Posts Tagged ‘craigslist’

May 9, 2014

How To Screen Craigslist and Backpage Ads For Real People To Meet

By Chongchen Saelee

In this follow-up article to my previous one, I want to continue into the specific details and techniques I use to screen out fakes, time-wasters, cops, catfish, etc., when I’m trolling Craigslist and Backpage for dates. (more…)

Apr 27, 2014

Challenge: Document From Pitch To Home Run Via Craigslist/Backpage

By Chongchen Saelee

Now, I don’t know if there is a precedent, but my journalistic tendency is beckoning me to find some goober who would be ballsy enough to let me document their attempts at getting laid via Craigslist or Backpage. I bring my camera and film the entire process: hours emailing/texting, line-by-line play, getting groomed, meeting up, doing the deed as proof of concept, and then the aftermath. Confidentiality will be guaranteed. The only catch is that I get to reap the benefits from the documentation. Your identities will be concealed of course. This is probably the only time you’ll get this kind of protection by law, where journalists don’t have to give up their informants, which is what you’d be considered.

And who knows, maybe I can submit the story to Vice or something.

Feb 22, 2014

The Cutest Puppies on Craigslist!!!

Oct 7, 2013

How to Detect Fake Post or Ad on Craigslist or Backpage

By Chongchen Saelee

Oh, tonight was a frustrating waste of time. I chatted for nearly 2 hours with “someone”. It was supposedly a real local woman looking for a casual encounter on Craigslist. Usually, I can detect these easily because there are tell-tale signs, but I was inclined to believe this person was a local because she looked local in her pics. Anyway, it didn’t get anywhere. So let me share with you poor saps how to spot a fake post on Craigslist or Backpage anyway. It’s the least I can do. (more…)