Last Tuesday Craigslist removed their personals section to cooperate with a new law. Much of the online community, including me, has been left wondering what to do.
But this isn't the end of the world. We will adapt. There are still some sites that make great craigslist casual encounter alternatives, and won't be affected by the new law.
So far, here are the best replacements i've found:
And the best free alternatives:
When I first discovered personals in 2004 I quickly realized I could summon sex on command. Checking my inbox was an addiction that consumed entire days, I even had to resort to turning on password filters so I could get a break. I toned it down a bit during recent years but I know how big a void this will leave in the online community.
At least a few of my other favorite go to sites are still available, like AFF.
Adult FriendFinder aka AFF, which has the same kind of feel that craigslist casual encounters had. You can meet all kinds of horny people ready to meet up quickly at 1 am.
Another good thing about it is it has a rating system. People leave comments on each others profiles so you can get an idea of what someone is like before you meet them. You can see all kinds of details about them as well as their profile pictures.
Then when you do want to chat you can use the in site messaging services to ramp up the communication. I usually start with messages, then move to texting, then calling through the app. This makes it easier to end communication with someone if it isn't going like how you thought. It's the best casual encounters replacement for craigslist in my opinion.
There are other free classified sites similar to Craigslist that haven't yet pulled the plug on their personals sections. While the future for these sites they sure are getting a lot busier ever since Craigslist closed down its services.
These include sites like 1- FreeAdsTime
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