I began with a listing announcing myself to the women of my city.
Each day I tried a different approach to see what would be most effective, though I never lied or posted fake photographs.
Unscrupulous sellers often post fraudulent ads that look like great deals, but their intention is to extract and exploit financial information from naive and unsuspecting buyers.
Craigslist has been loath to update its interface in the decade-plus since its inception.
For one, the site's sheer size works against users at times.I'd heard it said that the older you are, the harder it is to start over, and the fewer the decent, eligible men there are. I was starting to feel like an overripe piece of fruit on a tree, about to rot. Eventually I got sick of throwing myself pity parties; I had to try something. We'd save the world and love each other, maybe even start a family. I invented an email address for myself and posted my ad: LOOKING FOR A HUMANITARIAN. I'm looking for some one who "gets it" — you know, someone who loves to do all he can to make the world a better place, wherever he is. I see myself as empowering and helping such an individual on their path to heal the world with positive energy and possible romance. We can keep each other going — keep each other idealistic and focused on what matters most. In the days that followed, emails began dripping into my inbox.One day it could be talking with a troubled teenager, the next it could be helping to bring clean water to an impoverished community. I chatted online with a few, but quickly learned to ask for their photo upfront.Backpage, Classified Ads and e Bay Classifieds (links in Resources) are three sites that function basically in the way Craigslist does, with some shades of difference.As on Craigslist, it won't cost you anything to create a basic "For Sale" ad on these sites.
Are you kind, somewhat handsome, healthy but not health-obsessed, not a user or a hater?