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CGally is getting desperate

April 17, 2009

It looks like CGally may be featured on Deadspin more than once.

According to this suspicious Craigslist post shown on Deadspin, the “unnamed Penguins fan” is offering a ticket with him to the next playoff game against the Flyers.

The qualifications for the second half of this dream date are as follows:

Age: Between 25 and 45
Race: Not a factor
Education: Some higher education or specialized training. We do have to be able to carry on a somewhat intellingent (sic) conversation, after all.
Marital Stats: Single or Divorced. I am not interested in someone who is separtated from her husband or worse yet, married and sneaking around behind his back!
Favorite Hockey Team: PITTSBURGH PENGUINS!! Please tell me how long you have been a Pens fan and how loyal of a fan you are. Examples would be appreciated!

Please include a few (not from the same set) RECENT photographs of you in your reply so I can verify that you are real and determine if there is a physical attraction on my end. You will receive photographs from me, ONLY if you are selected, so that you can verify that I am real and also determine if there is a physical attraction towards me from your perspective. Fair is fair. I don’t want this to feel like a total blind date for either of us.

PLEASE MEN — NO FAKE OR EVEN REAL REPLYS! THE GAME IS TOMORROW NIGHT AND I DON’T HAVE TIME TO BE SLOWED DOWN BY YOUR FOOLISHNESS. I AM 100% HETEROSEXUAL

Let’s be honest here. This guy is dreaming if he thinks this is going to work. There are several reasons for this:

1. He only did this a short time before the game resulting in a limited amount of time for responses,
2. The fact that he mentioned that he doesn’t want any guys to respond either fake-ly or for real means that all he is going to get is fake responses from guys posing as girls. That was just a rookie move,
3. If this guy knew anything about women he would know that there are very few who are confident and/or dumb enough to blindly send a few pictures of themself to a random guy with the knowledge that he is going to judge them based solely on their looks and then probably save the images to his computer and never contact her again,
4. There are no female Penguins hockey fans. If he was a real Pens fan he would know this.

I would like to know if this strategy has ever worked in the history of Craigslist. And if it does, if love has ever bloomed from this semi-legal form of date prostitution. Maybe if we’re lucky, CGally will let us know how his weekend went.

Final question – Are people in Pittsburgh really this desperate?

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