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September 18th, 2003
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Not your typical ad
I've been a casual reader of the craigslist women seeking men for a little while now. This particular ad is very atypical, and the wording amused me:

http://boston.craigslist.org/w4m/16441956.html

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From:missdimple
Date:September 18th, 2003 01:28 pm (UTC)
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Gotta say...that's creepy!
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From:beowabbit
Date:September 18th, 2003 01:37 pm (UTC)
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Interesting; that totally wasn't my reaction. Clinical, yes. Maybe a bit naive. But it didn't strike me as creepy. If I were female, I can see myself doing something like that if I didn't have a male partner I wanted to raise kids with.
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From:hrafn
Date:September 19th, 2003 09:32 am (UTC)
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Ditto. Except I _so_ don't want to be a single parent.
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From:mattlistener
Date:September 19th, 2003 09:40 am (UTC)
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Dangerous for the prospective father-in-absentia. If she were to fall on hard times her lawyer would advise her to sue for child support, and in our court system she'd win.

If I remember correctly, even "no obligations" type documents signed in advance have been overruled.
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From:beowabbit
Date:September 19th, 2003 11:55 am (UTC)
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Definitely, but still makes sense for her if she wants a child and doesn't want a partner. (Of course, it's also dangerous for her/the child if the father sues for custody or something.)
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From:beowabbit
Date:September 19th, 2003 11:59 am (UTC)
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PS -- And I think it's appropriate that it's "dangerous" for the prospective father; after all, there's a child to care for. Of course, a prospective "sperm donor" who saw it that way would be pretty unlikely to want to agree to the "and then go away and don't bother me and the child" part of the agreement. (The fact that this is predicated on finding somebody who doesn't want contact with/responsibility for the child is the only part of this that creeps me out a bit.)
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