To use the Craigslist Personals section, visit Craigslist.org, and click Post to Classifieds on the right side of the website. From here, click on the Personal/Romance option and the type of personal ad you want to create, such as Missed Connection, Casual Hookup, or Dating and Romance.
After choosing the type of ad you want to post, Craigslist then asks you if you are a man, woman, group or transgendered person. After selecting the most appropriate response, choose the kind of person or persons you wish to meet. This takes you to a form where you enter your email address, create a title for a post, select a location and enter the text for your personal ad. This step also allows you to add information about yourself, such as height, weight and age.
After completing your personal ad, click Continue to view an unpublished version of it. At this point, you can add photos and make changes to the text of the ad and your location before it goes live.
Craigslist promotes the use of safer sex methods to prevent the transfer of STDs from its personals section. The website also encourages its users to report any suspicious behavior and exploitation of minors.