This is so fairly mundane and pointless that it belongs in this forum, even if a question is being asked.
Anyway, being a single guy on Long Island (which is NOT why I am home posting this on a Saturday night…although admittedly it doesn’t help), I like to check out what local singles ladies are looking for (yeah, yeah, they’re not looking for me, I know, whatever). Craigslist women seeking men (w4m) listings, while never having all that impressive an amount of entries, at least had a decent number of listings to review and either chuckle or ponder over (and try to figure if it was a scam or not).
Anyway, starting sometime last year (spring, maybe), the number of w4m listing dropped - so much so that by summer 2010 lesbian listings (w4w) started to outnumber the w4m listings :eek: Meanwhile, w4m listing numbers kept dropping so precipitously that over the past few weeks you find only a handful (2-6), and then the dreaded “Few LOCAL results found. Here are some from NEARBY areas…” message, which basically means “Sorry Dude, you’re hosed”. Whoa! w4w is about a page of listings (100 posts per page it says), and m4m is running 9-10 pages (or 900+ - I’m not gonna count them all).
Now, this is probably somehow related to the fact that only the w4m listing pages have the ‘Scam Alert’ message - obviously they really cracked down on Long Island. Still, I wonder if this is related to other things too, things I am unaware of (and maybe don’t want to think about).
Addendum: Holy crud - I just opened the 2 (wow, 2!) current local w4m listings - one seems to be a chain letter and the other was flagged for removal! Poo! Maybe the ladies of Long Island really aren’t looking for me, or any other man for that matter.
OK, I know I should take Craiglist personels as seriously as Astrology or Enzyte, but still, this is all a bit depressing