Here's her ad: The full text reads: The dating world has changed a lot since I got divorced. I love stand-up comedy, film, TV, theater, music, cruises, coffee, museums. Please don't respond if you are alcoholic or smoke pot/use any drugs, or are married/involved with someone else, or are under 45. "It used to be a thing no one understood or wanted to talk about," she recalls.
"Like something was wrong with you if you had to take that path to get a date." But along with the advent of online dating, and the dozens and dozens of sites created to make finding companionship easy, she figured out the cold, hard, truth: any site can promise to make you a match, but paying .99 a month to find love doesn’t necessarily mean love will find you.
I used to be able to find multiple women on Craigslist casual encounters in the past. It's terrible when it comes to the male to female ratios. Most women on there aren't even serious about meeting anyone. Your comment makes sense if someone is trying to sell a television or some office supplies. The best thing to do is see what the locals are using.
It was a great way to hook up and the girls there were very DTF. As for their casual encounters section, it's as bogus as they come. Whatever people in your town or city are using, well, that's what you should be using too.
Following that, I interviewed two women to learn how they used the site successfully for their own fulfillment.
But given these well-publicised incidents, I decided to ask a few experts their take on Craigslist, how they feel about its overall safety, and their tips and tricks for helping to prevent unfortunate incidents.
Mary Jo Fay is the author of "The Seven Secrets of Love," and she’s used Craigslist to find dates.
She says that sometimes Craigslist lacks the level of decorum and respectful tone between its users demanded by regulated sites, but it’s still a viable source for anyone looking for love.
“In my book, I specifically talk about Craigslist in terms of a possible dating site, although without the screening that sites like have it tends to be pretty vulgar, yet there are still some great folks you can meet out there and I never felt unsafe with any of them,” she says.