The internet learned that lesson the hard way in March when Craigslist announced that it would be pulling its personals section in response to Senate bill H. Don't worry, the beloved Missed Connections section is still alive and well, and has a new home in Craigslist's community section. The move shocked users everywhere, primarily because the site and its personals seemed like an untouchable staple of the early internet. As dating sites rose to prominence and hookup apps took over our romantic exploits, Craigslist personals seemed like a nostalgic artifact of our digital past.
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As you've probably heard, Craigslist shut down its 'Adult Services' section this weekend, caving to pressure from Attorneys General and anti-trafficking groups. But Craigslist is far from the only place to score sex on the Internet. Here are six alternatives! Note: This is not meant to encourage prostitution or the patronizing of prostitutes. God knows it's a messy and sometimes-dangerous business! Though, honestly, we're fine with consensual sex-for-pay.
Craigslist Shuts Down Personals Section After Congress Passes Bill On Trafficking
The go-to portal for online classified ads and local discussion boards, Craigslist has been criticized for years for selling ad space to sex-peddlers and prostitution rings. Law enforcement officials and watchdog groups say that the site is frequently used by human sex traffickers and pimps to find clients for women and children who have been coerced into the sex industry. On Sept. But it doesn't look like the sex traffickers had to move far.
Were you surprised to learn that Craigslist Personals had suddenly shut down out of the blue? If you were using Craigslist for dating, we have a new alternative for single men and women to connect and hang out. We will also explain the cause of why Craigslist shut down their dating and personals section, some history behind it, and why you may still have some luck using our site LetsHangOut. Background: Craigslist is one of the earliest websites, launched in , and began largely a general classified advertisements service for everything from jobs, resumes, housing and things for sale in the San Francisco area.