What extreme would you go to to find a date for your cousin's wedding? Well, two brothers have taken things to a whole other level and posted an ad on Craigslist. Check out the hilarious story.
Two New York bros (literally and figuratively), Dave and Mike, have posted a Craigslist ad soliciting dates for a cousin's impending wedding. Besides including very bro-tastic photos of themselves, the ad promises "adventure, mystery, suspense, and true love" for the lucky ladies. These brothers prove that a sense of humor can go a long way with women — so far they've had more than 500 women respond to the ad! If you're interested, you (and a friend or sister) better get in line. Read the ad below and weigh in: would you go to a wedding with a complete stranger?
My brother and I are looking for wedding dates for our cousin's wedding in majestic Saratoga, New York on March 23rd, 2013.
We've been told by the bride that bringing dates is "mandatory" so we "won't harass all of my friends all night" and "stay under control". Rather than ask some fringe women in our lives to go and face the inevitable 'does this mean he wants to take it to the next level!?' questions, we'd rather bring complete strangers and just figure it out. Still reading? In anticipation of your questions we've developed an FAQ section below.
Dave, Mike... What's in it for me?
• An excuse to get dressed up
• Open bar & food all night
• Eccentric/downright dangerous bro-2-bro dance moves (may need to sign a waiver)
• True Love
• Royalties once our night's story is developed into a romantic comedy*
*if this happens (we estimate the chances at 85%) we refuse the right to let Ashton Kutcher play either of our characters, however, we will consider him for a supporting role.
SO - What are you fellas like, anyway?
Oh us? We're both in our 20s, single, dashingly tall, Anglo-Saxon, respectfully athletic, love to party, completely house trained, relaxed, passionate, smell great, have cool hair, clean up nice, boast great tie collections, will promise to shave, love our mother, have seen Love Actually several times, controversial, provocative, short-sighted (with a big picture mentality), raw, emotional, sensitive but still bad boys.
What should us ladies be like?
You should respond in pairs as you'll want to know at least 1 person at this wedding. Sisters (twins?!) are preferable, but we'll take friends, or even enemies. You should be attractive or our aunts will judge you, but not TOO attractive or one of our uncles might grope you. You should be relaxed and easy going as we'll probably make up flattering lies about you on the spot. You should own a dress, or be able to acquire one because we don't have any. If (when) you respond you should send some pictures of yourself so we know you've met the above requirements. Feel free to include a resume; this is a classy wedding and we're looking for well-rounded women. Interesting/unique pairings are encouraged; don't be afraid to make yourself stand out!
This feels kinda creepy, are you guys Craigslist killers?
No. Well, if you want to be techni.. nevermind. No, we aren't. We just genuinely want to do something different and we don't see any other way to approach it. What would verify our normalness? Facebook? Instagram? We can have a pre-date screening (interview) prior to the wedding and play 20 questions over a coupla cocktails if you'd like?
We're IN! What now?
First off -- smart thinking. Email us, send along some pictures, information, high school athletic stats, questions, etc. We'll take it from there.
An apartment hunter's heroic quest typically begins with Craigslist, where dreams of the perfect pad in the perfect location with the perfect roommate are quickly put to rest after days of endless search. It's a long and winding road to finding the right place, but Craigslist is trying to make that search a little easier with its new map view, a feature that lets room seekers skip having to sift through vague listing titles altogether by presenting vacancies on an interactive map (which, we'd like to note, uses data from the same company as the iOS 6 Maps app).
Craigslist's new built-in map sure is pretty to look at, but if you're still not finding a dream home, try one of these six alternatives. We break down the pros and cons so you can start your search with little delay.
If you spent Valentine's Day on your own or out with girlfriends, you may be scouring your local Craigslist Missed Connections today for a fellow single guy who caught your eye on the romantic holiday. These online personals range from funny to creepy to sweet, but who can resist the thought of finding love in such an unlikely way? Sure, cheesy or awkward Missed Connections can be fun to laugh at, but they can also be a fascinating way to look at modern dating habits. Brooklyn artist Sophie Blackall has even turned Missed Connections into art, becoming an expert on the ads along the way. And numerous studies across the US have been done on these Craigslist ads, deciphering where, how, and why they happen. So if you're hoping to see a Missed Connections with your name on it, check out these tips we've gleaned from the experts on how to make it happen!
I spend a lot of time on Craigslist — looking for tech goodies, apartments, garage sales, whatever — and you can get lost in its many offerings, and find yourself off track from your initial surfing goals. Sometimes, it's better to use a third-party app or tool to find what you want without ever visiting the site. This sure cuts down on spam and time, so check out a few ways you can find what you're looking for without ever pointing your browser to Craigslist.com.
- Craigslist iPhone App (Free) — This iPhone app has been tried and tested by one of our TrésSugar editors during a recent apartment hunt, and she says this is the best one she's tried. Coming with the ability to filter and nail down goods, digs, and other free goodies on the go, this app doesn't crash like some of the other lesser-reviewed apps. Plus, it's free!
- Housing Maps — Speaking of apartment hunting, Housing Maps allows you to see available rentals on a map instead of clicking through each listing, then opening new windows for a Google Maps locator. Filters include pets, price, keywords, bedrooms, and pictures, but the good news is, if the listing has photos, you'll see it pop up on the map without clicking through to the ad.
See the rest of the list after the jump.
If you're pulling your hair out about how hopeless the sale of your house is going, maybe you should hop onto the Craigslist bandwagon. Scott Miller, a resident of Dallas, TX, decided to place an advertisement in the online classifieds network for his five-bedroom house, according to the Daily Mail. He's asking for $349,500, and has already received a bid that matches the amount. Miller says, "I think it could change the way people sell their houses in America because it puts the sales process in the hands of the owner."
Miller's going the nontraditional route of taking things into his own hands and not relying on a realtor. It seems to have worked — within two days of putting up the ad, Miller had received several bids. Would you consider selling your home on Craigslist?
If you're looking for something — anything — near you, Craigslist is probably one of your first online stops. The site has essentially re-created newspaper classifieds for the Internet. Now, there's an iPad app that re-creates Craigslist for the iPad, using a classic newspaper design. Lifelike Craig is a new (old?) way to view and post to Craigslist with the look and feel of a newspaper's classified ads.
The app allows you to do everything you do on Craigslist — post and edit ads from multiple accounts or browse ads in landscape or portrait design. The app makes ads much easier (and prettier!) to read. It also targets your location, automatically displaying all available categories. You can view the location of any posted item on a map, forward ads to friends, and reply to ads without leaving the app.
Lifelike Craig is available for $2 in the App Store.
My friend is in the market for a new laptop — well, sort of. She's been scouring Craigslist and eBay with hopes that a relatively new, but used, model turns up. This is against the better advice of almost everyone in her life, by the way. Her friends and family worry that she'll end up with a total lemon and not see the problems before it's too late. And because it's "for sale by owner," she'll lose the opportunity for a refund or warranty.
Her argument is pretty simple: buying a used computer can save her close to $500, and she'll take the necessary steps to ensure that she makes a good purchase. Do you think she's making a smart move, or is she looking for trouble?
I've been known to peruse my local Craigslist Missed Connections
daily on occasion, mainly for its entertainment value ("Your friend offered me some cotton candy . . . I want to taste your 'other' cotton candy . . . " really?!), but I never thought that people seriously connected through them. But then one of my friends shared that several of her gal pals have found MCs about them.
Here's her true story about "Me: Guy at the end of the bar in the Giants hat that couldn't stop looking at you. You: Ravishing beauty with dark blond hair."
My roommate never went out — grad student, new to the city, not a lot of friends yet — and the one time she does, she gets an MC! I tried dragging her out for a drink for the 20th time, and she finally came. Another friend of mine who trolls MC saw the ad and remembered what she was wearing. It was definitely her in the ad. He described what she was wearing, said they kept making eye contact, and said, "It looked like you were dealing with your drunk, tattooed friend who was very loud." She remembered the guy as being cute but didn't write him back; she was too afraid. But one of the girls she was with did. And he didn't respond! I think he thought the email was fake, or he had regrets (he posted his MC at 3:30 a.m.).
Whether it was while riding on public transportation, at a sporting event, at the gym, or at another local singles hot spot (for us it's Safeway), do you have some juicy Missed Connections stories? Spill the deets!
Source: Flickr User Andy Mangold