One of the better personal Jewish blogs out there today called ATTENTION FRUMSTER SHOPPERS, which is an incredibly honest blog written by a recently divorced religious guy trying to find Mrs. Right, held a little experiment in March….
HE posted the following on faux ad on craigslist:
Frum girl seeking some fun – w4m – 33
Reply to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: 2007-03-06, 5:34PM EST
I didn't think I'd be doing this, but… what the hell. I'm tired of getting nowhere on dates, tired of Frumster and JDate. I have needs too. I'd rather not have to post on sites like this, but I'm not comfortable in bars or on other seedy sites. So I figured I'd post here. Maybe I'll act on this, maybe not. If you're intriguing enough, it could be fun.
Like I said, I have needs. Yeah, frum girls who went to Yeshiva need sex too! I'm looking for someone frum, because that's the kind of person I think I can relate to best, who I will be comfortable with, and who I'll have the best time with.
I'm 5'4″, light brown hair and eyes, good figure. You should be CLEAN, in reasonable shape (no flabbies please, sorry) and FRUM. If you don't know what “frum” means, move along.
* I'd prefer if you're single, or divorced.
* You must send a pic (face ONLY please, all pics of your bris mila will be trashed).
* When you email, please tell me what this week's parsha is (to prove that you're frum).
* Also, I'm horny and adventurous, sure, but I'm not stupid. We will need to meet first in a public place to see if we click. We can even act like it's a shidduch date! If we click, we can arrange the next step. Discretion is a must.
Looking forward to hearing from some nice bochurim!
Within literally minutes, he received a couple emails and within hours, he had four pages of emails.
While the fake posting is already pretty hysterical, ridiculous and intriguing – and certainly quite on target with some of the actual postings thrown up on craigslist today (try searching FRUM on NY craigslist and you'll see what I mean.) – The responses the ad invoked are even more telling.
Luckily, the author of the Attention Frumster Shoppers blog kindly posted some of the more absurd and sincere responses…
All of which are definitely worth a read …sad, funny, sincere, hysterical. Check it here