Craigslist first started as an email list for events in San Francisco in 1995 by Craig Newmark.
In almost 15 years this classifieds website has grown to become the seventh largest English language website.
Most of the people who contacted me about their experiences were male.
Themes of “dating” through Craigslist include don’t make expectations and be careful.
The one big problem with Craigslist is you have to be very careful of scams and fraud.
Since it is a free service, it does tend to attract criminals looking for an easy target.
And the growing number of people in similar situations has created a new industry: Internet dating sites just for people with STDs.