dredge up dead fish and spam from the bottom of the barrel.

but yeah, it is entertaining. 'And , hey, I imagine it gets a lot of work for the escort services, so that's not all bad....keeps the economy flowing, I suppose.

I use it to sell stuff on....or buy stuff...period.

And, even today...I had a piece of musical gear up for sale, and I got a note from some dude in Morocco, who wants to send me a certified check for the gear. Of course, he wanted a little bit more of my banking information. But, I think he's a pretty sincere guy. I mean, think about it...he's willing to send me the money up front...if I return the overage to him....AND...he's coming all the way from Morocco to the States to pick up a hundred dollar mixing board.

Bah...and they say there's no honesty out there anymore

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