Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Looking for Love? Or Money?

I was talking to a friend recently about the crazy things people write in personal ads, and I thought to myself, "How many of these crazy things might have to do with money?" So here's what I found while looking at Craigslist yesterday. I think all these ads pretty much speak for themselves!

From M4W:


Reply to:
Date: 2007-09-04, 11:07AM EDT

Let me start by saying that this is NOT an ad looking to solicit someone for a Sugar Daddy or sex-for-money situation, and I apologize in advance if I offended anyone reading this...I am a very successful businessman, who is the President of a reputable and fairly known Wall St company (hence, the bull photo - lol) ..So, "why does he need to post an ad and talk about his money" you say - Well, with a work schedule of about 70-80 hours a week, I would like to spend my free time with a quality woman who can enjoy the "benefits" of my success. Also, the women I attract are usually attracted to motivated, goal-oriented men who are happy with what they have and confident in their abilities.

I can assure you that you will be quite pleased with the whole package, tall, fit, athletic and handsome with All-American look of light brown hair/blue eyes..More importantly, I am sincere, generous and intelligent, wrapped into a sarcastic wit (that might not always translate well over IM or email, so we will need to meet in person for me to officially piss you off - lol) and a passive Type A personality.

I am looking for a woman who can stimulate me both mentally and physically. To the latter, she should be over 5'4 (since I am 6'2) and very fit with curves in the right places. Inside, I am looking for someone who is confident without being arrogant or jaded, has an equal sense of wit, and is down to earth and knows what she wants and how to get it. My age is 37, but I am willing to meet someone from 20-35, as long as there is a mental connection. Finally, please be willing to EXCHANGE photos (you will get my IMMEDIATE attention if you reply back with one or two), since we respect each others time, and both know that there needs to be an initial amount of physical attraction to make it worthwhile to meet. If you think you might be what I am looking for, I look forward to the opportunity to treat you like a Princess, and make each day we're together like a holiday


Reply to:
Date: 2007-09-04, 11:18AM EDT

I am a Venture-Capitalist-exmusician with advanced degrees, 6’4”, 195 lbs., very dark brown hair, very dark brown eyes, ruggedly handsome. More about me: I climb, A guy who travels a lot - but not only to resorts and magic kingdoms!!! A man who, at a moments notice, will wisk you off to a tropical paradise where we would frolick in grass huts and the clearest blue seas, but then will get you back in time for the opening of the ballet season.
A man who actually hikes, bikes, swims, dives, surfs, sails, can set a tent and knows which direction kayak goes. And is efficient, competent, confident, smart. A man who looks good in a boardroom or restaurant wearing a suit, but even better camping in the wilderness. Assertive buy NOT a macho guy, not the pushy style. A guy who is intelligent, educated, wise enough. Adventurous but not a beach bum. Absolutely NOT the -sit in front of TV and drink beer kind of guy. Fit and athletic not by just watching sports, have been in the martial arts for many years.. Financially stable (I am intelligent so of course) but not snobbish.
I have passions, vision . As I like to think I am a truly well rounded man, I want a woman that has varied interests and experience as well the same passion for life that I have.

P.S. Please send that photo and something about you and I will reciprocate

  • Location: NYC

From W4W:

$$$$SUGAR MAMA WANTED$$$$$$$$$

Reply to:
Date: 2007-09-04, 8:57AM EDT

Hello Ladies,

l seeking an gainfuly employment woman, or financial secure one to help me financially.Your age and nationality is irrelavant to me.
You must be, outgoing, enjoys, bars, club, like to playing bowling
enjoys museum, arts, film, dinner.
About me: l am presentable, college educated, smart, can hold a conversation.
drama free.
Please ladies l'm not interesting to hear about your exlover, you must be single and unattached.
Please reply with your pix, and you get mine.

Good Luck!!!!!!
  • Location: MOON.

From W4M:

Looking for Benefactor - 24

Date: 2007-09-04, 10:43AM EDT

Young, petite. cute looking and nice foreigner but totally broked is looking for "only"
financial aid due my bills, rent..What I am seeking is drama free, hopefully out going relation with a man who is relatively good looking (no more than 40 yrs old), intelligent, sane upon each others attraction.
I'll respond only serious "offers".

  • Location: Manhattan, Queens

mixed tomboy seeks investment banker... - 24 (Downtown)

Reply to:
Date: 2007-09-04, 3:06AM EDT

i totally dig all the numbers you work with. i dated an investment banker before, and he was so intriguing. not only that, he spoiled me to pieces.

im almost done with school myself and was looking around. dating a man with any other profession just seems like a waste of time. im way smarter than the average girl my age...

i dont want a relationship. dont have the time or energy.

let me know what you think...

From M4M:

looking for generous this morning - 29 (Harlem / Morningside)

Reply to:
Date: 2007-09-04, 7:35AM EDT

I'm looking for a generous guy to help me this will be worth your while..Even if you typically don't have to pay, it would be much appreciated and very hot. I need to make $300 for rent....
I'm 29, white, 6', 170, ....,bi, moderately hairy.
I have limited experience with guys....
I'm near Columbia. Can host or travel to you in Manhattan
I have pics.

From Misc Romance:

Can you help this girl in need???? (Upper West Side)

Reply to:
Date: 2007-09-03, 11:41PM EDT

Hi there,

I am looking for someone to help me with a loan by tomorrow (Tuesday). I will pay high interest if you can help me out. Please email me back asap with your terms.


Looking for sexy chick for $hopping - m4w - 35

Reply to:
Date: 2007-09-02, 11:31PM EDT

I am a cute guy who loves buying things for girls.I'm looking for a sexy girl whom I can take shopping on the weekends.This could lead to an ongoing thing.If your interested let me know and give me some idea of what you like.

And strangely enough, there was a story on the front page of today's New York Times about Craigslist being used more and more to promote the services of prostitutes!


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Ms. M&P said...

My favorite line: "I'm way smarter than the average girl my age." LOL! clearly.
These are great. My friends and I used to joke about posting an ad for a benefactor. We never did it, but I'm glad to see that someone did.

SavingDiva said...


mOOm said...

My brother pointed this site out to me:

From a quick Google search it does seem to be a spoof. View the source code and look for "suspicious" keywords.

Anonymous said...

I liked the first two guys. Too bad I'm not in NYC. I'd check 'em out just to say if they were for real.
The people needing loans need to get a life, though. The guy who wants to shop for someone is looking to get laid.

Anonymous said...

My feeling is that if you were really the President of a "reputable and fairly well known Wall Street company," you would be using a discreet dating service rather than advertising it on Craigslist.

Of course, I would also imagine that, if you were a US Senator, you would find a way to meet men apart from a bathroom - so what do I know...

PiggyBankBlues said...

craigslist is about as discreet as a street corner in the meat packing district twenty years ago.

the person looking for a loan was in misc. romance?! i mean, they're willing to romance for money and then pay it back?? i find that more heartbreaking than a prostitute.

Adrienne said...

Anyone who uses "lol" that much could NOT be that professional.

Tired of being broke said...

I absolutely find the ads on CL to be hilarious. I just seat and read them for entertainment.

Tiredbuthappy said...

A couple years ago a friend actually confessed to me that she occasionally has sex for money.

How does she pick people up?

Yep. Craig's List.

The adds are funny, but it also makes me a little sad.

"It's all I have to sell," said my friend.

Anonymous said...

Beach bums need love too, and some of them are quite wealthy.

My high school girlfriend's father was a computer engineer back when they were a rare breed. He was paid a zillion dollars and was insured for a zillion dollars. He died a year before I met her. When she turned 18, she came into $1 million and the first thing she did was buy a house on the Jersey Shore.

Not only is she a beach bum today, her house is now worth $1.5 million. (Curse you, Zillow!)