I'm yer huckleberry ...
I do declare, ladies: the Internet, incl women looking poor men Edmonston MD udin’ aslist, has become the new Wild, Wild West ... Deception and Danger lurk at every turn! aslist has become treacherous enough to the point where a lady need assume any reply to her personals ad is Spam or Scam UNTIL it PROVES to be otherwise. An easy fix: a lady can ask respondents to her ad to place in the SUBJECT BOX of their reply a specific word or phrase. Then, if a lady receives a reply that only repeats the lady's ad title in the subject box, or says somethin' impersonal or vaguely amorous such as, 'hey,' 'I loved your ad' or 'hi there, sweetie,' DELETE it immediately! As an added precaution, a lady may further request a respondent to include in his reply an OBSCURE FACT about the local area that only a LOCAL would know. If a respondent obliges, then a lady is further assured that she is dealin' with a certified, local human being! When respondin' to an ad, immediately establish that its poster can at least read. In your reply, ask that the ad's poster reply back with a specified word or phrase placed in the subject box. Assumin' a lady is seeking a gentleman's companionship in her own locale, she can further request the stranger to provide an obscure local fact. If the fellow fails to oblige, yes ma'am, DELETE! A lady may play this game of 'Trivial Pursuit' politely, only for as long as needed. If feels is imposin' on others, consider that others, too, are likely concerned about the possibility of such treachery, and may also seek assurance that you, ma'am, are for real. Regrettably, even after takin' such precautions, a lady is yet within the Grasp of Danger. Some scammer rapsion may go the extra mile by diggin' up a few convincin' 'local facts' pulled off Wikipedia in order to foist various slow or quick cons, at some point in which a lady will be asked to part with her money. Or, a scammer might pose as a handsome young man in, say, Europe, wantin’ to make your acquaintance. Handsome 'Lars' may play this out for weeks or even months, slowly gainin' a lady's trust, until 'Lars' advances some sob-story about needin' an operation, or his mother is very sick in the hospital, or that he really wants to visit you, but he couldn’t possibly afford the plane ticket, etc. Don’t send 'Lars' or anyone else money! In other set-ups, scammers posing as potential romantic partners may attempt to direct you to age and identity verification sites, dating/adult/cam sites (where can see their 'pics' or chat with them), or even sites designed to deliver malware — all in the hope of earning affiliate marketing commissions at a lady's expense. Also beware of respondents with strange names, or who say they're 'new to the area.' NEVER open an attachment from someone you don't know. And it's advisable for a lady to use a 2nd e-mail account with a false name when respondin' to aslist ads. So, kindly heed this warnin’, dear ladies, because if is not careful, some scoundrel could abscond with ones money ... or worse. Ladies, I do hope y'all find your 'huckleberry'! — 'Doc'