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 Tall_Guy81
Joined: 4/26/2008
Msg: 26
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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: 27
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!!
 BuffaloGalLooking
Joined: 10/27/2008
Msg: 28
What about the personal ads on Craigslist?
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: 29
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?
 mike0211
Joined: 11/2/2007
Msg: 30
What about the personal ads on Craigslist?
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: 31
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/
 Eye Of The Tigger
Joined: 9/23/2008
Msg: 32
What about the personal ads on Craigslist?
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: 33
What about the personal ads on Craigslist?
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: 34
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......
 Winslow40
Joined: 12/29/2008
Msg: 35
What about the personal ads on Craigslist?
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.
 electriclamb
Joined: 2/3/2009
Msg: 36
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: 37
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
 That_girl*
Joined: 9/29/2008
Msg: 38
What about the personal ads on Craigslist?
Posted: 2/12/2009 1:46:07 PM
i know the sections for craigslist for all states are differant but yet in away they all remain the same..same trolls same spam same trash same predator types..

i don't know how many of you have read the rants an raves section on craigslist but here in Tulsa,Oklahoma the rants an rave section is just pure racisim in raw form.. pure redneck white trash okies at thier finest talking s hit about anybody who isn't a red blooded white american..

i mean from time to time differant people come in an rant an talk about differant things about what happened or is happening but 70& to 80% of the time,, it always leads back to the N word an every other word in the book about other minoritys an how dirty stinky bad evil an dumb we minorities are.. it's really depressing an sad..

an it's only gotten worse since we have a non white president..an for those of you who think racisim an dicsrimination is dead or not as bad as it used to be,, you need to wake up an take thoses rose tinted glasses off.. anit nothing changed it just became more sugar coated..
 Sepia777
Joined: 2/26/2008
Msg: 39
What about the personal ads on Craigslist?
Posted: 2/12/2009 4:37:42 PM

i don't know how many of you have read the rants an raves section on craigslist but here in Tulsa,Oklahoma the rants an rave section is just pure racism in raw form.. pure redneck white trash okies at their finest talking s hit about anybody who isn't a red blooded white american..

CL is lousy with racist inbreds slathering on about some puke...It's rampant in many states represented on that site and not confined to the Oklahoma..It's really a microcosm of the country at large..

 justinakrfc
Joined: 7/10/2005
Msg: 40
What about the personal ads on Craigslist?
Posted: 2/20/2009 3:19:43 PM
I am about to go out on a date with a girl I met from craigslist. It's better than POF, that's for sure. It seems that the more I message someone here, the less we are able to meet.
 Street King
Joined: 5/25/2008
Msg: 41
What about the personal ads on Craigslist?
Posted: 3/5/2009 4:11:54 PM
When using Craigslist you just have to jump in and start responding to people's profiles because if you're afraid you're contacting a spammer then you'll never respond to the real women who put their profiles on CL. I've used Craigslist numerous times and have had success in meeting women off of the site. But I've been fooled by spam and been contacted by spam. After a while you recognize spammers but until you try you'll never know.
 justinakrfc
Joined: 7/10/2005
Msg: 42
What about the personal ads on Craigslist?
Posted: 3/7/2009 1:32:34 AM
Truth. Tons of spam responses. Sometimes I put out an ad and just get spam. Other times i get responses.

One thing it has taught me is that this whole dating thing is more than just pictures. Physically, I was into this one chick I meet, but personality wise, we completely clashed and I couldn't keep the charade up.
 Leisurely Ways
Joined: 1/31/2009
Msg: 43
What about the personal ads on Craigslist?
Posted: 3/7/2009 10:07:13 AM
In my neck of the woods, the cops discovered these cyberland postings are a great way for prostitutes to acquire new customers.
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Trust me: I'm a (former) journalist.
 ml456
Joined: 5/14/2008
Msg: 44
What about the personal ads on Craigslist?
Posted: 3/7/2009 10:35:17 AM

I don't think CL is any better or worse than POF. Many of the things that happen on CL can also happen on POF.

1. People who have a laundry list of requirements.
2. People who lie about their age, height, weight, marital status etc.
3. Rude, vulgar emails.


I agree. I know some people who have used both CL and POF. They actually had more success on CL in terms of getting first dates / meetings.
 mynamesnotjesus
Joined: 2/26/2009
Msg: 45
What about the personal ads on Craigslist?
Posted: 3/7/2009 11:32:22 AM
General rules of thumb for Craigslist personals (m4w, w4m) are:
Don't contact anyone without a picture.
Don't contact anyone with a pic showing someone attractive in a general sense, or that you find attractive.

I think the only generally non spam, phishing, or fake ads are in the m4m section.
 suibhne
Joined: 9/2/2007
Msg: 46
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What about the personal ads on Craigslist?
Posted: 6/16/2009 7:50:30 PM
When in doubt, dont.

Most are just scammers, as for the legitimacy, well, there is always one in a million.
 Commander_Cool
Joined: 2/10/2009
Msg: 47
What about the personal ads on Craigslist?
Posted: 6/17/2009 8:39:42 AM
I've used craigslist in the past and it's a little hit or miss, in my case, mostly misses. From spam replies to no replies at all, craigslist personnels kind of suck. I have met two people through craigslist though and we're great friends, so in a sense, the old saying "nothing ventured, nothing gained" still holds true.
 billsmith1970
Joined: 5/25/2009
Msg: 48
What about the personal ads on Craigslist?
Posted: 6/17/2009 8:58:15 AM
I have had a much better response on CL to my contacts than I have on here. As for actually meeting folks, one person here and it did not last but a couple of months, but then went into it looking for dating versus friendship first. I have contacted several women via CL, all very recently, and have several meet and greets over the next few days. Of course I am mostly looking for friends, being new to town and that makes a difference.

The hard part about CL is that you risk your email address so recommend getting a throw away address. At least here there are more measures taken to ensure there are not bots and other malicious activities going on.

Bill
 electriclamb
Joined: 2/3/2009
Msg: 49
What about the personal ads on Craigslist?
Posted: 7/1/2009 10:46:03 AM
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.
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