I too wonder about the CraigsList love connections (an "LA friend" and I tried to pitch the Craigslist reality show. They weren't interested, but we did win a stuffed teddy bear for being the one millionth person with that "brilliant" idea).
But what struck me about Larry's experiment was he used a somewhat ideal girl for his post, and was presumably flooded.
I wanted to go the opposite route, someone ostensibly less desirable, and see if you still get a flood of responses.
So I started with my woman being overweight, dead-end job, low self-esteem, and not a good giver of oral pleasure.
Unfortunately, I must admit that once I got into writing the ad I felt a little too much like a misogynist pig to really follow-through and deliver on the most "undesirable" ad. What's a little negro like me have to say about which characteristics are "undesirable", you know?
Nevertheless, with the ghost of journalistic integrity as my only guide, I soldiered forward as best I could. While my eyes streamed tears of feminist pride, I posted the ad and conducted the subsequent field research on the deluge of responses.
Here’s the ad. Response snippets and field research to follow:
Please Bring Your Own Paper Bag (25) Manhattan
Look I’m going to be honest here. I’m not an awesome catch physically. As you will no doubt tell by this post, I do have a head on my shoulders, and some personality. But physically? Well I don’t know. You’ll have to decide for yourself I guess. But here are some of the gory details:
I am overweight. I’m not a shut-in who can’t get out of the bed. But I’ve heard “fatty” whispered under people’s breath around me enough times to know the mirror isn’t lying. However I am comfortable with it. I like to eat. I like to cook. I like ice cream. On the plus side for you I like ice cream all over my body. But if we want good coverage we might need two containers. And you'll need a strong tongue.
I’m in a dead-end job. Of course this is very apropos for an overweight lady looking for love on craigslist. I guess that makes me a bit cliché. Oh well.
All this extra baggage and low self-esteem does makes me very horny for some reason. So I’m always rarin’ to go. And I’m STD free. And I’m told I give a mean blowjob.
Unfortunately it’s not mean as in good, it’s mean as in guy-hating angry teeth-scraping mean. Tee-hee, just kidding … maybe.
I don’t know, I could go on. But I’m not sure how interested people are going to be. So if you want more details, let me know. Overall I’m big, not that attractive, just getting by financially, but I have personality (maybe) and I’m horny (definitely), and just in case I'm picking up two containers of Breyers. I'm sure I'll manage to use it one way or another.
So ball is in your court.
Maybe this is good enough. Maybe it’s not.
you let me know.
To Be Continued...
TAN on CL Followup:
TAN on CL (d'oh!)
TAN on CL (Zulkey)