There are lots of good reasons not to go looking for love on Craigslist — namely, getting stabbed by some creep. But The Frisky will condone Craigslist dating “experiments” of the feminist variety, like the one conducted by Alexandra Tweten, a blogger for Ms. magazine. Tweten posted a W4M personals ad on Craigslist in L.A., describing herself as a feminist journalist, and urging only pro-choice feminist guys to respond.
The responses, as you can imagine, were discouraging. (But at least she only got two photos of penises, right?) Keep reading »
Craigslist is a great reminder that there are millions of mostly crazy people out there. Yesterday, a guy posted a missed connections ad for a dude he met during the Times Square bomb scare. Something about the whole “met you during this disaster” thing feels like a Nicholas Sparks script waiting to happen.
Thankfully, there is plenty of other (often awkward) hilarity going down on Craigslist. Our favorite recent posts after the jump. [BuzzFeed]
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Craigslist is a dependable source for roommates, concert tickets, bromancing and, best of all, missed connections! Feast your eyes on how the tale of this date started out:
”You stuck my flash drive in your vagina. If you are reading this, you know who you are. I don’t think this is a fad sweeping the city, so this one’s for you.”
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We’re not sure how we managed to stumble upon this Craigslist ad for a “Used Beard,” but boy are we glad we did. How did the internet know that was exactly what we were looking for?! Magic! For those interested, $50 will get you the freshly shorn whiskers of one Chatham, New Jersey man, who says that his beard has been, “Conditioned regularly with my girlfriend’s Garnier Fructis for that long lasting, deep rich burl.” He writes:
“For sale: one sweet beard, used. Looking for that burly hipster look? Don’t have the time to press out your own? Pick up this one for a song. Maybe your neck is chilly or perhaps you are trying to distance yourself from your father’s babyface/weenie genes. Maybe your moustache is growing weary of being alone. A gnarly face friend could be the answer.”
As for compatibility, you’re on your own: “Check your owner’s manual for fitment with your application.” This is a joke, right? Well, the advertisement does state “serious inquiries only.” Seriously deranged, you mean? [Craigslist] Keep reading »
This ad on Craigslist kind of says it all, doesn’t it? Any takers? Keep reading »
Every now and then, a very random, fairly creepy ad on Craigslist strikes me as incredibly sweet. Take this guy—all he wants is a clean bathtub. And you’re right, fella, everyone does need relaxation. [The Luxury Spot] Keep reading »
My boyfriend and I had broken up, and my heart was in pieces.
I needed a weird and fluky experience to distract me from reality and test my ability to feign composure. And, as we all know, the first step in getting over heartbreak is random sex. What better way to combine sex and weirdness than Craigslist, where people hook up based on absolutely nothing — luck, timing, fate?
I consulted my Meaningless Hookup Expert, aka my Best Gay Friend, to formulate a plan; presented here for your gawking/edification is our first-hand guide on how to have a cathartic, post-breakup, strings-free CL hookup. Keep reading »
There’s a disturbing new trend out there in the world of sperm donation. Donors and recipients alike are giving and receiving sperm on the black market. Yes, folks … it’s a spunk rush. But it’s hardly about monetary gain, which makes it all the more strange. Basically, there’s a new kind of sperm donor popping up who just wants to help single ladies, lesbians and infertile couples make babies, since a vial of sperm and insemination by a doctor can cost about $2,000 a pop. These seemingly altruistic dudes with plenty o’ sperm to spare are offering their seed for free on sites, like Craigslist. Keep reading »
Over the weekend Amelia and I watched “I Love You, Man.” How friggin’ cute are Jason Segel and Paul Rudd in that movie?! Our girl boners salute you boys! But it seems chicks aren’t the only ones who melted at their adorable bromance. My gay BFF has been complaining that his Craigslist cruising has become more tedious thanks to the glut of straight dudes posting to find their very own platonic man relationships. Guys across America have been looking for another kind of playmate on the internet, like online dating minus the sexy. Could it be the go-to slut finder website is attracting more guys looking for pals than pu**y? Heck, it’s become so popular, there’s even an e-card about finding man love! Dang, dudes can be so sweet sometimes. After the jump, what some of the men are looking for…
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I just searched the word “horny” on Twitter (What? It’s lunchtime.) and discovered something interesting. Instead of getting predominantly “I’m so horny, OMG, I need to get laaaaaid”-esque results, I found a plethora of tweets from people advertising that they’re looking to have sex. With you. Now. If you’re into BDSM, that is.
Now that Craigslist has started actively policing the Casual Encounters ads, have people taken their hot and horny business elsewhere, namely Twitter? Most of the ads end up linking back to sexytime “dating” sites like GetItOn.com, which has clearly implemented a new Twitter marketing strategy. Other companies using Twitter to market their “services” include SwingLifestyle.com and Cams.com, which features “live” web cam porn. But what about users operating on their own? One user, “3xgayLA” — who describes himself as “hung” — is looking for a “horny bottom,” but then links back to a Craigslist ad, which features proof of, um, just how hung he is. Keep reading »