On line dating personals ads
Craigslist didn't want to jeopardize the rest of their classified ad business due to their personals section.
However, they hold open the possibility that their popular personals boards will re-opened in the near future.
No prostitution or sex trafficking is allowed, and all members must be 18 years old or older.
Our site is just for those interested in legal dating and hanging out (the 99% of those who were using Craigslist Personals).
Eventually the 18 years disclaimer was added to all personals categories.
In 2009, one of the biggest controversies involved the "erotic services" category.
Luckily, most Craigslist members can sign up with Lets Hang - a 100% free online dating and personals service.
We are also developing live chat rooms, live private messaging and video chat capabilities for our members, which will be rolled out within weeks.
One of the first controversies began in 2002 when they added an disclaimer to ensure that anyone viewing these pages were over the age of 18.
They added it to "men seeking men", "erotic services", "casual encounters" and "rants and raves" sections, but not for other dating categories such as "women seeking women", "men seeking women" and "women seeking men", which is where the problem came in.
For those who are already familiar with Craigslist, members on Let's Hang Out can include search markers such as "m4w" (men seeking women) or "w4m" (women seeking men) into their profile descriptions.
When a user performs a dating keyword search, these markers (or any other keyword) will be found and the profiles will be displayed.
Were you surprised to learn that Craigslist Personals had suddenly shut down out of the blue?