Farewell Craigslist dating
Me being single (first time in a long time) and it being summer, there's one thing on my mind. Lust. And if not that, dating. This one is about the latter.
And I'm trying my first steem #freewrite simultaneously. Today's prompt word is "epilogue".
Some non-relationships deserve an epilogue. I met a guy through Craigslist in the M4W section before Craigslist took that entire section down immediately after some law about sex trafficking went into effect.
I was sad to see Craigslist (choose to) close down their personals section because you could have written the story of my first decades of adulthood as a series of Craigslist chapters... from apartments all over the US to jobs to furniture to roommates to help installing shelves and sometimes but rarely, guys. BTW there was no sex trafficking in my usage of Craigslist or in my life at all.
Anyway I had responded to this nicely-written charming ad by a guy, no pics - - there were no pics at the time unless you knew HTML - - and in my opinion it's better without pics because then you get to know the person for who bro is, not what bro looks like. Ad was somewhat self-deprecating and he seemed so honest and down to earth. 100 in my book. Confident but not cocky. Another 100 in my book! Smart but not a boring, arrogant, pretentious cerebral stooge (like this so-called "genius" I went out with, once). Level 300! Ad title said something about "dividends" but not sugar daddy nor sugar baby. (We were the same-ish age.) If I Iike a guy's writing style, I'm hooked. No flowery language and cliches, or die.
Oh shit, one minute left in this #freewrite. Time to hurry up and wrap up. Key points: so I decided to meet up with him at a restaurant. He was blonde blue and tall. Taken aback by how attractive he was. Charming without the try. Polite too. Solid analyst job. I was like Huh? Why is someone like you on Craigslist?
Epilogue: Hey I know it's been like 10+ years... I looked you up on the internet, briefly. Stopped short of paying for a background check though. What are you up to? I assume you're married these days?
This is for today's #freewrite for "epilogue" from https://busy.org/@mariannewest/day-258-5-minute-freewrite-wednesday-prompt-epilogue
📸 Pic of my thighs taken at a pool deserted due to drizzle.