I will admit that i cant get around what turns me on, so no matter how much it scares me i still post ads and browse the ads looking for Mr.
right, the one thing i can admit is that when i look at the pics that are posted of these guys and what i am assuming is their REAL packages as well as their REAL faces i have found many who if they posted their faces and bodies as well, i most likely would have met with someone to discuss this main problem is that most of these guys as well as the females only post pics of the genitals, or only of their face, so that creates a problem, if someone only posts their face , assuming that they are REAL and it is REALLY them in the pics if they only post the face then how can you be sure that he has a big enough package to satisfy your needs, and on the other hand if he posts only a pic of his junk and it appears to be the right size, then how do you know that his face and body is equally attractive, at least up to your standards, and the same goes for the females.
At the end of the day this site is worthless, with the exception of selling something like a car or a t.v., other than that the personals are a joke and the staff or whoever runs the site are basically getting paid to sit on their butts, in my opinion the way to a successful business is consumer interaction, and even if like in this case this site being almost free in many ways with the exception of adult services and paid ads, there still has to be some sort of link put into place for all users to contact customer service and someone to work dealing with customer complaints, and getting rid of the computer section that is flagging people for no reason, or at least making it harder for just anyone to flag you and having their friends flag you just because they couldnt get laid in a morgue.
As a guy who has had some success on CL, let me offer my thoughts.
First off I've NEVER had success answering existing ads from women. Occasionally there is a real ad, but unless they have a butt ugly pic up, or something really bizarre, they get inundated with messages from dudes.
Even girls that have no pic up (most real ones don't, hell most fakes don't either), and a couple sentences probably get 40 messages in the first hour. Moving on, posting on CL - mostly for sex, has netted me some really attractive one night stands.