Tuesday, April 3

A to Z Challenge : Casual Encounters

Don't act all innocent! I don't know a single person who hasn't at least perused Craigslist's personals section at least a few times. When you open the page, it even has a scent. Something like... desperation, lol. Alright, I'm not going to knock the site any further. I'll just point out that for women, using CL is like shooting fish in a barrel, and generally women don't need to post pictures to get responses.

Men, however, get the gamut of spam, links to pay sites, fake responses, etc., and they must post a pic to get any real responses. Unfortunately, they post the most lewd pics--ones sure to invite the wrong responses. Now, for those of you curious, I gleaned this information from a multitude of friends who have used the site or attempted to use it. Most never answer the responses they received from a post.

Believe it or not, I don't think all who post there are looking for a drive-by. I've seen plenty of posts where the poster seems to be looking for a connection of some sort, the potential for a continuing relationship. The rest of them seem to post out of boredom.

Has anyone posted--under Personals, not just Casual Encounters (I used platonic before and found that the general public has no idea what platonic means *shudders*)? Do you know anyone who's used the site to meet new people? What's the craziest personal ad you've seen posted anywhere? Do you think CL should even include a section like Casual Encounters under Personals? After all, they're not in the Adult Friend Finder business...

Yay! Day 3 of the Blogging from A to Z Challenge is complete. My post is a little late, of course, because I was driving home overnight from Washington. I got in around 7 am this morning after a seventeen-hour drive. Couldn't help myself. I had to have a little nap before I had to go to work. Thank you all for patiently awaiting my visits to your blog. I'll be making rounds shortly ;)


  1. Hi there! I've never answered a personal ad - I did geek speed dating once, and bailed on it early :( But I'm incorporating that experience in my new screenplay, 'Geek at Heart!'

    Thanks for joining the A to Z challenge!

  2. Really and truly - I have never looked at Craigslist!

  3. One night while the wine was a pouring, the hubs and I creeped on the personals for a bit. It was a hoot. I don't think we answered any of them but I can't remember. LOL.

  4. Those Craigslist stories are so amusing---sad there's no such thing where I live.

    Look forward to your challenge run…
    --Damyanti, Co-host A to Z Challenge April 2012

    Twitter: @AprilA2Z

  5. Casual encounters....hmmmmm.....
    do check out my E at GAC a-z

  6. ha! funny post! never got a guy from a personal ad, but did find a nice used car once ... the car lasted longer than some ex-boyfriends, so maybe personal ads are the way to go??

    found you on the a to z and am a new follower! will be back to read more.

    feel free to take a peek at my blog too if you have time:




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