One of my oldest childhood friends, for example, posted a Craigslist ad back in the mid-2000s and met her husband. But answer the wrong ad, and there’s a risk of being raped, murdered or falling into a sex-trafficking ring.
As these ads go offline, we spoke to a 25-year-old man in New York who used Craigslist’s personal ads — specifically the casual encounters section — as a way of finding casual sex in his early 20s.
“She was going to have sex with me, but I wasn’t allowed to touch her,” he recalls.
He’s not happy with Craigslist’s decision, even though he’s not using the platform anymore.
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People worry that saying “just here for a hookup,” on an app “makes them look like they’re slutty or whatever,” he says, “so people use Craigslist.” Read more: In the era of dating apps, who still posts on Craigslist’s Missed Connections? Usually, they’re so desperate for a quick bang that they don’t even hide their hope to score.Well fellas (and ladies), if you’re looking for a quick fix, there’s now an app for that. It’s called ‘Pure’ and it’s more focused on hookups than Tinder could hope to be. After all, you are still soliciting sex from strangers via the Internet.He spoke to us on condition of anonymity, because, well, that’s what Craigslist personals were all about. Unlike dating apps that often require being linked to a social media account, on Craigslist you could be nameless and Facebook-less.“Most people didn’t even have pictures of their faces,” our 25-year-old Craigslister says. “Usually the person I would meet would be someone unattractive or would have weird tendencies,” he says.