Confession: I am pretty obsessed with Craigslist’s Missed Connections. It is my life goal to find one dedicated to me, and therefore I check them every day — so far, to no avail. After some deep contemplation, I’ve decided that the way I live my life is not necessarily conducive to the mysterious and sexy aura that tends to spark a Missed Connection. I’m not really a “wink and flip my hair” type; I’m more of a “trip in front of a large crowd while carrying a carton of eggs” type. After the jump, a few examples of Missed Connections based on my life that, alas, I will probably never get… Keep reading »
The e-mail simply read: I’ll pay you $350.
I lay down and thought about this. I thought about a three, a five and a zero. How pretty they looked altogether, no periods to dash out the mass. How nice they would look in my empty piggy bank. I thought about what was being asked of me for the $350. The man wanted me to, shall we say, pleasure myself in front of him. As a straight 21-year-old, newbie journalist, this wasn’t really what I had expected when signing on to do an article about sex parties for a hipster-porn-rag mag.
But this is where my “literary” endeavors had led me — to possible prostitution. The want and need for our readers to hear what it’s like for me, a young Jewish man, living in NYC, to attend, watch and maybe, maybe participate in a sex party, had gotten me into this predicament. Keep reading »
Well this just seems like a colossally bad idea. A woman in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, was attempting to give away her koala on Craigslist. Wait a second, just back it up. How did she come in possession of a koala in the first place? That seems … highly illegal? And dangerous — to both animal and human. Come on, people. (The ad has since been taken down. Maybe the lil’ guy sold?)
Let this be word to the wise for those looking for a hookup online: two women were arrested this after an 18-year-old man told police he’d been cut over 300 times during sex play. The dude met one of the women on the Internet through Craigslist and had traveled to Milwaukee from Arizona for a consensual, kinky tryst. But after meeting Rebecca Chandler and Raven Larrabee in person, it quickly got out of hand. Chandler said they were having sexual relations that involved the cutting, though she agreed that it did indeed get out of hand. Uh, yeah, you could say that. Keep reading »
Don’t get it twisted; this room is not for living, it’s for the laaaaaaaaaaaaadies. [Craigslist] Keep reading »
What do you do when an engagement goes sour? If you’re one anonymous guy in Iowa, you put the ring up for sale on Craigslist, for a dollar. According to the post, which has since been removed by the author (most likely due to the high volume of interest):
“A jeweler and I designed the ring in 2009 for an amazing woman. She wore it during our engagement, an engagement that we ended a bit ago with great regret. A grad student, I know I should be selling it so as to buy groceries and fill the laundromat washing machine with quarters. Like most students I’m living pretty hand-to-mouth. Yet there’s something about treating this token of deep love like a used car that feels wrong, feels like a violation of everything beautiful about the world that drew this woman and I together in the first place. I joyfully put my pennies away for months so she could wear this. Knowing that a lot of us are struggling to pay the bills right now, I’m hoping that the gift of this ring might make it easier for another couple to begin a life together.”
Here’s hoping this guy finds true love with someone new. [Racked] Keep reading »
When Tammy Worth’s miniature horse Munchkin was stolen out of her Cooper City, FL front yard earlier this week, she and the neighborhood kids that enjoy hanging out with Munchkin were heartbroken. But then Worth went on Craigslist, and not, oh, 10 minutes later, the not-so-crafty thief had put her horse up for sale on the classifieds site. After an undercover sting operation,19-year-old Tyler Carlin was arrested for trying to sell the horse, and was charged with grand theft of a commercial farm animal. And Munchkin is now safely home! We love a happy ending. [Sun Sentinel
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I’ve accomplished a few really great things in my life — losing 100 pounds, getting sober‚ but I’m not sure anything has been as personally satisfying as the day that I had a Missed Connection posted about me.
If you’re not familiar, Missed Connections is the section on Craigslist where dudes post about hot girls they saw but were too afraid to talk to, and vice-versa. The idea of being chosen, spotted out of all the rest as uniquely attractive and compelling is like a low-rent fairytale that takes place on the R train instead of in a castle. Keep reading »
While most of us are dreading invasive TSA searches at the airport, one guy in Reno loved his enough to post a Missed Connection on Craigslist. Pretty sad that a TSA full-body pat down is the only action this guy is getting. Should someone email him and let him know that the dude who cupped his nuts was just doing his job? Or was he? [Yasrsly] Keep reading »