I couldn’t help it; his email was password was just too easy to crack. His cat’s name? He must’ve wanted me to take a peek.
My fingers hesitantly pecked at the inbox, and suddenly, I was reading my recent ex’s email. To my horror, he had placed a singles ad on Craigslist. He truly was moving on. Keep reading »
I am definitely a big fan of Craigslist—it’s helped me get rid of a bunch of old crap and even led me to the cute couch that’s now sitting in my teeny apartment. But it’s another bad PR day for the site. A man in North Carolina posted an ad on Craigslist to find someone to rape his wife. This is already wrong in so many ways, but the worst part is, someone responded. He came to the man’s house armed with a knife and assaulted the wife, while the husband watched and their two children slept in another room. The attacker was arrested Sunday—and the husband was led out in handcuffs on Wednesday. Hopefully his wife will be okay. And will instantly file for divorce.
All I have to say is, people, please stop using Craigslist for evil. Keep reading »
After the whole Craigslist Killer thing, everyone’s fave website has been getting serious heat to regulate the ads on their site. So yesterday, the company announced it was nixing the “erotic services” section, and morphing it into “adult services.” The diff? The company will now review each post before it goes live. How they’ll do that with a staff of 28 people has yet to be clarified. For kicks, let’s compare and contrast the two sections. Just like in high school English class. [Washington Post] Keep reading »
Oh, no! You know what that means? “Casual Encounters” is going to be even more of a minefield to navigate. [CNN] Keep reading »
You can find anything on Craigslist — a housekeeper, a used armoire, a new job. As easy as it is to find goods and services on Craigslist, it’s even easier to set up a fling by perusing the Casual Encounters personal ads, which account for two percent of all postings on the site. Users of Casual Encounters enjoy the ability to be candid and the anonymity, says founder Craig Newmark. For example, one user meets men who answer her ad, takes off her underwear, and gives it to them without saying a word. Even though she has a stalker, she continues to indulge her fetish. But this isn’t the first time complications have arisen through the site. Keep reading »
I recently posted an ad on Craiglist selling a beautiful, twice-worn pair of Christian Louboutin pumps that my ex gave me as a gift. (I’m selling them because they pinch my feet and, frankly, are just a reminder of our failed relationship, where he was willing to shell out the big bucks, but not emotional availability.) Check out one of the responses I received, after the jump… Keep reading »
Forget self-help books and magazine columns. For dating and relationship advice, I recommend Craigslist. Don’t believe me? Yesterday, I was perusing the New York City section of the site, hoping someone might be unloading a pair of Veronica slouch Frye boots in a size 7, preferably barely used, and hopefully well under the $328 they retail for, when I came across the following ad. The subject header: “Mens clothes, My ex’s xmas gifts he’ll never get, It’s a steal.”
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If you are trying to occupy yourself at work (only four more hours until 5 p.m.), I recommend you read this cute story. It’s about a man who met his wife on Craigslist, and not in the “casual encounters” section. Chris Ayres sold his couch to a woman named Lucie, and today they’re married and have a kid. [The Times, U.K.] Keep reading »