hooking up on craigslist...

  • Thebiguy

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    Apr 21, 2010 5:20 AM GMT
    I know it's not the smartest thing to do, but have any of you done it? I think I might...
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    Apr 21, 2010 5:22 AM GMT
    I know people who have done it. It's not all that safe, I'd recommend against it.

    In the end it's your body, but it's just dangerous, STIs, robbery, gay bashing.

    Not to be overly paranoid, just seems a bit sketchy.
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    Apr 21, 2010 7:13 AM GMT
    CL is good for laughs, but that's about it.
  • Bunjamon

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    Apr 21, 2010 9:11 AM GMT
    paulflexes saidCL is good for laughs, but that's about it.


    I read it almost every day, and it's hilarious!
  • HndsmKansan

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    Apr 21, 2010 12:16 PM GMT
    I've heard too many bad things about CL. I think you ought to pass and if you don't (and you want to meet somebody) ... do your homework.
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    Apr 21, 2010 12:20 PM GMT
    I had browsed it a few times just out of curiosity and I have seen some extremely nasty pictures on there, and even one guy looking for dirty butt. *vomit*
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    Apr 21, 2010 12:23 PM GMT
    Why ?
  • NashRugger

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    Apr 21, 2010 12:46 PM GMT
    paulflexes saidCL is good for laughs, but that's about it.

    this

    I've heard about numerous gay bashings as a result of craigslist, not to mention the fact you have no idea of the person's sexual history and all.

    So, not no, but hell no.
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    Apr 21, 2010 12:49 PM GMT
    the missed connections is hillarious!
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    Apr 21, 2010 12:53 PM GMT
    "I saw you working at burger king, you looked really hot with that crown on your head. I'd love to hook up. I ordered the double whopper with the onion rings and the large vanilla shake. Tell me what condiments I put on my burger so I'll know it's you.
  • hartfan

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    Apr 21, 2010 1:56 PM GMT
    I once replied to an ad from someone who was looking for a decent guy for a long term relationship. Then many months later I heard from the guy who wrote the ad. I had forgotten about my reply but agreed to meet with him. I found him to be a great, decent guy. Unfortunately, we were both in a situation where we would be moving to different states in a few months. But we still remain friends. I realized that I need to give people a chance--hope for the best, but prepare for the worst.
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    Apr 21, 2010 2:12 PM GMT
    I find it interesting that a majority of you seem against it. My ex was a craiglist addict... well craigslist, manhunt, adam4adam, cam2cam, olderguys.... basically every site there is. It eventually led to a break up obviously and to me being jaded to the whole online thing. What's the difference in hooking up on craigslist and any other guy from any other site?
  • calibro

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    Apr 21, 2010 2:40 PM GMT
    yeah, i find it funny that the majority of these posts are holier than thou given the fact that many of these guys list looking for a hook up in their profiles, as if meeting some through craigslist is totally different from rj. and yes, i have. some pretty fun times too.
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    Apr 21, 2010 2:45 PM GMT
    Yeah I don't shop for men where I get my scrap pallet wood.
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    Apr 21, 2010 2:45 PM GMT
    TMNT saidI find it interesting that a majority of you seem against it. My ex was a craiglist addict... well craigslist, manhunt, adam4adam, cam2cam, olderguys.... basically every site there is. It eventually led to a break up obviously and to me being jaded to the whole online thing. What's the difference in hooking up on craigslist and any other guy from any other site?
    I don't see a difference.
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    Apr 21, 2010 2:53 PM GMT
    TMNT said What's the difference in hooking up on craigslist and any other guy from any other site?


    Thinly veiled pretense is the foundation of gay online socializing. Without it we are simply gauche!
  • tokoroten

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    Apr 21, 2010 2:55 PM GMT
    Thebiguy saidI know it's not the smartest thing to do, but have any of you done it? I think I might...


    ...You're already on HERE. Why do through the trouble of going to another site?
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    Apr 21, 2010 3:01 PM GMT
    i don't even buy much stuff on CL any more...waaaaaaaaaay too many flakes. flakes and creepy types.
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    Apr 21, 2010 3:03 PM GMT
    i suspect that even in sites for gadjet freeks, laundry soup ,micky mouse,and other sites... people look for sex,and it just a matter of luck if the other guy is youl true love or a serial killer...
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    Apr 21, 2010 3:05 PM GMT
    I see nothing wrong with it. A hookup is a hookup. You are not "classier" because you hooked up on RJ.
  • laxdude25

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    Apr 21, 2010 3:25 PM GMT
    I have met some great guys through craigslist. you just need to be very careful on the kind of ad you are responding to or placing (you don't have to respond to a sketchy ad, and placing an ad is probably better), make sure you share ZERO sensitive information before meeting, assume any pic you send could end up reposted anywhere (i received a set of pix of a married friend of mine who was not out, and he was NOT the guy who sent them to me). meet in a public place first (and probably second and third). maybe it works better in NYC than it does in other places where there is less traffic.
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    Apr 21, 2010 3:33 PM GMT
    i've had a few really good hookups from craigslist.. you just have to be smart about what your doing..

    from my experience, you have better luck finding guys if you post an ad rather than looking through others' posts

    and be smart.. make a new email address that you only use for hooking up that, when googled, won't return any personal information about your real identity. same with yahoo/skype/aim.

    remember that any pics you trade can be downloaded by the other guy and potentially re-posted anywhere on the internet so i don't recommend sending face pics right off.. and if soneone looks super hot, its probly too good to be true so don't trust their pics...

    ALWAS ask to see them on webcam.. this is what really separates the fake from the legit.. if they don't want to cam, don't have a cam, or their cam is "broken" then assume they have something to hide. seriously, nearly everyone has a webcam, they come built into almost every laptop, and they don't just break..

    use your gut feeling.. if something doesn't seem right or seems kinda sketch, move on

    and you never know for sure if someone is ddf or not, so i don't even fuck guys i meet on cl, but if you do, wrap it up! haha
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    Apr 21, 2010 3:59 PM GMT
    I did give CL a chance, and It was a good bet.
    I posted my thing on there and ended up choosing from a couple of good offers.
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    Apr 21, 2010 4:16 PM GMT
    i think is just a cheap sleezy way to get laid :d
  • swimbikerun

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    Apr 21, 2010 4:18 PM GMT
    IsmeIvan1990 saidi think is just a cheap sleezy way to get laid :d
    But is it really any different than going to a bar, getting drunk and hooking up?