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 electriclamb
Joined: 2/3/2009
Msg: 49
What about the personal ads on Craigslist? Page 2 of 5    (1, 2, 3, 4, 5)
I've used CL some months ago. I estimate that maybe 50% of the ads are fake, and another 25% are crazy as heck. However, I did have a few really nice dates out of all the nonsense. Just use a different email account than your main one to reply. Set up a temp email account at another domain like gmail, yahoo, or excite just to keep the really hard-case nuts at a distance. Also NEVER give out any city names, streets or names of people you know until you are certain who you found is not crazy! CL has some good advice on keeping your privacy info private. Read it carefully and use good judgement. If it doesn't smell right run for the hills! These days I stick top PoF since, at least in theory, the matches are screened, photos are given (although some are faked a bit too) and you can chat a bit until you feel more confident that the other person is not a kook (this is highly subjective though.)
 jeepwmn
Joined: 8/14/2009
Msg: 50
What about the personal ads on Craigslist?
Posted: 3/5/2010 12:55:03 AM
It's just another way of meeting people, really. But, I try not to use it if I can help it. The first couple of times, actually ended up dating men from there. .but nothing long term. The third time. .I'm regretting it. He ended up being way too clingy, even before we were able to meet. Actually, I was sick, and did not feel up to meeting, but he kept pushing the issue. I had to get off the phone (he kept saying "please say you'll still talk to me") and finally had to hang up on him. Even after I told him I wasn't interested in talking any longer, he still continues to text me. Yes, he just kept asking, creepy questions, like if I usually eat alone when I get home, am I able to meet potential dates at work, wanted to know exactly what I would be doing during the day. .wanting to know what I would be doing at what hours, etc. If I didn't answer my phone, he immediately sent emails asking me why I was ignoring him.
 VacationGuy234
Joined: 8/1/2008
Msg: 51
What about the personal ads on Craigslist?
Posted: 3/5/2010 6:41:32 AM
I think your risk is the same. I've never personally experienced it but I've heard there are front profiles on every dating site like Match, Yahoo, etc..

I do know someone who used CL for dating and they did get dates and hookups pretty easily.
 WomanInProgress
Joined: 10/16/2005
Msg: 54
What about the personal ads on Craigslist?
Posted: 3/6/2010 7:19:23 PM
I always thought Craigslist was for finding good deals, and great reading with a cup of coffee - the posts are better than reality TV. Do people really date from that site?
 LAgoodguy
Joined: 8/21/2008
Msg: 55
What about the personal ads on Craigslist?
Posted: 3/6/2010 9:34:48 PM
I used CL and had a few dates most of them just meet and greet and nothing past that. Also met someone that dated for a short time. I think there is a much better chance to meet someone of CL then most dating sites. The spam is nothing more then annoying. POF is more to read the forum then actualy meeting anyone.
 WomanInProgress
Joined: 10/16/2005
Msg: 58
What about the personal ads on Craigslist?
Posted: 3/11/2010 11:32:07 AM
Here's another thing I found while surfing CL with my coffee. There are a lot of men in my area that are either single and looking to date (and have profiles on other dating sites as well) or married and looking to cheat that also post in the male for male section looking to either give or recieve sexual favors. Interesting how much matches up when you scan both pages. I feel bad for wives who are sitting somewhere having no idea their husband is hitting a bathhouse on the DL on his lunch break. Ick.
 EGJV
Joined: 9/13/2008
Msg: 61
What about the personal ads on Craigslist?
Posted: 3/11/2010 10:13:11 PM

I feel bad for wives who are sitting somewhere having no idea their husband is hitting a bathhouse on the DL on his lunch break. Ick.


My friend used Y chat, and he says there are plenty of women looking to cheat online while hubby is at work too.

about CL, well 90% spam. When I started reading it I did fall for a couple of fakes (got "see my site" responses) but now I can tell pretty easily. I did email for a bit with a decent gal there, and met but there was no chemistry. But even that's more success than what I've had on POF. I'm not bitter though - I love the forums, and women who value their dogs that much can certainly continue to sleep with them (lil in joke here).
 valenciacityx
Joined: 3/10/2009
Msg: 62
What about the personal ads on Craigslist?
Posted: 3/12/2010 12:45:54 AM
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 strawberrykitten
Joined: 5/4/2007
Msg: 64
What about the personal ads on Craigslist?
Posted: 3/12/2010 9:35:16 PM
I agree with what a few other people have said. CL isn't a whole lot different than other dating sites. You do get spam, though, luckily maybe not as much as others. I feel sorry for the guys replying to ads. That's all I keep hearing about, guys getting spammed to death when they reply to ads.

I've placed ads, for friendship and otherwise. Didn't have a whole lot of success. Maybe it's just where I live? But I wouldn't necessarily discourage people from trying it.
 SJBoxing408
Joined: 2/16/2010
Msg: 65
What about the personal ads on Craigslist?
Posted: 3/21/2010 12:51:01 AM
Craigslist is pretty dry right now. lots of spam bots/gay guys
 amour_singe1090
Joined: 9/1/2009
Msg: 66
What about the personal ads on Craigslist?
Posted: 3/21/2010 11:08:01 AM
I have met a few guys off craigslist. I dont know but I had better experience with craigslist guys then pleny of fish guys, but I also didnt post myself on there. If your a guy I dont know if I would post on there, I heard you recieve alot of spam. When I messaged a few guys that were posted on there they were supprised to see a real chick lol and not spam. So I guess Its worth a try, I met a few great guys off there, but just note you will recieve more spam than actual emails.
 kow626
Joined: 10/29/2006
Msg: 68
What about the personal ads on Craigslist?
Posted: 4/10/2010 2:21:49 PM
i've been on one date total from craigslist and talked to quite a few chicks so i can verify that there are real chicks on there. of course there's spam but it's so obvious to spot that i don't consider it an issue anymore.

i do see a lot of chicks in my area that are on pof with cl ads in the w4m section soliciting for dates repeatedly. that sends up a red flag to me cuz if you're here and there and you're not finding what you're looking for, then something's definitely gotta be wrong with that chick. i avoid them.

getting a reply from some of them is a chore there as much as it is here. i only look at the ads with pics. too risky replying to the ones without. i only reply to ads where there may be something there or just to kick up some convo and get some questions answered or answer questions. and yes, they reply back in most cases. you gotta use a filter there just like here to be successful.

i don't generally reply with the intention of a date. it's usually a response to something they posted. when i do post an ad, it's primarily to hang out cuz i may have an extra ticket for something or i may go to an event and wouldn't mind some compatible company. if something materializes, great. if not, no sweat. life goes on.

i'd never discourage anyone from trying cl. i can verify that it works. your success depends on your own attitude and expectations. the more realistic you are about it, the better. a pic is important. no pic, no reply. lol. we've all seen that one. it's that way for a reason.
 chill78
Joined: 10/13/2013
Msg: 69
What about the personal ads on Craigslist?
Posted: 2/15/2014 11:20:40 AM
I used CL many years ago. One time I was talking to a woman. I sent her a few photos and she said that I was good looking. The next day she asked me to resend the photos because she had accidently deleted the email with the photos. I sent her the same exact photos. She replied saying that she wasn't interested and I wasn't her type. LOL. That shows some people can be very fickle.

Overall I don't think there is a huge difference between CL and POF in terms of quality. The biggest distinction was the amount of spam on CL.
 TOaks91360
Joined: 11/22/2013
Msg: 70
What about the personal ads on Craigslist?
Posted: 2/15/2014 12:08:26 PM
Like a box of chocolates, you never know what your going to get...

Ok, maybe more nuts and berries.
 Ainen
Joined: 6/27/2013
Msg: 71
What about the personal ads on Craigslist?
Posted: 2/15/2014 2:00:54 PM
Did not meet anyone, much less date them.

Tried CL in 2006. The first four gals I contacted all responded. The first one, we traded pics. Her last message asked me what was the last book I read. I answered and asked something else; she didn't reply. One took a week to respond, then another week to respond to my reply. She was dishonest, acting as if she was brand new to online dating. One said the reality is pics are all that matter, sending her pic (looked really old). One sent a polite incompatible reply.

Later in 2006, I answered an ad from a gal who actually had her photo in her ad, extremely rare for CL. She gave me her #. I asked her to an event near her home. She said she'd love to go but was going out of town with friends.

In 2007 I posted a "missed connections" and actually got a response! A guy in her group saw the ad and told one of the two girls who could be her. The girl asked which of the two, and said they would be out of town in a week. I replied which one. No response.

Not worth it!

Once when I posted in Rants and Raves, some idiot thought I was a woman, emailing me with "How big are your breasts?"

Just checked my local CL. W4M had only 4 photos in the first 100 listings: 2 headless, 1 group shot, 1 showing an infant with no adult. Missed connections now has dozens of categories, including alternate genders.


CL can work for buy/sell/giveaway items, but as with POF members, many responders are flakes!
 sun_and_cinnamon
Joined: 7/18/2014
Msg: 72
What about the personal ads on Craigslist?
Posted: 10/6/2014 11:56:06 PM
Like many I'll browse CL our of boredom or for a laugh or two. There are actually a few local men (never communicated with them) I've come across their profiles here on POF 'looking for a relationship', and randomly came across their 'intimate encounter' ads. They seem to post them pretty regularly on CL....guess they really mean 'looking for a sexual relationship'.
 south_city
Joined: 10/12/2013
Msg: 73
What about the personal ads on Craigslist?
Posted: 10/7/2014 6:29:19 AM

Overall I don't think there is a huge difference between CL and POF in terms of quality. The biggest distinction was the amount of spam on CL.


Agreed. Most of the w4m ads on CL are fake or spam. However I placed a few ads on CL just for fun. On dating and the casual encounter sections. I had about the same amount of first dates / meetings on CL that I did on POF. Plus I was also able to meet a woman for a "casual encounter".
 VolkanoKing
Joined: 8/1/2014
Msg: 74
What about the personal ads on Craigslist?
Posted: 10/7/2014 8:48:46 AM
The ads and the people on CL are a joke. Back when online dating was new, I put a couple ads on CL and talk about flooded...I was FLOODED with responses....at least 200 came pouring in.

Weeded thru them (alot of pretty unsavory, too sexual, weird/not attractive men) I chose ONE guy to meet. I made it clear to him I was looking for a relationship, not a hook up. He said he understood, so we arranged a date.

Hahahahaha. Ugh.

Date consisted of sitting with an odd, impatient man, who accused me of spending too much time looking at other people in the restaurant and not him. At the end of the date, when he realized apparently I wasnt going to "put out" he made a joke like I thought he was untouchable and was "surprised" when I gave him a hug goodbye.

Never again.

These days, CL is filled with almost nothing but penis pics, and either "dom" men or "sub" men. Its almost entirely a sex hook up arena now.
 sun_and_cinnamon
Joined: 7/18/2014
Msg: 75
What about the personal ads on Craigslist?
Posted: 10/7/2014 9:35:09 AM
Funny enough I am looking for a new place and even browsing the housing /rentals section I found one man looking to rent to someone and dominate their feet, and another some older man with a porno moustache looking for a possible deal on rent in exchange for things a wife might do if he had one.....NO I am not looking for a roommate with a stranger or a share but these did pop up.....just goes to show you can find the oddball in any section.
 Maleman999
Joined: 2/14/2010
Msg: 76
What about the personal ads on Craigslist?
Posted: 10/7/2014 12:49:10 PM
I would find a personal ad on Cracklist as reliable and accurate as a tabloid story about a movie star who gave birth to an alien baby who has green skin, 8 arms, 6 legs, and 5 eyeballs.
 rockin-trucker82
Joined: 1/4/2014
Msg: 77
What about the personal ads on Craigslist?
Posted: 10/7/2014 3:53:54 PM

So... what's the difference between this site and CL again?


In one easy answer... Guys get responses on craislist. I tried it once, what was supposed to be just a normal girl looking to meet someone, and this was the response I got:


HI . i was praying I’d hear back from you! I totally hope this goes down here. I am SOOO SOOO AROUSED! you won't possibly understand! Again, just to be sure you clearly understand this is just a ‘hook up’.. no drama.. no relationship. I will just give you a first name nothing else. I am all about Good Fun but WELL-BEING always comes 1st! No stalkers/weirdos/psychos only perverts encouraged
When I hook up with men on the Web (sorry, ur not the 1st :P ) I have them verify they are person of legal age and harmless to hook up with 1st.. The website also protects my real information in case you become too obsessive and I'd have to get rid of u. hehe sorry, i’ve had it happen too many times before! It takes a few moments tops for the verification which costs Not A Thing (I’m already a paid member and this is a gratis invite from me to YOU, so i Sincerely Hope ur SERIOUS!!!) Anyways, once u pass verification it opens a virtual mobile number of mine that u can call me on my cell phone and make this happen! I’m so excited! I hope to finally get some **** soon!!! Wow im soo fiening for it.
I just an attention *****, so I also added a few XXX rated pictures on there..
Checkout my profile
So just do the verification and call me. Remember its totally zero-cost for u since im inviting u, i hope ur serious since i only get 5 of these a month!!!! So call me ASAP.. im down to do anal right now!!!!


So as you can see... Everyone there is either fake or a scam
 Dee4166
Joined: 6/16/2007
Msg: 78
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What about the personal ads on Craigslist?
Posted: 10/7/2014 5:16:34 PM
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Wow! I'm SPEECHLESS....LOL

Never tried it myself, after going on there for (fake)job ads and (fake) items for sale I clued in pretty quickly that instead of Craigslist,it SHOULD be called "Scammerslist", and never bothered to try anything else...In fact it actually FRIGHTENS me to even think of meeting someone off of there....And I don't get scared easily....

But I'm STILL like, WOW! over THAT one rockin....Did you call just for fun? I would have, just to see what kind of scam it is...Wow....lol
 TrustInKarma
Joined: 2/14/2014
Msg: 79
What about the personal ads on Craigslist?
Posted: 10/7/2014 6:39:32 PM
I've dated/hooked up with several guys I met on CL. One proposed to me after 1.5 years, one was on the verge of. I've met guys on every single dating website I've been on. CL works IF you have standards and screen like crazy.
 FullMoonGuy
Joined: 3/7/2014
Msg: 80
What about the personal ads on Craigslist?
Posted: 10/7/2014 7:08:55 PM
So... what's the difference between this site and CL again?


POF is full of male refugees from Craigslist.

Craigslist was actually a pretty good site back in the day, say pre-2006. Then the losers, liars, weirdos, marrieds, and scammers infected it and drove the decent women away, and left a boatload of bots for the men to message. When they finally caught on about the bots, they moved over to other free sites like POF to drive decent women crazy there.
 Maleman999
Joined: 2/14/2010
Msg: 81
What about the personal ads on Craigslist?
Posted: 10/7/2014 7:29:47 PM
Rockin-trucker: You should've replied and said: "Funny you mention that. I do the same verification and require the same information to make sure you are who you say you are. I prefer to verify who you are first before I give you any information to verify who I am. And it doesn't cost you anything."
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