Because inquiring minds may one day want to know:
Craigslist ad was posted for 7 days
In that week I got 5 replies
I exchanged a total of 57 e-mails
I met 1 person
Those aren’t great numbers, huh?
Now what about the four people I didn’t meet?
- The copy and pasted reply. One person sent me a reply that was obviously generic as it responded to nothing in my post and was pretty general. I think she axed me off her friend this when I refused to share a picture. Call me a weirdo, but something about it made me uncomfortable. I also don’t have Facebook so I think she thought I was a creeper and blew me off.
- Too slow on the draw. One girl seemed cool, but after it took me 2 days to reply to her e-mail was just over it.
- My bad. I just discovered my reply was a draft and not sent.
- Too boring. After re-reading our e-mail thread I see I was just being too plain. How is school? What are you studying? Oh that is so exciting! Type of stuff. No wonder that kind of trailed off.
If you want to make friends on Craigslist.
Reply quickly, actually reply, be genuine and be willing to let some of it go.
I plan to repost the ad on Craigslist and see if I can meet another person face-to-face. I will also write a separate post about the one person I manged to meet, so stay tuned.