There is no chill gay bar by me just a young one with blaring music which is horrible. It's interesting that other countries Casual encounters are up. Everyone just start using Toronto's casual encounters lol. I was just thinking this. I'm in Vancouver, but I like to browse the Bellingham listings because it's no biggie to pop across the border.
I figure all the Americans near the Canadian border are going to start posting in the nearest Canadian city. Was just coming here to post about this. Met my best friend on there, he and I still thank each other for not being a murderer Is the closest alternate I found. But there are very few ads or none in some sections - but I imagine that will pick up soon. The hell you on about? It was also created by a group of Democrats.
Reddit's personal sections are actually good; there may not be many people, but the vast majority ARE real people, even if they don't post their picture in their ad. Check your city or state. So many great people are still in my life because of the site. My and my BF met through CL, after we both spent many years exploring our sexuality through the site.
I know my BF will too. Is there some way we can recreate that, but avoided all the legal crap that CL would have to deal with? There enough smart people in here how hard would it be to recreate Craigslist and call it Craigslust or something silly like that.
I heard of a site called https: We are working on fixing the issue!. Please come back in a litlle bit. The posting capability is still working so - POST an ad and it will go live as soon as possible! Instead of a degrading "why has no one swiped right on me" process like tinder or yellow, where you run out of people in your area, it was a cool email function where you could anonymously tell people what you wanted to try, what you were looking for, and say a lot more about yourself to people online without scaring anyone off.
Instead of judging their looks first and running out of matches till you eventually go "well They really still could find a happy relationship, or meet some cute ass people, experiment, or finally fulfill their fantasies, so Plus, god, it was flattering and such a massive self esteem boost back then; hundreds of anonymous email responses to date or sex ads, exploring things, all that I'm gonna miss it.
It getting removed really caught me off guard, especially from all the dope ass people ive met there. Or one that can be like, both legal AND effective, not anything where the only results involve fake spam bots 92 miles away, so yeah I'm going to make a prediction, that this will encourage the rise of something like a block-chain forum that is "not hosted by anyone".
When that happens, they'll probably regret this type of legislation. It's sad that it was a conservative bill that introduced this. Conservatives have always held that laws can't control human nature nor people. This will drive the bad element underground and make it harder to track, meanwhile the legitimate users lose out.
It's also sad that a great service has been ruined by spammers, scammers, botters, and yes, unfortunately criminals. There was a very legitimate use for the personals several, actually. So now we all lose, for lack of other solutions. I'd like to get in touch with someone I've been emailing. To test it, I responded to my own ad using a different email address, and it went through. So, for now, they are still working if you want to reply but I wouldn't count on them staying active for long.
Best to exchange direct email addresses even if you have to set up a junk email address to do so. Not everyone is using it to meet hookers a lot to people actually gained true relationships from this site at least they should have kept personals for relationships and removed the sex encounters part.
It has both desktop and app versions you can get the app on Apple and Android. I met a few cool women and ppl thru these personals and as usual our gov. Is ruining fun things when they should be worried about larger issuers than some damn potential local prostitution on a website. Now what the fuck do I do? This is coming from a guy who lost his v card in a park from a girl I met on craigslist.
Best 10 seconds of my life! I'm not surprised this had government action taken against it, it's ironic that some of the most successful people can function normally in law, politics, medicine, science, art, technology etc. I encourage everyone that agrees or disagrees with my post to at least watch this YouTube video by Anonymous:.
Been using it since around Met hundreds of people, good and bad but mostly good. We still post pics of her sometimes just for shits and giggles. Really, weirdly sad to see this go Tampa Pride is coming up in my city tomorrow. I want to know how the hookups are going to play out, since there's no Craigslist to post..
Had to weed through a lot of BS, spams, fakes, and flakes, but, I did score a few good fwbs. Sad to see it potentially gone forever. The intent of the bill, rather. On some other shit, my opinion is neither true nor false.
I know what you are saying. But the execution of it is absolutely moronic. Its like shutting down the entire egg section in a supermarket because a few of the eggs were rotten. Then people will just look to the black market for their eggs.
But you get what I mean. These bills are not going to solve anything. They are just creating more problems. Sure, it was like looking for a needle in a haystack most days, but I had many successful and fun dates from that site. It was always a good place to go, when I just wanted a handful of replies in a short time haha. In fact, just had a great date last night from there. I feel like they'll come back around again, just have to come up with some legal jargon to add to the site or verification or something.
I cannot begin to discuss how horrible this decision was by Congress. My wife and I were just getting into finding friends, as she has finally seen the light, and we were enjoying the ability to post and filter through the options as we saw fit. There is nothing quite like CL personals and I have no idea what we are going to do now to find friends, safely, discretely, and conveniently.
Is there any truth to this? Anybody think CL is protesting somehow? OMG - Where will I find broke str8 guys ha to suck off now CL was my goto for an endless supply of horny men that wanted some head and a few bucks. You paid guys to suck them off? I'd think guys would lay back and enjoy it without expecting anything. Anything where users could break any law, now CL can be held responsible. Obvious with the prositutes on there, cl couldnt risk it.
Other things that facilitate drugs might be taken down too. Wow, the Craigslist personal sections was iconic! Met some fun people on CL. I should probably write about it. And today Craigslist actually took down all the personals sections. The US just ruins it for everyone. Please vote in more sensible people. As a man who was using it to hopefully find a couple to explore group play with, I'm at a loss on where to search now..
We made a local alternative for Buffalo and Western NY. It's exactly like Craigslist casual encounters. Give it a try. It's new and growing but it functions like cl so you won't see any spam garbage or bait and switch marketing. It's practically the same interface. Probably not too much in the long run as most desperate people will find other methods to find hookups. Any tool or service can be misused. We can't take such risk without jeopardizing all our other services, so we are regretfully taking craigslist personals offline.
Hopefully we can bring them back some day. To the millions of spouses, partners, and couples who met through craigslist, we wish you every happiness! The results pages are still there, but when you click any listing, you get: If it was passed by Congress but not signed by the president why are they acting like this is a law already? The quality ranged from bad to hot, and in one exceptional instance, a ridiculously hot chick from Maldova.
But the government cannot fucking monitor the free trade of sex on the internet. This is an absolute outrage. The best substitute that currently exists is Swinglifestyle. Does anyone know where the sex addicts will flock next?
We need another outlet. Keep your ears open please. If you posted personal ads like I did for years, yes that's what you are. It was free-trade for sex. Yes it was mostly full of scammers and bots, but I met great people. I would love to see how this effect daily traffic to the site.
Do not extend payment to anyone you have not met in person. Beware offers involving shipping - deal with locals you can meet in person. Never wire funds e. Western Union - anyone who asks you to is a scammer. Welcome to Reddit, the front page of the internet.
Become a Redditor and subscribe to one of thousands of communities. Want to add to the discussion? It was a very cool thing for a very long time. Leave craigslist alone, and bring back the personals! NO ONE is going to sponsor a bill against this. Hopefully a lawsuit may happen that changes it. Is the app better? This is just the final nail. To bad, I already scheduled an hour with your sister. Single, White Boat, Fremont, big transom, custom bouys, and nice cleats. This is a total bummer though.
It's never too late to change. Ive had more of my time wasted on Reddit that on CL. Ive had much more luck even starting years conversations on cl. So what if people use CL for hook ups Grindr and the rest of it are full of sexless weenies who are just out for the tease.
Hormonal counts for testosterone are way down these days in lieu of the "subway" diet of most youth They will die alone or hook up w another selfless individual.
Live and let live What people need is discipline, direction, and determination to snap out of addiction, not self indulgence in anonymous sex with strangers or promiscuity,.
Sorry folks, judgment is a vital part of lfe. You do it all the time in fact! His "ivory tower" sure sounds a hell of lot better than your fairy land where Craiglist and these other sites don't exploit the gutter aspect of human nature!
The actual creator of the site is or WAS one of those pie in the sky idealists who think his overly optimistic beliefs about humans trumps reality. I am glad that they shut down the sleazy craigslist personals. Exactly why do you care about what I think? I have an opinion and I express it on this open forum.
I see Craigslist personals and other hookup sites detrimental to gays' mental health and I am glad the Craigslist owner decided to shut down the site. Heed your own advice and don't be judgmental. Im calling you out because you sit in judgement of others and make strong statement regarding there choices on this forum.
But I shouldn't be shocked. It's the nature of the addiction that CL and similar sites lead to or encourage. It's no accident either. And sadly, sex addiction is closely related to drug addiction. Needless to say, both are available in abundance on sites like CL. And trust me, the pimps and drug dealers know this. Any gay guy who thinks that scene is pro them is delusional!
It's not pro straight per se, but it certianly doesn't help young gay people develop in a healthy way. What an eloquent response! It saddens me how much the mantra of "consenting adults" has led so many into a little deluded bubble where nothing can go wrong and real life is like sex in the city or an episode of friends. Oh how quickly things can go from "consent" to the opposite.
You should taker the stick out of your butt and try a cock. It's the only people who are still homphobic are hiding something. What a nasty thing to say! There is nothing I can say I like about the site. Use the hookup apps if you have to. Unfortunately it was not a satire and it was not a laughing matter. Anonymous sex hookups are dangerous and make a person feel lonely and unloved. So, what about all the others Would like to know who is behind this. That said, Craigslist could conceivably allow users to create personals using a defined set of phrases and words.
They were already doing this to report stats. It really is the end of an era. Hello;And I can answer your question,it was Rep. Anne Wagner R Missouri And every time that I saw these types of post I Flagged they're post for removal,because those types of people are the cause of problems on the CL Personals.
So now the younger guy has been corrupted into asking every guy for money in exchange for sex. Seems like casual encounters is still working in Canada...
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. We live in an age of abbreviated words and phrases, mostly due to the wonderful world of the internet, which is still something "new", I don't care how many of you kids grew up with it. 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 PNP , in craigslist parlance, stands for "party 'n play" which stands for sex while high on drugs. While PNP could technically refer to marijuana, the average stoner will usually just say " Friendly" instead.
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