Some lonely fellow answered 100 Craiglist Casual Encounters ads, presumably posted by women. Of the 81 responses he got:
- 4 seems to be legitimate (or person at least): 1 successful online conversation / 3 email conversation (2 dudes)
- 58 immediate (with in 2 hours) automatic fake responses (porn sites)
- 19 delayed responses: the fake sites are getting smarter, they are sending out reply after a day
- 19 non-reply (i even got rejected from porn sites!!)
So yeah: Of the 4% of straight ads sampled that turned out to be real people, half of them are guys pretending to be women. Have fun out there!
The 100 post reply test - w4m - 99 [Craigslist]