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estella's avatar

What do you really think about the casual encounters section of Craigslist?

Asked by estella (17points) April 23rd, 2009

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FrankHebusSmith's avatar

I think it’s hilarious to read. I read it with an X some time back and we thought it would be funny to post a picture of her with an ad that she was looking for some action. She had like 100 e-mails in less than an hour, and reading THOSE was absolutely hilarious.

MissAnthrope's avatar

Yeah, I read them sometimes when I’m bored and I find them pretty entertaining.

Likeradar's avatar

They’re usually a riot.
But if you’re asking what we think about them in a moral way, I think it’s fine. To each their own.

La_chica_gomela's avatar

Honestly I think half of them people just put up for fun, like Westy. Most of them are so ridiculous!!

Triiiple's avatar

I think its an awesome way for murderers to find victims.

The_Compassionate_Heretic's avatar

It’s nothing new, it’s just more publicly accessible now.
It’s definitely not for me.

hungryhungryhortence's avatar

I’ve never seen it until today out of curiosity from this question but personally, I think it’s kind of creepy and gross but as Likeradar says, to each their own.

Darwin's avatar

Our local law enforcement entities eye that part of Craig’s List very closely because a lot of “working girls” have switched from street corners to online venues such as Craig’s List.

peyton_farquhar's avatar

I somehow fished my boyfriend out of that garbage. A diamond in the rough. He and I are now madly in love with each other.

The_Compassionate_Heretic's avatar

@peyton_farquhar I’m trying to be respectful when I ask this though I’m afraid there’s no way to be PC about asking this.

Are you ever concerned your boyfriend may go back there?

peyton_farquhar's avatar

Not at all. I was browsing the page for shits n’ giggles, like most people do, and he posted there instead of in MfW because it’d be easier to weed out the spammy responses. I really don’t see how the circumstances of our meeting are any different from meeting in a bar, or a chat room, or at a party. It was just random luck.

Triiiple's avatar

@peyton_farquhar ill laugh when i see you on the news

peyton_farquhar's avatar

@Triiiple how will you know who I am?

Horus515's avatar

I think its disgusting. People don’t have many morals anymore or self-respect.

MissAnthrope's avatar

@peyton_farquhar – Glad I’m not the only one. I was reminded by my girlfriend that we met on the casual encounters section. Her email was so smart, funny, and cute that I just had to meet her. We actually didn’t hook up, but we had a great night out together and then started hanging out a lot. A couple months later, we were dating.

@Triiiple – I can’t believe how mean-spirited and judgemental you are being with peyton. Why is it your business, and honestly, what do you care, how someone met their significant other? Also, that “I’ll laugh when I see you on the news” comment was simply snarky and uncalled for. You care so much that you’d laugh if s/he got murdered? Nice.

Frankly, I think meeting someone in a bar is a worse start for a relationship than meeting someone online. Either way, you sometimes get lucky.

casheroo's avatar

I read craigslist as a time waster. It’s entertaining.

wundayatta's avatar

@peyton_farquhar and @AlenaD: what did your ads say?

MissAnthrope's avatar

I didn’t save the ad.. I think it was mainly like, I’m this old, this is what I look like, I’m looking for nothing serious, just some fun, this is what I’m attracted to, etc. I also said “women only.. men, I am not interested in your dangle.” She got a kick out of my use of the word “dangle”.

Anyway, I was in the midst of a painful breakup and wanted some distraction. I wasn’t sure whether I’d go through with it or not, but at the very least, I wanted to meet some people and have fun. I was seriously not expecting a response from someone so intelligent and funny, so I was intrigued and wanted to meet her whether we ended up hooking up or not.

SeventhSense's avatar

I can’t stand the way that Craig’s list is laid out. How about chaging up the font or introducing a color. It’s so monotonous to navigate sales listings.

filmfann's avatar

Oh, come on! How could they make it easier to get an STD?

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