From what all the lingo means, to what kind of posts to stay away from, to how to fish through the best responses, here's a beginner's guide on cruising the Craigslist personals section with success. For more dating ideas, check out this list of the Best Dating Sites.
Good luck and be safe. You can get married, aren't hated by religious nutjobs and your days all probably end a lot sooner than ours do. Homegirl on the left can do a lot better than that However, when it comes to getting casual online sexual hook ups, we have it SO much easier than you or, since this is all about craigslist, I'll just say Str8s, to keep with the lingo.
Women by and large just don't go looking for casual sex like men do, most likely because they can, for the most part, get it on the street fairly easily if they're looking for a man. So while there is a section for Women Seeking Men W4M , even for a casual encounter they are likely expecting dinner and drinks first, and the appearance of respectability. Also, most women posting on casual encounters are A: Girls operating webcams they expect you to pay for aka spam.
The reason so many str8 men indulge their bi-curiosity which you will come to learn and learn well throughout this piece on Craigslist is that they simply get fed up looking for women only to get scammed over and over again. Most posts by men under M4W go ignored or are only answered by the previously mentioned hookers and webcam girls, and sometimes the occasional horribly unfortunate-looking real woman looking for a casual good time.
And yet, you always have to send them pics first I know beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but most women actually looking for sex on Craigslist from everyone I know who's actually met up with one really aren't the type to socialize beyond a certain point or even know to look or groom past a certain I'm not saying it is impossible to meet an attractive woman on CL, I suppose if you keep trying it'll eventually happen.
But same goes with meeting anyone you'll find attractive in pretty much any situation. Don't expect success on your first try, your second or your twentieth.
That's really just the way it is. In the meantime, there are plenty of us gay guys on M4M who might be happy to take care of your needs. And you don't even have to buy us a drink. Anyway, no place on earth exemplifies this culture of abbreviation more than the Craigslist personals section, or the "Casual Encounters" section.
There are several CL shorthand terms, but I'd say these are some of the essentials. DDF means "drug and disease free" this is big in M4M encounters. Oh, M4M is Men for Men btw. You do know what btw is though right?? After you know the lingo it's really just about making a post, including an image and waiting for fish to bite. Having a picture on there is really important, as a lot of people filter out the submissions without photos.
Much dumber people than you and I have figured out how to do this, so I'm going to focus on how not to make horrible mistakes while using this Starting with the people to avoid at all costs If there is one CL abbreviation that you want to avoid, it would be the one in entry While PNP could technically refer to marijuana, the average stoner will usually just say " Friendly" instead.
And as twitchy and annoying as they can be For someone like me who hates quickies, I suppose that can come in handy.
But that kind of weirdly numb stamina can also be detrimental. Also, anyone looking for "Tina" or wanting to party with "Tina" -that's just another word for meth.
Anyone using a random capital letter T in an ad is looking to get high. The person placing the ad is a prostitute, and "generous" is just thinly veiled code for "give me money to let you do funny stuff to me". Please excuse my adult language. While all manner of sexual proclivities are widely available on Craigslist, the truth is prostitution is still illegal in this country, and any advertisement looking explicitly for payment for sex will be pulled by the moderators on craigslist.
So, 21st century people of the night get around this by saying "looking for generous or gen. You have been warned.