Wednesday, October 22, 2008 Combines Craigslist Dating With Google Maps

Never fear, all you lonely souls out there, for a new, semi-creepy application is to the rescue. A mix of Google Maps and Craigslist classifieds has resulted in HookupMaps, a service that shows you exactly where the people wanting to "hookup" in your city are. For instance, in San Francisco, I can tell you that in my friendly hood of the Mission, there are currently 518 people seeking people. It will also tell you the age and gender of each poster. The site also lets you filter your searches based on a few criteria: m4m, m4w, w4w, w4m, and whether the post contains a picture. You can search by city, neighborhood, or, disturbingly (or perhaps, ingeniously, if you really don't want to wade through all the dreck) by keyword. An example of a keyword search would be, "mature," or, "looking for love"...or perhaps I am being naïve.

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