google maps mates with casual encounters

by Violet Blue on October 20, 2008

I’ve been waiting for something like this — the clever people at hookupmaps took Craigslist’s Casual Encounters and Google Maps, rubbed them together until smoke started coming out of the unholy union, and made a fabulous combination. Go to your city/location, click a filter (m4f, etc.), play with listings and you can even use satellite view if you’re wondering what the terrain looks like around your potential rendez-vous with “MASC HAIRY lkng for dirty minded ANY RACE for ASS FUCKING” or “Horny in the Haight.” Yippee! It’s so cool, they did a really great job with this tool… Sent to me by the always-lovely Viviane; Mashable helpfully points out that, “(…) a glance at the national makeup of the Craigslist equivalent of a red light district shows only two states solicitations of various, ahem, sorts, have not been scoured: Wyoming and New Mexico. And as luck, misfortune, or plain old convention would have it, America’s coasts are where bodies seem busiest.” So I guess we’ll all be planning our road trips accordingly.

Violet Blue

The London Times named Violet Blue "One of the 40 bloggers who really count" and Self Magazine named TinyNibbles one of the “Best Sex Resources for Women.” Blue is an autodidact and pundit on sex and technology, hacking and security, porn for women, privacy and bleeding-edge tech culture. She is a journalist for ZDNet, CBS News, CNET; she's an educator, speaker, crisis counselor, volunteer NGO trainer, and the author and editor of over 40 award-winning books.

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{ 5 comments }

1 joeymar November 11, 2008 at 7:15 am

Looking for now, open to n e thing

2 josh October 21, 2008 at 9:42 pm

WOW! Love it! Thanks for not making craigslist suck anymore!

3 Kathryn October 21, 2008 at 7:25 pm

This is genius – I wish that I’d thought up this mashup site but since I didn’t I’ll at least reap the benefits of it!

4 Cameron October 20, 2008 at 11:45 pm

I plan on heading up to Rhode Island myself one day, as they allow prostitution so long as it’s kept indoors. If only my city of Louisville or my commonwealth of Kentucky were like that with our own sisters of mercy… [sigh]. Oh well.

5 Mojo October 20, 2008 at 5:29 pm

Wow.

I love living in the future.

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