Under lockdown, New York singles want more than sex. Craigslist’s personal ads are suddenly sentimental, panicked, and tender—like a snapshot of the nation’s emotional fragility.
“Older white male here,” the ad on Craigslist begins. “This is getting crazy out there. I’d love to bunker down with a thick, curvy, hippie woman. Someone soft to the touch and pretty.”
“Ain’t no sunshine in quarantine,” reads the title of another ad, posted by a “6’4,” fit, very well educated man” in Queens. “What the hell. It has gotten […]