Its success is still pending, but if meeting new people was my only goal, Craigslist provided me with more positive interactions and opportunities than any online dating site has in years. If things don't work out with any of the Craigslist folks, maybe I'll try something even more out of my comfort zone in a few weeks' time. Full disclosure: I met my lovely wife on craigslist. My advice is free but from a man’s perspective these are the kinds of things that will probably improve your odds and increase your chances. While we’re on the subject, run your CL post through a spell checker please. I’m not height challenged but I still think the taller-than-me-or-else requirement is incredibly shallow. Are you so insecure you need a Tall Man to protect you? I guess the "be this tall" requirement helps one weed out the bozos. I’m always shocked when I hear women talk about the flood of responses they get.
You’re posting on craigslist looking for a man (or two). If you can’t spell or use proper grammar, you’re more likely to fuck ignorant men. CAPITAL LETTERS ARE THE ONLINE EQUIVALENT OF SHOUTING. WE DON'T EVEN KNOW EACH OTHER YET SO WHY SCREAM AT A STRANGER. Good men come in all shapes and sizes therefore not all good men are 5'10" or taller. Any hope you have of proving you’re greater than the sum of your parts is lost when a man discovers you began by lying. A shallowness can seep into one’s online life because the anonymity of one’s online persona allows for behavior one would admit was rude and somewhat callous face-to-face.
Or maybe some men like taking advantage of dumb chicks. One of online dating’s shortcomings is the ease with which connections are made and broken.
This of course is the inverse of men’s experiences.
By Bonny Albo I've used online dating services almost since their inception when I've been single and wanted to meet someone.
I started as a geeky girl in demand when there were few of us online, and from that a sort of elitist mentally spawned: online dating sites were fine, but I drew the line at the classifieds and chat rooms.
For many years I've clung to this unspoken yet firmly entrenched rule of mine, and many of my friends have as well.Clients that have used Craigslist to meet people were few and far between, so I wasn't asked for advice on the subject often. It didn't take long for the first people to answer, and I was surprised with their candor and intelligence.Fast forward to a few days ago, when I realized I've been single for some time and would like to start dating again. Yes, I did receive a few undesirable responses (which were immediately put in my spam folder so I never heard from them again), and a dating scam offer or two.How should I meet people that I could potentially date? I wrote up a short blurb explaining where I was at and what I was looking for, as well as what I have to offer someone else. Many were considerably older than what I'd expressly stated a preference for, and some were honest with their want for casual dating only.Sure, I can review my own list of places to meet people (and did), but I wanted to try something different. A quick proofread and a few mouse clicks later, my Craigslist ad was live. One gent sent a nasty note when I didn't reply in a timely manner, and one email was from a good friend (we shared a few laughs over that one).Something I'd never done before, something that might help me encounter folks I wouldn't meet otherwise, something totally out of character. All in all though, the experience was better than I'd hoped for. Are you concerned about safety, who will contact you, privacy or how it will come across to your friends/family?