12 Feb

A long time ago – and I am talking years ago – I put at an out on Craigslist Personals..  however, this ad was not for me.   It was for a friend of mine who I felt needed a man.   (Don’t worry.. It only took about 8 hours for me to tell her.)    I didn’t include any pictures, but talked about the positives of her personality- and threw in the negatives too.

I explained in my post that I was the middle man.  Because we were good friends, they’d have to get through me to meet her.

Even without a photo –  in a matter of two days, I got over 200 responses.  I responded to each and every one of them, and not a ONE was spam.    After chatting back and forth and narrowing it down – and allowing my friend to read the messages too..  We met up with 3 of them.

Someone should make an online dating website like this.   You have to have a friend sign up for you and be your middle man.    I mean, really..  I could go on and on about how GREAT I am.. but, if someone else tells you how great I am – there is more validity.   Besides – when you first start dating someone, you hang out a lot with their friends.. wouldn’t it be great if you already kind of knew one of those friends?

I would love to tell you that my friend fell in love with one of those guys, and they lived happily ever after.. but that would be bullshit.   None of them made it past a first meeting.    But it was an adventure nonetheless..

…You can find anything on Craigslist…

2 Responses to “Hmmm……….”

  1. s4m4nth4x February 12, 2012 at 1:47 am #

    I like it. I think it’s impossible to see yourself the way that other people see you (the good and the bad!) That’s a sweet idea (both sentimental and totally rad)


  2. Dan February 12, 2012 at 2:29 pm #

    We have this in the UK – A site called MySingleFriend which does part of what you suggest – The friend writes the profile for the person looking for a date. I think it’d work much better if the friend did the screening of responses too.


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