Is it strange for a guy to want to meet so soon from online?

Hi,

I just met this guy online via craigslist. He is older than me (over 10 years) and we were only talking for about 20 mins. It all started after I sent him my picture, he started to tell me that I was cute and started to repeatedly asking when we could meet, like naming different days and times. I didnt really feel comfortable so I made up some excuses, but he is still pressing me about it. He wants to meet up for coffee and to chat, sounds innocent enough, but I am still weary.

Is this normal? What should I do?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    No, it's not normal. Apparently, you haven't been following all the news about Craigslist. People have been murdered or raped by the MANY weirdos and pedophiles that use the site to find victims, and now Craigslist has legal problems all over the US. Chances are the site will close or be closed soon. Here are just a few of the many articles about murders and rapes committed by Craigslist weirdos. These are all from TODAY'S news:

    http://www.myfoxny.com/dpp/news/local_news/nyc/090...

    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,521039,00.html

    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,521039,00.html

    http://www.ksn.com/mostpopular/story/Craigslist-ra...

    http://cbs5.com/local/Craigslist.Sex.Assaults.2.10...

    http://www.mercurynews.com/topstories/ci_12404163

    Craigslist is also a "breeding ground for animal abuse":

    http://www.examiner.com/x-10499-Miami-Pets-Examine...

    I would never even consider meeting anyone in person that I've met online. You just never know, though, and the safest policy is to absolutely refuse to meet them in person.

    I have an older brother who's gay. When he was a teenager, he meet a lot of "cool kids" on line, and arranged to meet them. Fortunately, he had the common sense to inform my folks, and they accompanied him on these meetings. Not one of them turned out to be anything like what they portrayed themselves to be, and quite a few turned out to be older pedophiles. Thank God my folks were there to scare them off.

    You'd be right to be skeptical about people you meet on the internet, especially if they are insistent about meeting you.

    You'd be wasting a lot of valuable time looking to meet guys on the internet. Remember, people who turn to internet to meet partners are people who cannot find a partner in real life, so they are not exactly the cream of the crop to start with. Internet sites are crawling with losers, users, posers, con-artists, trolls, dirty old men and psychopaths. You're going to be searching for a long, long time before you find a non-cretin there. Meeting people face to face is much faster and more effective

    Of course, it would be a lot easier for you to find suitable boyfriends if you are out. Staying in the closet is going to kill your love life. If you aren't out already, come out as soon as you can and start meeting people like crazy. For lots of tips on meeting cool guys, check out my answer to this question:

    http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylt=Ai183...

  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    it is not secure for this woman to have somebody she's by no skill met in individual stay in her abode, bipolar or no longer. As for her additionally subjecting her babies to this possibility, it quite is greater effective than insane. i do no longer care how properly you think of you comprehend somebody you have met online, "in individual" is easily diverse and he should not be staying in her abode, extraordinarily if she has babies. She's no longer placing a good occasion to start with (i desire she's no longer sharing a mattress with him) yet this heavily isn't secure because of the fact she would not quite comprehend him yet. overlook bipolar. If he's easily-controlled, he will no longer wig out and kill everyone, notwithstanding if it is purely risky business enterprise that she's by no skill met him and now he's going to stay in her abode. Ew. purely... ew. by employing the way, I internet dated for 2 years and wound up marrying somebody I met by a internet dating provider, yet I used the provider to fulfill adult adult males... no longer habit an prolonged distance dating with them. I met some frightening creatures... and the only I met that i might "huge-unfold" long distance over the internet for many months became out to be purely an entire nutjob. tell your chum to proceed with warning... no longer assumptions.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    just saying i have had a similar experience, he seems really nice and you wouldnt mind meeting him but all out of no where he starts saying oh hey when do i get to see you or we should get together. sometime he may even say stuff like we can meet somewhere public if you dont feel safe or i wont hurt you trust me im not like that... i think it was a mistake sending him your picture one guy used a pic of me to find me at my high school.. very creepy honestly stay away. and if it is hard for you to stop the convo you have with him, tell him i dont want to meet but i really like talking to you

  • 1 decade ago

    There has been three or four locations that has had Craigslist murders. Boston had a serial killer caught not long ago, and more is coming out about him.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    There was just a national news story about somebody getting killed after meeting someone on Craigslist. My advice is to never meet anyone you meet online...period. You never know who you're truly talking to, and the world just becomes more psychotic each day.

  • 1 decade ago

    Don't do it! Creepy old man wants to get down your pants for sure! He'll probably try to find some way to talk you home from the coffee shop. Online dating experiences usually aren't the greatest ones. I find that most people just want to hook up.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Yes, it does seem strange in my view. Always be cautious. If he seems desparate then move on and ignore the guy. Never hurts to be safe rather than sorry. Just my view

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    don't do it dude find some one your own age

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Do you have common sense?

    Source(s): Common sense
  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    bring a gun

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