Online dating is big, like really big. It’s now a 4 billion dollar industry and as online dating is constantly changing, we are constantly shaped into believing the perfect mate may be just a click away. So for those who are looking for love in all the wrong places, there’s Craigslist, because when you want to hit the largest possible target market, why wouldn’t you post to the website with 20 billion page views a month?!
The thing about Craigslist is, it’s kinda the complete opposite of the smiley, happy eharmony commercial. It’s allure is anonimity. If no one else in your area is into your kink, you can still show your face at the grocery store and no one will be the wiser (would anyone really recognize that picture of you in your bondage gear and ball gag?) You lust after whatever you want. Post for your Prince Charming to come rescue you on Monday, and for an anonymous rim job in a darkened room on Tuesday. And if you simply can’t stop pining for the hottie with that tattoo on his forehead on the light rail. Well, who knows maybe he’ll find your posting on Craigslist and sweep you off your feet/ravage you/play Texas Hold’em in bunny suits. Instant gratification, super low risk.
We’re writing a show about the website we love to hate because it’s become an unescapable part of our culture for escapism. Voyeuristic, regularly inappropriate, and straight up hilarious, casual encounter/missed connections takes an unflinching look at hooking up, web style.