Here there be monsters (socratic) wrote,
Here there be monsters

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Lazy Craigslisters

Reading the personal ads on Craigslist, one of the things that strikes me is how lazy many of the posters are. They'll write 3 lines of text, like "I'm handsome and successful, I want a model-type who enjoys being spanked, no games please because I'm for real" and that will be it.

How lazy is that? If your goal is to get a bunch of responses you could at least take the 15 minutes to write something semi-original and/or interesting. Don't just say "I'm smart and have a great sense of humor" show it. I'm not saying every ad should be 10 pages, that doesn't work either, but so many are just perfunctory. I guess if your goal is just to post a picture of your dick on the internet you don't need to be eloquent or informative.

But then there's the 'poet' who spelled cliche with 2 Es, and the dude who used his ad to whine about how women don't appreciate his romantic gestures and shouldn't complain about not getting flowers often enough.

It seems to me that if you're not serious enough to write a decent ad then you don't REALLY want to meet anyone. So why bother at all?

After reading "They Call Me Naughty Lola" my respect for the art of personal ads has skyrocketed. Craigslist offers precious little but disappointment, in this regard. No wonder an admitted fatty can get phone numbers. All it takes is a little effort.
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