The most popular categories for their personals were "strictly platonic", "men seeking women" and "women seeking men" for online dating.
However, the trouble began with "casual encounters" and more specifically the "erotic services" category, which were equally popular.
Our personals are like Craigslist and similar, although members are setting up just one profile and getting involved in the dating community, rather than multiple, periodic ads.
However, Let's Hang Out has a zero-tolerance policy for adult or erotic services, so here!
Unfortunately, they are now suddenly left out cold in the rain and must now find an alternative.
We will also explain the cause of why Craigslist shut down their dating and personals section, some history behind it, and why you may still have some luck using our site (Lets Hang Out.com) instead.
Background: Craigslist is one of the earliest websites, launched in 1996, and began largely a general classified advertisements service for everything from jobs, resumes, housing and things for sale in the San Francisco area. In 2000, Jim Buckmaster (current CEO) joined the company and expanded Craigslist across multiple cities, produced many new site features and of course the new Personals section added for the first time.
One of the first controversies began in 2002 when they added an disclaimer to ensure that anyone viewing these pages were over the age of 18.
They added it to "men seeking men", "erotic services", "casual encounters" and "rants and raves" sections, but not for other dating categories such as "women seeking women", "men seeking women" and "women seeking men", which is where the problem came in.