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On Craigslist Personals, the Valentine’s Day Hunt Has Begun
And people have some very different ideas of what romance means. By Carol Ross Joynt
Around Valentine’s Day, the Craigslist personals are a treat. Photograph by Carol Ross Joynt.
Comments () | Published February 12, 2013

Oh, my. With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, the quest to not be alone on the day and night that celebrates romance has begun in earnest. However, a casual surf of the Craigslist personals shows some peculiar ideas of what’s romantic. A married man whose wife will be away on business is “just looking for a good time.” A couple wants a threesome. A man offers a “special gift” to one lucky woman—depending on how pretty she is—while another man advertises his huge … heart. And, may we ask, just what do handcuffs have to do with Valentine’s Day? [Ed. note: All ads appear below with original spelling and punctuation.]


Older Gentleman Seeks A Younger Girl To Spoil On Valentine’s Day—m4w—62 (Maryland And Metro Area)

This professional, advanced degree, very physically fit, not married and older gentleman is seeking a younger girl to spoil on Valentine’s Day. I do not seek or expect sex. I do have an interest in a not so everyday lifestyle that I would ask if you might consider (no sex).


Partner in Crime—m4w—61 (Georgetown)

I will be in town Tuesday night February 12th.

Interested in an early Valentine’s Day rendezvous?

Drinks? Dinner? Handcuffs?

I’m up for anything!


Awesome Gal in town for V Day—w4m—25

I’m visiting a friend for a few days. I’ll be in town Thursday evening, would love to have a Valentine’s day date :)

In a nutshell, I’m awesome, and I like a good laugh. All I’m looking for is someone to hang out with for the evening, someone who’s funny, cool, outgoing, spontaneous, and I won’t complain if you happen to be easy on the eyes.

Send me an email, a little summary, and a photo and I’ll do the same.

Thanks and gig ‘em… :P Yes, I’m from Texas.


Sophia TGI Fridays—m4w—33 (Alexandria)

This is not a missed connection of course because you have my number. I just know you are not going to call. I don’t think you will read this, but in case you did I would like to say please call me .. I would like to take you out this Valentine’s day.


Need a Valentine Day date—24 (Woodbridge)

I don’t get out enough I spend most of my day in the house. I donto want to be in the crib on the 14the I want a date. I don’t care what you look like just be able to have a conversation and be honest. Check me out and I hope you like I’m tall dark and handsome can relate with anybody. Email me and pls leave a pic.


I NEED A VALENTINE!!!—t4m—24 (Alexandria)

im hella bored lol.. im just tryna hang out and have fun.. I had actually met someone off here that i eneded up liking but he turned out to be like the rest of the a**holes and jerks and players in this game we call life smh…. now im dateless for valentines day!!!! so lets have some fun. 420+++ ski++++ sexy passable chocolate ts here, 5’7 130 pounds… (; serious inquiries only..


Mystery Valentine’s Date?—21 (Centreville)

I don’t want to be alone on Valentine’s day! I want to go out to dinner and treat a lady out to a terrific evening :) I’m 5’11, caucasian with dark brown hair and green eyes. I’m a college graduate and just began working at a local radio station (but I do have Thursday off!) and haven’t had much of a chance to socialize and get to meet any new people in the area. If you are looking for a date for this Valentine’s, send me a message and let’s see where this goes! I’ll trade pics if you send one and will also answer any questions you might have :P


Wife’s Away on Business—Looking for Vday Date—m4w—26 (Fairfax)

My wife is away on business this week. I will be lonely this valentine’s day without her.

Looking for someone around my age looking for a nice dinner this Thursday and some good conversation.

Just looking for a good time


A man with a huge…heart—m4w—29 (Montgomery Co.)

Well valentines day is coming up and i am seeing who all has any good ideas for plans…I just moved here from Florida and I’m looking to see if any woman or women want a rose and some entertainment for the night…Im open to all suggestions you might have and I can even add a few of my tricks in there along the way. Id love to hear back with your emails…please at least tell me alittle about what your likes and dislikes are towards the valentine’s season:)

on your response, I can provide you with a few photos if you wish to see.

Thanks and hope to talk soon,


Valentine’s Lunch + Gift for a Pretty Lady (Rockville)

I am busy for Valentine’s dinner, but I did not want to make a pretty girl gift-less on Valentine.

Proposal:

You are pretty, White or Asian, 21 to 29 yo.

Lunch near Rockville Town Square at 12:30p.

A special gift for you ;)—the gift depends on how pretty you are, so send me you best pictures.

About me: Generous, decent looking, great sense of humor, average weight/height. In my 30s.


Sexy Couple Looking For Fun;)—mw4w—26 (Nova)

Looking to surprise my guy with a threesome for Valentine’s Day.

I’m 26, white, very good looking. He is 39, black, and handsome. Were both classy and educated.

Sexy fit women pls hit me up. NO guys or couples.


Valentine’s Day Fun!—m4w—34 (Clarendon)

Do you hate Valentines, but want to go out that night and have fun in protest? Let me buy you dinner, drink wine, and curse the god of love! I am 34, single, an attorney, and just started a new job here in D.C.. Let’s have a night where we forget that hearts have ever been broken.


Had it with being sexually ignored?—m4w—44 (Annandale)

Need some sexual TLC on a beautiful Tuesday? Then come to this big strong man this afternoon and let’s warm it up, let me shower you with the sexual attention to your needs and desires that you deserve. Seen enough of other people ignoring you and watching football games to last a lifetime? ... come get your early Valentine treat as there is no reason to be ignored any longer. I’m a tall, handsome and fit white executive willing to show you the attention you crave. I’m sane, polite, friendly, well-educated, a good listener and I’m also ddf. I tried this before and all I got was spam, but I still believe that there is one lonely lady deserving attention out there.

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