Craigslist and ClassifiedAds.com are two popular sites for posting free personal ads. To post on Craigslist, choose your city, and click Post to Classifieds. Select the Personal/Romance category, and then choose subcategories based on the gender and type of encounter you are seeking. Choose a catchy title for your ad that briefly describes who you are and what you are seeking. Post a more detailed description in the ad body.
Read other posters' ads for reference if you need inspiration for your personal ad. Include details about your appearance, such as height, body type or ethnicity, and include at least one photo of yourself for best results. If you are seeking a long term relationship, include characteristics about your personality and habits, such as your likes and dislikes, occupation and whether you drink or smoke. Check your personal ad for grammar and spelling to make a good first impression.
The posting process for ClassifiedAds.com is very similar to Craigslist's process. Include the same details in the body of your ad, including details about your appearance and the type of relationship or encounter you seek.
Create a user account at Craigslist or ClassifiedAds.com so you can edit or delete your personal ad if needed.