Gay Men Like Craigslist Personals
Wow, long time since I had an update on this thing. Mostly I’ve been busy with job searching and creating an actual website/portfolio.
In the meantime though, I’ve also started working away at a small project for a friend of mine who’s interested in writing an article on dating in Vancouver.
My first stop was to grab some info off of craigslist. I know, I know: how much of craigslist is actually about dating and how much is just looking for casual sex? Then again, how many relationships (maybe gay male ones in particular?) themselves begin as casual sex encounters? A hard metric to get accurate data on, I’m guessing. Chances we could get a grant for field testing/surveys?
Well anyways, I had a pretty decent scraping setup already, so I figured, what the hell, why not just see what we can see.
I’m thinking maybe this set up might apply well to the major sites out there. Ones that are more-or-less strictly categorized into casual sex vs. relationship seekers.