Finding a place to live on Craigslist is a little like online dating, but here's a guy who is mixing the two together in a manner that is probably against the Craiglist rulebook. It starts out with the title "$1 Ladyfriend to share old country house/acreage in Mt. Vernon area" and gets even more personal from there. From the ad:
I figure that you would have to be at least a little bit interesting and adventurous to inquire further about this potential accommodation, which would make you just my type. I suppose I could write lots of 'stuff' along the lines of the usual 'dating' sites' format but that would take the pure randomness and curiosity out of learning more about what kind of guy would seek out a new girlfriend by offering an incredible place to stay for a dollar along with lots of mountain biking, skiing, sailing adventures, amazing coffee, great dining, better wine, the best scotch, aged rum and honest, loving, committed companionship, etc., (really!) at no additional charge. Yes, we would like to know, what kind of guy would seek out a new girlfriend by offering an incredible place to stay for a dollar. Fair warning, lady friends, the guy is a little passive aggressive because he ends the post by saying:
"Last thing - this is a real accommodation being offered so if your sense of humor and adventure has disappeared from your life, well, sorry about that, but no need to take it out on the rest of us by flagging this post!" He also doesn't include a picture of himself, but of this charming sailboat. Since he doesn't indicate it belongs to him, it is probably just for show.
· $1 Ladyfriend To Share Old Country House [Craigslist]