Posts tagged "craigslist"

Woman Just Barely Escapes From Craigslist Kidnapper

You would think it’s 2002 but in fact just this week a 41 year old Chesaning, Michigan man gave a fake Craigslist profile and met up with a 22 year old woman after which he tied her up and kidnapped her in his car.
The woman has no serious injuries and is thankfully safe. The…

Katrin Higher / May 16, 2015

The Great Craigslist Butt Revenge Adventure: What An Interaction With An Internet Rando Taught Me About My Ability To Ever Really Be “One Of The Guys”

Robyn pointed me toward this ad on Craigslist today:

Robyn, not knowing me that well yet, of course probably figured that I would not reply to this ad. But of course I replied to this ad. I had three reasons for doing so:

Images of my butt are available…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / January 5, 2015

I Just Can’t With This “Fall Boyfriends” Craigslist Ad

According to a “Rants & Raves” Craigslist personal ad, two Manhattan ladies are on a quest to find themselves a pair of fall boyfriends to replace their casual summer hook ups, because “now is the time you must start dating someone in order to spend the holidays together/go on ski trips/have a NYE kiss you’re…

Claire Hannum / September 9, 2014

Missed Connections: Dude In Cargo Shorts Searches For Grape-Feeding, Maybe-Pregnant Dog Owner


Sometimes Craigslist Missed Connections read exactly like the First Act summaries for quirky romantic comedies. In fact, I would like to option this Craigslist Missed Connection ad I just read titled “I told you not to feed your dog grapes.” Can you option CL ads? Can I just steal it? Anyway, the poster i…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 22, 2014

I Could Do This: Woman Advertises Herself On Craigslist As A “Professional Bridesmaid”

I’ve missed my calling, and some bitch has beat me to it.

Recently, an entrepreneurial New York woman with extensive experience as a bridesmaid stepped up her game by posting a Craigslist ad offering her services as a “Professional Bridesmaid.” Why I didn’t think of this first will haunt me for the rest…

Katie Oldenburg / July 2, 2014

Update: New Craigslist Posting Claims The Fat Woman On The Boston T Was A Bully

The saga of the fat woman on the Boston T line rages onward. Now, someone has written a new Craigslist missed connection post claiming that the woman herself is the bully, because she allegedly sat on a “kind, older woman” and the original douchebag target, effectively pinning them both down.

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Jessica Wakeman / March 21, 2014

Craigslist Missed Connection Takes Down Fat-Shaming Subway Douchebag

UPDATE, Friday 4p.m.:  There’s an update to this post here!

The world would feel like a more just place if we could (literally or figuratively) beat up every bully in the schoolyard. We can’t do that. But we can take to Craiglist’s Missed Connections to call out sociopathic, sadistic fat shamers who tell…

Jessica Wakeman / March 20, 2014

Be My Boyfriend: Guy Who Posted A Craigslist Ad For Someone To Take Him On A Taco Bell Run During The Blizzard

Dear Taco Dude,

First of all, I’d like to let you know that I feel your pain. While you were weathering the blizzard in Baltimore, I was also snowed in and hungry in New York City. It sucks to have a “shItty little hybrid douchemobile” that won’t make it to your neighborhood Taco

Ami Angelowicz / January 22, 2014

This New Year’s Eve Missed Connection Is Just Pissy

With the pretty lights and copious booze, New Year’s Eve is the ideal setting for romance to bloom. Or, at least, to cop a drunken feel.

All you have to do is make sure you don’t piss all over yourself…

Jessica Wakeman / January 3, 2014

Dude Offering Free “Psychic Breast Readings” On Craigslist

Forget Tarot readings, or visiting a psychic to find out what 2014 has in store for you. A man claiming to be able to “read” a woman’s breasts and gain insights into her “Happiness, Success and even Romance” is offering his services for free on New York’s Craigslist! He discovered this magical skill when he…

Ami Angelowicz / December 27, 2013

Santa Missed Connections Are All Naughty, No Nice

It’s that time of year again … when you make out with Santa and have no idea what his real name was. To give you a picture of all those naughty shenanigans happening this time of year, we bring you Missed Connections from SantaCon, Santa speedo events, and more inappropriate holiday moments. Be warned: these…

Tres Sugar / December 24, 2013

Awful Husband Tries To Sell Wife And Motorcycle On Craigslist

When his wife gave him an ultimatum to choose between her or his 2006 Harley-Davidson XL1200L Sportster, Bob White of Virginia decided to put both of them up for sale on Craigslist! The listing price for the hog/wife package deal (both in “excellent condition,” Santa hat not included) is $5,900 OBO, but he will consider…

Ami Angelowicz / December 6, 2013

This Is The Loveliest (And Oldest) Missed Connection You’ll Ever Read

The stories that live in Craigslist’s Missed Connections board are often the stuff of movies. A user at Reddit found one of its greatest gems this week: a post written by a man looking for the girl he spent Thanksgiving with in 1973. Pass the tissues please!

Read it, after the jump:…

Claire Hannum / November 21, 2013

Macklemore Prank Calls Lady On Craigslist Scalping His Tickets

Awkward. Macklemore called up a woman who was scalping tickets to one of his shows on Craigslist and gabbed to her for about five minutes in a (terrible) fake British-y accent. As far as prank calls go, it’s more uncomfortable than funny — he sounds like a lonely weirdo. But it’s kind of amazing when he…

Jessica Wakeman / October 12, 2013

This Craigslist Missed Connections Post Awesomely Tells Off A Street Harasser

A Minneapolis woman who is now pretty much my hero seems to have gotten fed up with the helpless feeling that comes along with being leered at on the street. She posted an open letter to the man who shouted nasty comments at her from his car on Craigslist Missed Connections, basically voicing the internal…

Claire Hannum / October 10, 2013

This May Be The Weirdest Craigslist Missed Connections Ad Ever

Waffle & Wolf is a waffle shack in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, that serves all manner of amazing waffles, both savory and sweet. Apparently, Waffle & Wolf is also where a reddish-haired man works that reminds this Craigslist poster of her deceased father. At first, the ad reads like a woman searching for a potentially long-lost family…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 7, 2013

$800 Room For Rent In Brooklyn, Must Love Strong Opinions Syria

Lucca and I have been discussing a possible move to Brooklyn, but have been a little disappointed to discover that the rental market is not that much better than Manhattan. So when I saw this ad for a $800 room in a prime Williamsburg apartment, I was like, Hmm, maybe there are still deals to be

Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 13, 2013

True Story: My Crazy Craigslist Casual Encounter

The results are in — after asking you guys to share with us the thing you’d most like to check off your to-do list, we’ve got a winner! Turns out sex with a near stranger is something that we’re all kinda into — check out this piece on using Craigslist for more than just finding

Chloe Caldwell / July 26, 2013

Mother Seeks “Sugar Baby” To Take Her Son’s V-Card Before Heading to Harvard

Seeking a soulmate for your child doesn’t just happen in the movies, y’all! Like the scene in “Because I Said So,” where the mother posts an ad online secretly seeking a male partner for her daughter, a Philadelphian mom has taken notes and brought the helicopter mom to the next level. Looking for a “Sugar…

Daley Quinn / July 19, 2013

Awesome Graphic Designer Posts Hilarious Craigslist Ad Attacking Work-For-Free Culture

If you’re a graphic designer, or know a graphic designer, you’ve probably heard them complain about how often they’re asked to work for free. Designers are often “invited” to do work on spec, with the hopes that their designs will be used by a company. Companies do this, promising that “it’ll be a great piece…

Julie Gerstein / July 9, 2013
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