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 Maleman999
Joined: 2/14/2010
Msg: 76
What about the personal ads on Craigslist? Page 5 of 5    (1, 2, 3, 4, 5)
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."
 Dee4166
Joined: 6/16/2007
Msg: 82
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What about the personal ads on Craigslist?
Posted: 10/8/2014 8:24:21 AM
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

LOL!!!!
 JoeBnD
Joined: 3/23/2012
Msg: 83
What about the personal ads on Craigslist?
Posted: 10/8/2014 9:16:39 AM

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.


Wasn't that about the same time that the adult section was removed?
 LAgoodguy
Joined: 8/21/2008
Msg: 84
What about the personal ads on Craigslist?
Posted: 10/8/2014 12:06:38 PM
I had a good success with Craigslist. It worked for me 10 times better then POF. If I were to start looking again I would post on CL again. You just need some common sense when you manage the replies to the ad.
I used it to find people to hire and many other things.
 ClooneysTutor
Joined: 3/30/2014
Msg: 85
What about the personal ads on Craigslist?
Posted: 10/24/2014 6:01:08 PM
CL gets a bad rap, but I've been pleasantly surprised a few times.

I mostly use it when I'm bored and feel like doing something spontaneous on the same day.

Thing is, I don't get a response for a few days, lol.

One gal found my response to her ad in her junk folder 3 weeks after I responded and we started chatting:)

I wouldn't be too quick to dismiss CL...
 mountinmann
Joined: 4/1/2014
Msg: 86
What about the personal ads on Craigslist?
Posted: 11/7/2014 7:21:04 PM
CL is horrible, a lost cause.

Don't bother.
 moonbeamlover
Joined: 5/3/2014
Msg: 87
What about the personal ads on Craigslist?
Posted: 11/13/2014 1:21:03 PM
I used it to buy a couple gorgeous dressers for my sons but never actually used the personals on there; but have dated guys who have dated from there. Some of the stories were pretty funny, a few VERY scary.

but not all were terrible from what I have heard from the several I know who have dated from there.

Obviously people have to be smart; but if smart and patient, I know people who have used it successfully; though now with tinder being around and people using it i think there are less craigs listers (though I have never used either of them personally, though I got to watch a friend of mine set up and use tinder at a party a few weeks ago and it was hysterical).
 jlynn1955
Joined: 8/24/2012
Msg: 88
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What about the personal ads on Craigslist?
Posted: 11/13/2014 11:03:17 PM
Never have. Never will. Dont even read them.
 katwolverton43
Joined: 9/18/2014
Msg: 89
What about the personal ads on Craigslist?
Posted: 11/22/2014 11:40:41 PM
bwahahaha Have you ever heard of the craigslist killer, It started out as a personal ad. Just sayin,
 Walts
Joined: 5/7/2005
Msg: 90
What about the personal ads on Craigslist?
Posted: 11/23/2014 5:54:19 AM
bwahahaha Have you ever heard of the craigslist killer, It started out as a personal ad. Just sayin,



Google POF and some of the "stuff" that has happened because POF was used as a tool to gain trust and a meeting.

Just sayin.

(notice no laughter here)
 VolkanoKing
Joined: 8/1/2014
Msg: 91
What about the personal ads on Craigslist?
Posted: 11/23/2014 6:21:23 AM
"POF is full of male refugees from Craigslist."

Ha! Aint that the truthl
 BLoNDeANGeL845
Joined: 6/10/2014
Msg: 92
What about the personal ads on Craigslist?
Posted: 11/23/2014 6:55:37 AM
I think each website is going to have a certain reputation but that doesn't necessarily mean that ALL the people on each particular site will fall into a specific category.

IMo Craigslist has a rep for being a freaky, sexual free for all BUT I bet about 20% of the relationship ads are sincere!

Why?
It's free, and when something is free I think a large demographic will populate towards it, even if their intent & behavior is in the minority.

And like someone else in here pointed out: How many folks on POF originally started out on Craigslist?

I bet that even on so called squeaky clean sites that cater to Christians, etc (not naming) have their fare share of "pervs" on it ;oP
 mike11091
Joined: 8/25/2013
Msg: 93
What about the personal ads on Craigslist?
Posted: 11/24/2014 7:30:16 PM
POF is surprisingly the one site I've found the least amount of scams on.

OKC is close second.

Criagslist is like...IDK...I feel like my laptop and I should both wear a rubber before we log on.

Sadly, the pay sites are where I learned about scams (years ago...) EH, M, etc...
 BLoNDeANGeL845
Joined: 6/10/2014
Msg: 94
What about the personal ads on Craigslist?
Posted: 11/25/2014 6:30:57 AM

I used it to buy a couple gorgeous dressers

LOL
In my mind, since the topic is CL I was thinking CROSS-dressers
how kinky! & yes some of them look better than natal-women!
 Maleman999
Joined: 2/14/2010
Msg: 95
What about the personal ads on Craigslist?
Posted: 11/25/2014 10:22:18 AM
Craigslist? I prefer Fred's list.
 FullMoonGuy
Joined: 3/7/2014
Msg: 96
What about the personal ads on Craigslist?
Posted: 11/25/2014 3:20:12 PM

bwahahaha Have you ever heard of the craigslist killer, It started out as a personal ad. Just sayin,


Re the "Craigslist Killer":

Robberies and murder[edit]
Markoff was suspected in three robberies – one of which resulted in the murder of Julissa Brisman – that occurred in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Each robbery involved a woman victim, and the crimes were closely spaced in time and exhibited strong similarities.

Trisha Leffler (an escort) was bound, gagged, and robbed at gunpoint on Friday, April 10, 2009, at the Westin Copley Place Hotel in Boston, Massachusetts.[citation needed]
Julissa Brisman (who had posted an advertisement online offering massage services) was found dead on Tuesday, April 14, 2009, at the Copley Marriott, also in Boston.[7][19][20]
Corinne Stout (an exotic dancer offering lap dance services) was the victim of attempted robbery on Thursday, April 16, 2009, at a Holiday Inn Express in Warwick, Rhode Island.[8]
Law enforcement officials suspected that all three were committed by the same individual.[9]

Source-Wikipedia

The "personal ads" posted by these women involved "erotic services". Not a reason to die or be robbed, of course, but always a high risk undertaking, whether online or offline.

More relevant is the recent case involving a Navy lieutenant who was convicted and sentenced to 37 years to life in prison for raping 2 women he met online, and neither site was Craigslist.
 NonamousDog
Joined: 4/20/2011
Msg: 97
What about the personal ads on Craigslist?
Posted: 12/6/2014 11:56:36 AM
Some POFers seem to feel a need to talk down CL. IME, it's just as likely I'll meet someone real and genuine on CL as it is on POF.
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