The rather judgmental Times piece concentrates on all the lonely, over-sexed and kinky heteros who troll Casual Encounters for quickies or fetish play, and they discover (gasp!) that not everyone on the Internet is who they say they are!
Within Casual Encounters, the most traditional of the categories — men seeking women — seems to raise the most tantalizing questions, given the reasonable assumption that most women (and even a few men) would prefer earnest courtship to a quickie with a stranger, no strings attached. For instance, does it really work?
The short answer is “yes.” But as with so many things on Craigslist, the truth is a little dingier than what was promised. Among the stories told by users of Casual Encounters are those about the eager 22-year-old who turns out to be too shy to go through with it (and she’s really 30); the woman who seems docile by e-mail but who turns violent after smoking a joint; and the single mother who lies about dropping the children off at their grandmother’s house for the night.
WTF, NYT!? Welcome to 1997! How many other snoozeflashes can you come up with for your oldest demographic to be intrigued by? Print is dead, friends. Print is dead.
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