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Natalie H
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Hey, I wanna direct this to everyone on Scarleteen, especially Heather. What's your opinion of meeting people on CraigsList? For casual encounters or for serious relationships, whatever. Everything. If you're careful do you think it can be a successful affair?

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Heather
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Not sure why you're asking me personally?

I can talk about online personals in general, but I'm afraid I don't have anything specific to say about Craigslist, nor so I have personal experience using Craigslist for meeting people, save to meet the person who's selling an armchair or a bike.

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Natalie H
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Well I dunno, you seem to have a lot on insight.

Yeah, what's your opinion on online dating? I said Craigslist because most people on there are looking to hook up, not usually relationships.

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Heather
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Well, I think with any kind of online personals, or ways people meet each other online, one has to figure that motivations will vary. In other words, some people will use Craigslist wanting more than hooking up, and some people will use online personals that state they are about seeking out romantic relationships for hooking up, too. What someone wants from any of those services is going to vary.

Some people are honest about their motives: others aren't.

When people employ basic safety measures -- we can talk about those if you like -- I don't see any reason to figure online dating/hooking up is any more or less okay than any other way of dating. So, if you're asking my opinion, I really don't have one. People can connect lots of different ways, seek out connections lots of different ways, and I don't see using the 'net to do so as any more or less valid than any other way to do that.

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