But as of Friday, the site's personal ads no longer exist. The site's Missed Connections ads, which make for some of the internet's best voyeuristic reading, will remain - in the community section. As a result, Craigslist decided to remove its personal-ad section, posting the following statement: 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!
What is a note about happy couples doing in a move made in response to a bill to fight sex trafficking? Well, this is the vast possibility and danger of Craigslist. For decades, it's been the place where someone might find the perfect or most horrible roommate; a steal of a couch or total piece of junk; casual sex or even a spouse.
The public nature of dating apps can make it harder to be forthcoming about just wanting sex, if that's what you're after.
One of my oldest childhood friends, for example, posted a Craigslist ad back in the mids and met her husband. Now they're expecting their second child! But answer the wrong ad, and there's a risk of being raped, murdered or falling into a sex-trafficking ring. As these ads go offline, we spoke to a year-old man in New York who used Craigslist's personal ads - specifically the casual encounters section - as a way of finding casual sex in his early 20s. He spoke to us on condition of anonymity, because, well, that's what Craigslist personals were all about.
It's part of what made them successful, he thinks. Unlike dating apps that often require being linked to a social media account, on Craigslist you could be nameless and Facebook-less.
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FriendFinder-X is a hookup site that boasts millions of users around the world. No doubt about it, FF-X is focused on sex, boasting to users about its ability to get them "casual encounters" and "secret affairs" as well as featuring a live chat feature if you're just looking to sext, not meet up. Considering the focus on sex and not dating, you can be sure fellow members are also there more for casual hookups than for the type of thing where you meet each other's parents and so forth.
Another great option if you're simply looking for a hookup partner is XMatch. If you're looking for someone with a specific kink or turn-on AdultFriendFinder is a great option.
Allowing users to broadcast their sexual preferences, it's easy to search for and be found by the right people on AFF, which loops in dating site all across the Friend Finder network -- meaning you've got millions of potential hookups to discover. Keep in mind that this list is just hookup sites -- for guys who want to hook up and not settle down.
If you're looking for something a little more serious, however, you should consider a site geared more towards finding a relationship -- like Zoosk , for instance. Zoosk has been one of the biggest names in online dating for years now, and it's a great option if you'd prefer a bit more substance to your online dating pursuits. Still looking to for more options to help you find no-strings-attached sex? Click below to see our 10 picks for the top hookup sites online.
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