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Craigslist's 'Regretful' Move Has It Axing Big Part of Site

Site takes down its personal ads section to avoid liability for prostitution promotions

(Newser) - Everyone who has visited Craigslist over the years to find a mate or gawk at the "Missed Connections," "Casual Encounters," and "Rants and Raves" sections is going to have to find a new gathering ground. CNET reports the online classified-ads site has shuttered its much-frequented... More »

Dad Takes Out Full-Page Ad to Find His Son a Wife

'I can’t even describe to you how embarrassing and ridiculous this is'

(Newser) - A 48-year-old Salt Lake City man was surprised to discover that he had apparently taken out a full-page, $900 ad in an Idaho newspaper in order to find a wife, the Spokesman-Review reports. The ad, titled "Looking for a Wife," ran last Saturday in the Coeur d'Alene ... More »

Craigslist Personals Drive HIV Spike

A decade of research shows a 16% jump in transmissions when Craigslist arrives

(Newser) - Those "personals" ads on Craigslist are bringing more than hot dates to a neighborhood near you. When Craigslist enters a new market, the rate of reported HIV cases in the area jumps 16%, according to new research out of the University of Minnesota and published in the journal MIS ... More »

Chris Lee Was Also Trolling for Transgenders

Two women come forward to say congressman emailed with them

(Newser) - For a guy who only dabbled unsuccessfully in Craigslist dating, Chris Lee resigned post-haste, and Gawker thinks it now knows why: Two more women, both transgender and one a prostitute, have come forward to say that they corresponded with the ex-congressman after seeing an ad in which he sought "... More »

Busted Rep's Wife Stands By Her Man

'Other woman' has unsolicited advice for her: Get tested

(Newser) - In sickness and health, sure, but nobody said anything about when your husband gets caught trying to pick up women on Craigslist with the worst frat-astic cell-phone pic ever. Nevertheless, Michele Lee is "crushed," but standing by former Rep. Chris Lee, who a friend says "was supposed... More »

On Craigslist, Bromance Is King

Men show softer sides in ads seeking best buddies

(Newser) - Men looking to be swept off their feet—in a “strictly platonic” kind of way—know where to go: Craigslist, where ads seeking bromance are pouring in. A few of the best, as reported by the Frisky:
  • “Having just watched the movie I Love You, Man (which was
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EHarmony to Start Gay Dating Site

Settles NJ discrimination lawsuit

(Newser) - Online matchmaker eHarmony has agreed to launch a gay dating service as part of a settlement of a discrimination lawsuit with the state of New Jersey. The service, to be called Compatible Partners, will be launched next spring and will be available through the main eHarmony website, reports the Philadelphia ... More »

Online Hookup Hopefuls Gain Mapping Aid

Website offers curious users directions to getting lucky

(Newser) - In what may be the most opportunistic mashup ever, a web entrepreneur is putting a bold spin on the modern hookup, reports Wired. A new website scans the anything-goes "Casual Encounters" section of Craigslist, then integrates the postings with Google Maps, designating the locations of random horny strangers with... More »

Banker Disses Net Gold-Digger as 'Crappy Deal'

Beauty will fade, but not my money, he tells Craigslist poster

(Newser) - A 25-year-old woman who sought a filthy-rich husband on Craigslist got an economics lesson from an eligible banker, who described her plan as "a plain and simply crappy deal." "Your looks will fade," he told her, "and my money will likely continue into perpetuity."... More »

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