Craigslist shutdown affecting anyone, and best alternatives?

Discussion in 'Methods, Techniques and Advice' started by UCUM666, Mar 25, 2018.

  1. UCUM666

    UCUM666 Well-Known Member

    Don't like the road we seem to heading down as a society, but anyone have any input on the title (subject) of this post (ie Craigslist Personals recent shut down)?
     
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  2. slowpoking

    slowpoking Well-Known Member

    I've got a comment: It sucks. The legislation that Craigslist said it was responding to cites prostitution and trafficking in illegal sex acts as the ills its intended to address. It's not clear if illegal acts refers to prostitution or something else.

    I don't doubt that prostitutes use Craigslist. The sections for women seeking males especially seem to be overrun with posts by women claiming to be amazingly non-particular about the type of guy the get together with, and I assume most of those are charging money or into some kind of scam. But I'd guess there's little of that going on, for example, in the sections for men seeking couples or couples seeking men.

    Seems a shame, therefore, that the whole damn thing gets shut down. I'm personally disappointed because I've been using the site to look for playmates -- both by answering ads and posting my own -- and have been getting nibbles. There's lots of dating sites, of course, but I liked CL because it seemed geared more toward simple NSA sex. I'd be interested to hear if anyone has alternatives to recommend.
     
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  3. canadianwittol

    canadianwittol Well-Known Member Founding Member

    Well my recommendation, by far, is Ashley Madison. That's where my wife met her current favourite bull of longstanding; these men pay to be on the site and while that is by no means a tough barrier, I would have to say in her experience it seemed to weed out a lot of chaff, besides being free for the ladies.

    The men there know exactly what they want: sex with married women, in particular. Whether they style themselves as "bulls" or not, this is what they are. They are willing to play under the auspices that the husband doesn't know anything, or they may be very familiar with the bull role already, and ready to participate which is what my wife found. But you do cut to the chase by belonging to a site which is designed for married people to find extramarital partners.

    Cannot say enough positive things about AM as a resource for bulls.
     
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  4. verkitwme

    verkitwme Well-Known Member

    I met my two lovers thru CL, took a LOT of time and energy but well worth it.
     
  5. matadormix84

    matadormix84 Member

    But didnt ashley madison get hacked a while back and leaked a ton of user informations?
     
  6. canadianwittol

    canadianwittol Well-Known Member Founding Member

    Granted that's a problem if you're cheating on your wife without her knowledge....although in our case I'm already fully aware that she is seeing other men!

    There could be the potential that others might see her name there and thus that I would be exposed as a cuckold, but of course to some degree we all run that risk all the time. On balance, I would think AM is as good a platform as you can get, having to accept some possible "black swan" events such as the data leak. That being said, how many people really go searching for the names of average people? I would think it's mostly celebrities, politicians, etc., that attract the most scrutiny. Besides, having been on the web site while it implies impure motives, is not by itself confirmation of any action having taken place.
     
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  7. Katyguy2018

    Katyguy2018 New Member

    I used AM a while back and had no luck. The thing was overrun by bots and girls doing the "pay with credit card to verify" webcam scam. It was exceedingly annoying, especially given that you has feed to pay. Maybe it will get better in time.
     
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  8. UCUM666

    UCUM666 Well-Known Member

    How 'bout Alt.com? Any you guys/gals use this? I just signed up and wonder if I'll regret it. Got hit hard with the damn bots, and doesn't seem like the "real" people are too desirable.
     
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  9. capn.steve

    capn.steve Active Member

    Craigslist was also infested with bots. And of course flakes. I have had a number of exciting partners over the years, but I've had my best luck meeting IRL. I think especially as pertains to cuckolds, IRL is more realistic. Mutual attraction is already established the first time you set up a date IRL. If you are serious about cuckolding, you can make that known soon after. I think it sucks they shut down CL personals, but maybe it will have an upside in the long run.
     
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  10. UCUM666

    UCUM666 Well-Known Member

    What's IRL? I did a googl scan and it said, "in real life". haha. So what's IRL, and have you had any experiences with Alt.com?
     
  11. capn.steve

    capn.steve Active Member

    I live in the sticks, so there isn't much action on Alt, unless I'm willing to drive to the city. I did meet a few local couples on Alt actually, but nothing came of it.

    In Real Life. I think your familiar with my posts. I've had some online meetups, but I prefer IRL. It's way easier. Maybe it's just me, but if I see a lady I like, I'll start talking with her and see where it goes. Online you don't even know if you'd like her. You waste so much time on people only to find out when you meet they are not what you expected. Also, vice versa. And that's with the ones who don't flake.
     
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  12. UCUM666

    UCUM666 Well-Known Member

    Yeah, trying to find someone genuine (man or woman) into this lifestyle is pretty difficult. Gotta figure less than 10% of the general population would be into it or curious about it, so trying to find somebody IRL would be, in my opinion, a crapshoot. But then again, 90% of the people on these various online sites are fake or bots, so that's frustrating too. Guess that's why it remains fantasy for so many. :(
     
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  13. wife4guys

    wife4guys New Member

    Doublelist is getting better, kind of a CL clone
     
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  14. gatorrdw

    gatorrdw Well-Known Member

    I fairly certain that my wife would have been the "poster woman" for IRL. Having starting back in 1971, IRL was just about the only way to make contact with men for her. Between her and my work, social and sports activities, active going "out and about" , drinking, parties, dancing, etc., she/we met many, many men that were quite interested in getting between her legs.
    Of course, her bright smile, 36D breasts, and warm, charming personality made many of her chances turn into reality. As her confidence in herself as a sexual woman grew it just became easier for her to enjoy the "talents" of many men over the years. Living in an area between 3 larger cities with many nightclubs, bars, backrooms, 5 upper level universities with major sports teams, once we found which were the better more active places she always "discovered" interesting men to spend time with. Can't say that we had a plan for IRL, it was just what we did. GTR
     
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  15. picturerisque

    picturerisque Active Member

    I know it got a bad wrap, but I loved Craigslist. I found more than a few women on that site. A couple married couples as well. IRL is more rewarding yeah, but when you're in town on business... CL was what's up
     
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