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Craigslist is also a mess to navigate: The site might have a simple interface, but it's cumbersome to search—you can find stuff by keywords, but it gives you no other way to narrow down listings.
You can't sort a section in any way other than chronologically, a handicap that sends every new ad hurtling down the page—and prompts people to post the same ad many, many times.
It's the quickest, easiest way to find a roommate, someone to walk your dog, someone to buy your junk, or someone to do, ahem, other stuff with your junk.
The Web's most popular classified-ad site is fantastically good at putting people together.
My girlfriends were suddenly feeling all the delight and anxiety of attention.
Yet sometimes the responses were just personal enough to let you know that you weren't alone in single-hood.
I learned (among other things) to be more direct about what I want.
I'd heard it said that the older you are, the harder it is to start over, and the fewer the decent, eligible men there are. I was starting to feel like an overripe piece of fruit on a tree, about to rot. Eventually I got sick of throwing myself pity parties; I had to try something. We'd save the world and love each other, maybe even start a family. I invented an email address for myself and posted my ad: LOOKING FOR A HUMANITARIAN. I'm looking for some one who "gets it" — you know, someone who loves to do all he can to make the world a better place, wherever he is. I see myself as empowering and helping such an individual on their path to heal the world with positive energy and possible romance. We can keep each other going — keep each other idealistic and focused on what matters most. In the days that followed, emails began dripping into my inbox.
One day it could be talking with a troubled teenager, the next it could be helping to bring clean water to an impoverished community. I chatted online with a few, but quickly learned to ask for their photo upfront.
Looking for my own personal hero—you know, some one I can respect and love as my counterpart, who'll recharge my batteries and my soul. If so, please put "Superman" in your subject line and tell me about you. It was exhausting, but in that feeling-like-a-hot-rock-star kind of way.