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How to Find a Sugar Daddy on Craigslist Step by Step

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Are you considering looking for a sugar daddy on Craigslist? Craigslist is a great website resource that helps people with similar needs get in touch with each other. Many sugar babies have found their ideal sugar daddies on Craigslist.

Craigslist is similar to the classified ads published in newspapers. However, unlike traditional ads, Craigslist is for posting online ads. You can find dates, houses, cars and almost any other thing you desire.

Why is it a great website to find a sugar daddy? Craigslist covers many top cities and even smaller cities, so you are likely to find a sugar daddy within your area. However, if you are not interested in finding a sugar daddy in your area, there are other cities to explore.

Another thing you should know about Craigslist is that it is free to use.  This means that just anyone can hop on the site. So as a sugar baby, you have to be careful and strategize so you do not hook up with just anybody.

If you do not want to join an online dating site to find a sugar daddy, but you still want a sugar daddy relationship anyway, then Craigslist is the perfect option for you.

In this article, I’ll show you how the step-by-step process of how to create a sugar baby Craigslist profile.

Once your account is up, I’ll guide you on the process of posting an ad on Craigslist to find a sugar daddy. I will also give you tips on how to write a winning ad and make the most out of your Craigslist ad.

As a bonus, I’ll share some safety measures you should consider when using your Craigslist account and also when responding to potential sugar daddies on Craigslist.

Without further ado, let’s get started…

How to Open a Sugar Baby Craigslist Account

This will teach you how to open a Craigslist account step by step. There is no mobile app for Craigslist. You have to open an account using your PC.


Visit https://accounts.craigslist.org in your web browser.


Step 2

You will see a text box just above the ‘Create Account’ button. Input your email address and click on “Create Account”. After doing this, you will receive a confirmation mail via the email address you registered with.


Step 3

Open the email inbox and check the message from Craigslist.


Step 4

You will receive a login link from Craigslist in your email box.

Click on the link to create a password for your account.


Step 5

Create a unique password that you want to use to log into your Craigslist account. Input it in the password text box. Use a mixture of letters, numbers, and symbols to create a strong password. Copy that password into the “Re-type new password” text box. Make sure the password you retyped matches with the previous one.


Step 6

Click on the “Set Password” button and you will be directed to the page below.

You will get a message that you have successfully set a new password. If you are ready to begin your search to find a sugar daddy, click on “Return to your account”. Now it is time to find your Sugar Daddy on Craigslist as a registered user.

To find a Sugar daddy on Craigslist you will need to post an ad on the site. How do you go about that?

How to Post a Sugar Daddy Ad on Craigslist

  • Enter the URL http:/craigslist.org into your web browser.
  • Click on the “post to classifieds” button. You will find it at the upper left-hand side of your screen.
  •  Click on the type of ad you want to post. Options are jobs, housing, services and personal. Since you want to post a sugar daddy ad, choose personals. Based on what you choose, you will be taken to a list of guidelines. Click on the button that reads “I abide by these guidelines” to continue.
  • Fill in all fields when describing your sugar baby post. Remember to keep your post title brief and clear.
  • Click ‘continue’.
  • A mock ad will be shown. This is for you to review and check for spellings and wrong information. Click on the “edit” button to edit the ad before posting it. If you are done editing, click on the “Continue” button.
  • Read the terms of use and click on the “accept” button.
  • Type in the right captcha word to confirm you’re not a robot
  • Go to your email. Craigslist will send you an email that will allow you to publish, edit or delete your ads. Click on the ‘publish’ button to post your sugar daddy ad on Craigslist.
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Now that your ad is live, there are steps you should that to ensure your ad is seen by potential sugar daddies on Craigslist. Here are tips to ensure you find a sugar daddy with your ad on Craigslist.

How to Make the Most Out of Your Craigslist Ad

  • Compose a catchy ad. Put in the details of the kind of sugar daddy relationship you are looking for. You shouldn’t write ads like “I am a sugar baby looking for a sugar daddy”. This kind of ads will be removed from the “women look for males” section. Instead of composing an ad like “I’m a female undergraduate college student looking to connect with a genuine gentleman that can help me with funds while I’m in school.” This will make a great ad because your motive is clear and it shares a bit of detail about you.


  • Make sure you post your ad in the right category. You need to publish your ad within the ‘personal category’ ad section. This gives others the impression that you do not want a strings attached relationship. Publishing your ads in the right category reduces the chances of Craigslist taking your ads down.


  • Be sincere. Craigslist is believed to be a sketchy place to post an ad to find a sugar daddy. Since you are writing a personal ad for a Sugar daddy, it is best to very open. Let your audience know that you are not a fraudster. Answer all the questions you are asked with sincerity. Fill in as much as details about yourself as you can. This will prevent your ad from looking like spam. However, you shouldn’t give out delicate personal information like your address and bank card details.


  • Be specific. In your ad, include details like your body shape, height, and status. This would give a potential sugar daddy insight on what you look like. You can even add more details like your eye and hair color, education, nationality, views about life. Basically, you should give a short description of yourself. By doing this, you will filter out any sugar daddy that could possibly waste your time.

Follow these tips and you’ll stand a better chance of keeping your ad up and finding your ideal sugar daddy.

Advantages of Using Craigslist

  • Free to Use

Unlike most online dating sites, Craigslist is totally free. You don’t need to subscribe to any membership plan to get premium services. You get to save your money since you don’t have to pay for any membership fee.

  • You Can Meet People in your Location

If you are in a small town, Craigslist is perfect for you. You get to meet people living in your location or staying close by.

  • Security

You can put your ad on Craigslist with a fake name and email address to keep your identity safe. This way you are safe from hackers or scammers.

Disadvantages of Using Craigslist

  • It is free

The fact that it is free makes it easier to meet men who are either wannabes or scammers.

  • Local

In small towns, it is quite easy to find someone you know on Craigslist. There could be someone who can identify you from just a few details of you on the site.

  • Security

Most sugar daddy sites usually require men to show their yearly income and prove that they do not have a criminal history. This way, the chances of having psychopaths as members are reduced. As for craigslist, there is no security. The odds of meeting psychopaths and criminals are highly increased.

Safety Tips to Consider When Placing an Ad on Craigslist

When signing up on Craigslist, you should know that there is no sort of screening procedure. This means just anyone can respond to your ad or even post an ad Craigslist. So you have to take safety measures. Here are some safety tips to consider whenever you want to meet someone from Craigslist:

  • Ask for Photos

Always ask for photos. You can put it on your profile that you will not respond to anyone who doesn’t have a profile picture or post a photo. To verify further, you can ask people to hold a newspaper so you can see the date and know if the person responding is real and genuine. It might seem too extreme but for safety reasons, you should. This could even make you look more genuine from the sugar daddy’s point of view.

  • Ask for a Specific Thing as Email Subject

Ask your potential sugar daddy to put the name of their favorite pet as the subject line of an email. This is a perfect way to know if he is a spammer or not. If he reads your ad and complies with your request, then you can take him seriously.

  • Find out Details about your Potential Sugar Daddy

If you have taken time to share a bit about yourself, then anyone who wants you should also be able to share details about themselves. If there is anyone refusing to answer some of your questions, you should avoid such a person.

  • Avoid scammers

There are times you would get emails promoting “safe dating”. They will ask you to pay a particular amount for a background check on anybody for you.  You should be wary of them. Most times, these guys take your money and run.

  • Do Not Click on Links or Give Anyone your Credit Card Number

Be at alert. If anyone responds to your ad and sends you a link that requests for your credit card information, do not agree. They will end up taking your money. If you are asked to pay any amount of money, just know the person is a scam. Only communicate with people who really want to know more about you.  Scammers will want to act the same way and it is your job to look for red flags. Once you notice red flags, run. You should also visit the link on Craigslist, that explains how to beware of frauds on the site.

  • Only Meet People Who Seem Real and Sincere

This is very important. Communicate with them over the phone for a while before scheduling a meeting. You should only make physical contact people that you have verified their identities. For safety measures meet any potential sugar daddy in a public space on first meetings. If you feel something is not right or you suspect that they are lying, avoid them.

As you can see, it’s not hard to use Craigslist to find rich and benevolent sugar daddies. It’s almost the same process as registering on a sugar daddy site. The only problem is that you do not have the luxury of being choosy. Do your best to keep yourself and personal information safe. Sign up for free on Craigslist and get ready to take your sugar dating to another level.

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