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What/Where: 2BR share, East Village
Looks Good, Right?: "Looking for a cool roomie," reads the Craiglist headline, in an ad that suspiciously lacks photos. "The apartment is on E. 10th St. and 2nd Ave. The apartment has 1 bathroom, 2 bedrooms, a fully stocked kitchen (w/ dishwasher), and a washer and dryer."
The Catch: "Here’s my situation. I am a nudist, and looking for someone else who is also enjoys being nude. I recognize that not many people are comfortable with this, or would be suspicious of this kind of ad. Ideally, it would be nice to find someone who is also a nudist, and around my age (male or female). I am 27, easy-going, funny, and pretty neat... If you are interested in the apartment, and think we’d be a good fit, drop me a line with a bit about yourself. I will respond to any responses I get, and try to arrange a time to view the apartment. Oh, if you have AIM, feel free to send your screenname. I figure it wouldn’t hurt to talk a bit, just see if we’d be good roommates, and you’d be comfortable with this kind of living situation."
· Listing: $1250 Looking for Cool Roomie in East Village [Craigslist]