It’s perhaps a tad cliche to warn people about the dangers of using Craiglist as a dating site, but I did it and I survived. Barely! I know there are tons of dating sites and even Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat and Facebook have become much safer platforms to meet people online, but I fell for an add that ended up in the strangest dating story that makes me the life of the party every time my friends ask about that time I ended up dating a total creep.
I was scrolling a bunch of ads that featured heartless women and men seeking for romance online on Craigslist and laughing at their misery, which is why I think karma had its way with me. I was 22 at the time but I was a lot more naïve than more 20 something chicas nowadays, who have installed rape apps on their phones. I was a “spur of the moment” type of gal. I spotted an ad that featured a picture that was evidently fake but I wanted to believe it was real. After all, extremely attractive male models with a sensitive heart and ravishing good looks also needed to find love, right? I add him on Facebook and stalk his profile for a while until 3 days later, he responds with a semi-creepy message, which at the time, I found endearing because again, he was hot and I was stupid.