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Exclamation Over my head... - June 6th 2009, 09:33 PM

So, my favorite musical ever is playing in my town, and Topol (from the motion picture) is playing Tevye. Topol is legendary, this is his farewell performance and I really really really want to go, but the tickets are like $75...
So, I posted in the strictly platonic section of craigslist, to see, if some one would take me... Its been an hour, and I've gotten two replies, one of them seems pretty serious, and is asking for pictures. I feel like i'm getting in over my head a bit >_< Should I send the pictures and go through with it, or chicken out?
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Re: Over my head... - June 6th 2009, 09:37 PM

Erm, I don't know. I've had a horrible experience with people online and I've had the "don't meet anyone you meet online" bit drilled into my head since I started using the internet. Is there any way that you could get a friend to go with you? I don't know if I'd send this person pictures just yet, nor would I recommend you going alone.


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Re: Over my head... - June 6th 2009, 10:45 PM

I've met people online from Craiglist before - you do have to be careful. If you meet them, make sure it's a very public place, and perhaps arrange with a friend to call afterwards and make sure everything's alright. Sending pictures, I'm not so sure. I know there are some weirdos who hang out in the non-platonic hookup sections and just collect pics, so I'm usually pretty hesitant to send out a pic until at the very least they've sent me a few.


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Re: Over my head... - June 6th 2009, 11:48 PM

I posted in the Strictly Platonic section, as I really would prefer not to do sexual stuff. But a lot of these guys are asking for pictures... do you think this means they are expecting more than I'm willing to give? I guess I should just delete the post and forget about it...



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Re: Over my head... - June 7th 2009, 01:39 AM

Oh I don't mean there aren't normal people on Craigslist, just that you do have to be careful. Usually when guys ask me for pics, I just say that I'm not comfortable giving them out over the net - if they're alright with that, great, and if they push, well, that tells you something, right?


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Re: Over my head... - June 7th 2009, 02:22 AM

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Oh I don't mean there aren't normal people on Craigslist, just that you do have to be careful. Usually when guys ask me for pics, I just say that I'm not comfortable giving them out over the net - if they're alright with that, great, and if they push, well, that tells you something, right?
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Re: Over my head... - June 7th 2009, 06:23 AM

I would think that most people just ask for pictures to make sure that they would be safe themselves. I would decline at first, talk to them for a bit, then if you think they're an alright person then go ahead and show them a picture.

Meeting up with the person before the actual event would also be a good idea. Maybe just go for coffee to meet them in person before going to a big event. Get to know them at a place where you could easily get out of without damage, you know? Calling a friend after/getting them to call you after is also a good idea, just to make sure you're safe.


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