After sifting through the emails, I was disappointed—too many men over 50 (out of my range) and even some photos from perverts. Thinking that my ad was maybe too dramatic, I varied it a little, got some responses and went on a few dates: twice with a pilot, then with a man who showed up drunk. Do you believe women deserve to be treated with chivalry?
Measuring more than 1.5 kilometres in circumference, it is surrounded by a ditch up to 17.6m wide and an outer bank c.40m wide and surviving up to a height of 1 metre.
The henge surrounds several smaller enclosures and timber circles and is associated with a recently excavated later Neolithic settlement.
Its success is still pending, but if meeting new people was my only goal, Craigslist provided me with more positive interactions and opportunities than any online dating site has in years.
If things don't work out with any of the Craigslist folks, maybe I'll try something even more out of my comfort zone in a few weeks' time.
Sure, I can review my own list of places to meet people (and did), but I wanted to try something different. A quick proofread and a few mouse clicks later, my Craigslist ad was live. One gent sent a nasty note when I didn't reply in a timely manner, and one email was from a good friend (we shared a few laughs over that one).