Craigslist has everything from furniture to apartments to concert tickets up for sale. Since everything else is online nowadays and I was curious as to what dating was like in this forum, I figured there was no reason to not jump right into the online dating pool. Make this experience a group effort. I also enlisted my friend Jon to follow me on my date with Pete.
Expect the unexpected. The people on the Craigslist dating classifieds are there for a reason. Most likely, they are too weird to attract people in face-to-face interaction, so they resort to the Internet. When I met up with Pete on the corner of 83rd and Amsterdam, I was expecting a something hipster in skinny jeans with piercings.
What I got was a something man in a button-down and cargo shorts…with piercings. Also, be prepared for Craigslisters to bring up completely random topics.
Within the first five minutes of meeting me, Pete told me, in detail, about the plans he and his brother have for striking it rich. Apparently, she works in a seedy massage parlor, where a happy ending is one of their usual services.
Pete seemed to think this was a solid business venture. At this point in our date, I realized that Pete was not The One. Always be on your toes.
When Pete questioned my voracious typing, I wound up blurting out the first thing that came to mind. Flustered, I immediately began spouting more lies about my nonexistent cat.
As far as he knows, I have a stray cat named Trixie who was recently diagnosed with diabetes. Dress appropriately.
Ladies, this means flats. Gentlemen, this means sneakers. Basically, you should dress as if you are about to run a 5k because you need to be ready to bolt at any time.
I was thanking my lucky stars I had worn flats when Pete asked me to walk with him to his car Who has a car in Manhattan, anyway? I figured his car was on my way home, so why not just put the cherry on top of the date and see what kind of wheels Pete has?
Had a really great time! Run home and change all of your contact information.
Thanks to Pete, I decided that Craigslist dating is not for me. Cancel reply.
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