The Craigslist Experiment: The NEXT Half Hour

Our GirlIn the first 10 minutes, 8 emails.

In the next half-hour, more came in. I’m actually pretty impressed with the lack of perv-itude present.

I’ve used craigslist personally when I was single and I got a ton of pervvy responses, some too pervvy to mention on this blog.

Surprisingly, our girl is getting some decent responses, but a few questionable ones.

Bachelor #9

This guy wrote with his phone number “looking for a pair of eyes to watch me.” Ew. I’ve concealed his face, but let’s say he’s at least 35, if not older.


Bachelor #10

Cute photo and I don’t mean the dog. What is a good looking girl like you doing on craiglist?

Again, no age, no photo.

Bachelor #11

This one came in by text to email:

Hey a 24 swm geek / dork in S____…SHS was my school..idk what to write! Lol

idk why anyone would write back to you with such a sad email.

Bachelor #12

This one sent me a large photo of a geek girl, scantily clad in a ripped, wet t-shirt and bikini bottom. No text, just a smiley face and a picture.

Bachelor #13

Hey whats up? You’re (ew.) dog is gorgeous and you’re not too bad yourself. ha ha ha. Ok, so I think with that I just proved my dorkiness. Anyway I love Thai Food and know a great Thai restaurant if you’d like to go sometime. I’m not sure if you have an age limit on a guy. I’m 30, but for some reason you strike as being more mature than 18. Anyway if 30 is too old, I understand, but if its not and you’d like to talk more and maybe get dinner one night then write me back. I’m in the _____ area.

A 12 year difference when you’re 50 and she’s 38, no biggie. A 12 year difference when she’s not graduated from high school yet and you’re 30? Creepy.

Bachelor #14

Before we begin talking, I would like to make sure that your ad is an real personal ad. Unfortunetely, us guy’s have to sift thru many fake personal ads on C/L that are actually just spam that will e-mail us an auto responce with a link to another “pay” dating website requiring us to register and give up personal info & credit card #. Even worst, sometime they link to either a sex website or an escort service. Would you be so kind as to reply back with a picture so I can be sure that your’s is a real personal ad?

This guy hits on a valid point. Many of the girl ads on craigslist are simply phishing for email addresses. Me, I’m phishing for educational opportunities for my geeky readers. There should be a license for Craigslist Research.

Bachelor #15

Luved ur listing and pics on craigslist. Great doggy, mine is Trixy. anyways, would love 2 know more, I am an IT guy and just wanted to say hey. whats ur other email so I can send ya sum pics

Sorry, but most geek girls are not going to go for a guy who can’t spell words like “loved”, “your”, “you”, and “some.” Also, if you can’t type t-o for “to”, can a girl expect you to be less lazy in a relationship?

…oh, there’s more. Stay tuned, geek friends!

About e

Since 2008, E. Foley of Geek’s Dream Girl has been helping geeks from around the world find love. She writes amazing online dating profiles for her fellow geeks and guides them through the perilous waters of the dating scene and out the other side. She's totally proud to report that she's even caused a couple geek weddings! She lives in Maryland with DaveTheGame, her adorable cats, Mr. Peanut & Don Juan, and Titania, Queen of the Cocker Spaniels. (Email e, or follow @geeksdreamgirl on Twitter.)

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