With the fact of Craigslist implementing modifications that have included removing their personals section, and Backpage’s entire website being seized by the FBI and IRS on April 6, 2018, previous users of both sites have begun to rapidly migrate to alternate websites altogether. And since the original Backpage website appears to be gone for good, the user migration will most likely be permanent. Especially for users searching for classified ad websites, that include personals sections that also receive decent traffic on a daily basis.

There has never been a shortage of classified ad websites that receive mediocre to large amounts of daily site visitors. And since the beginning of April, a few additional sites have come online to fill the void caused by the recent Backpage website shut down. And also the modifications that were made by Craigslist as well. Many of the older classified ad websites that we have listed, have earned good reputations and offer a large range of categories and listing add-on options. While many of the newer sites that just came online recently are still working on building up their visitor traffic, areas of coverage, and also other additional add-ons.

And unfortunately, many of the sites that were built and went online after Craigslist removed their personals sections, and Backpage was taken offline have ceased operations. A handful of them may have had a problem monetizing their websites. Or making enough to continue operating with the funds that they were taking in. While the remaining sites that disappeared may have run into legal trouble, or at least the threat of legal action if they didn’t change how they were operating.

Below you will find a list of Craigslist and Backpage Personals alternatives. Including information about each site and links to them as well.

You also have the option of chatting with other visitors to this page below. Visitors that may be searching for someone just like yourself.

If you are just searching for general Craigslist and Backpage classified ad alternative websites, check this page out instead. It contains a large list of alternative websites that receive large amounts of traffic on a daily basis. And the sites listed may host a larger variety of categories than some of the sites listed on the page you are viewing at the moment.


Backpage And Craigslist Personals Alternatives

1. POF.com

First on the list of replacements is Plenty Of Fish. The site has been in operation for many years at this point. And has grown quite a following. It’s still a free site. But you can possibly increase your chances of meeting that special someone by utilizing any one of a small group of paid options that the site offers. Plenty Of Fish receives a wealth of visitor traffic daily. And it offers a vast amount of potential dates and/or significant others. And it also has a nice smartphone app. But the app can be a little draining on your device’s battery life though, unfortunately. Another downside is over the years it has managed to accumulate a very, very long list of fake profiles. But luckily they’re fairly easy to spot right off the bat. With their single photos that sometimes appear to border on professional-like quality. And their poor command of the English language. And if they contact you first, their initial messages will most likely consist of something such as “Hey There :)”, “Hey Sexy” or some other canned initial text. Otherwise, the site is an excellent first choice replacement for Craigslist Personals and/or the late Backpage.

Plenty Of Fish Website Image


2. Okcupid.com

The next alternative would be Okcupid.com. And just like POF it’s been in operation for many years. It has a nice logical layout. A comprehensive member matching system in place. A nice smartphone app. And it also receives a lot of traffic daily. But definitely not as much traffic as Plenty Of Fish, unfortunately. On the upside though, the quality of the member profiles and photos appears to be somewhat better than POF. There are significantly fewer catfish profiles. Plus the site is also free as well.

A photo of OKCupid.com

3. Yesbackpage.com

Third, on the list at this time is Yesbackpage.com. It looks almost identical to the original backpage website. And functions pretty much the same as the original as well. The website hasn’t been in operation for that long of a time. But it has grown by leaps and bounds during the last few months. The site offers the typical classified ad categories. But it also has an Adult Services category. And also a very healthy Dating Services category as well.

A snapshot of yesbackpage.com


4.  iBackpage.com

This is yet another site that is similar to the old backpage website. It offers the usual categories. And it also has a Dating section that is filled with just about anything you could imagine. The site is stable and quite responsive. And is an excellent choice if you’re in search of some good personal ads.

iBackpage website photo


5. Cityxguide.com

Number five on our list id cityxguide. And unlike the majority of other sites on this list, Cityxguide focuses primarily on sex-based ads and entertainment related to the act. It also has sections that include live cams and games that are also in line with the site’s primary theme. With a quick browse of the site, you’ll be presented with a large number of ads that cover just about anything you could be looking to get involved in.

A photo of cityxguide.com


6. Onebackpage.com

Number six on our list is Onebackpage. It’s somewhat of a simple site for the most part. But it is filled with personal ads of all types. Which cover just about everything. The site also has general classified ad categories including automotive, rentals, real estate and a few others. It’s worth checking out.

A photo of onebackpage.com

7. Classifiedads.com

Number seven on our list is classifiedads.com. It is a well put together site with categories that include vehicles, real estate, jobs, pets, services, items for sale and of course a “Personals” section. The site receives decent traffic. And the Personals section is simply overflowing with all different types of ads. The site isn’t as relaxed with the Personals section as “iBackpage”. but it is still an excellent choice to view personals ads in and around your local area.

www.classifiedads.com website photo


8. Oodle.com

Next on the list is Oodle. And it’s a typical classified ad site that includes sections such as merchandise, real estate, jobs, cars, pets, tickets, and an average personals section. It doesn’t appear to receive the same amount of traffic as the previously listed sites above. But it’s still a good site to search through for personals ads.

www.oodle.com website photo


9. Adpost.com

Next down the list would the adpost. Which was founded back in 2006. And in that time it has steadily grown each year. The site is straightforward, easy to find what you’re looking for. And it serves several different countries. It, of course, has a “Personals” section. But it just doesn’t receive that much traffic. And the submissions in that section have been somewhat limited. It’s still worth checking out though.

adpost.com website photo


10. Doublelist.com

The next site is doublelist. And unlike the previously mentioned sites, this site requires you to sign up before you may browse through its listings. Otherwise, the site has a nice layout and is quite responsive when you’re browsing through it. Doublelist has a decent amount of ads of all types. And is also a nice choice to search through, if you ignore the fact that you must sign up before you can look around the site.


11. Wantaddigest.com

Number eleven on our list is wantaddigest. It’s a simple site with a very limited personals section at this time. The site also has the other usual categories including cars and trucks, farm equipment, Powersports, real estate boats, and a few other categories.

A current photo of wantaddigest.com


12. Adtoad.com

Number twelve on our list is adtoad. Which is a decent website. But it does appear to be just a little dated at this time. It has a small personals section with just over 1,900 ads listed in various subcategories at the time we updated this page on our site.

An updated photo of adtoad.com


13. Elitereferralsdirect.com/classifieds

And last on our list is us! We just created a classified ad section on this very site. We’re working on building it up. And but it has great potential. You should definitely check it out and post your ads with us. Because we receive a lot of traffic daily. And any classified ads that you create will receive quite a bit of attention.

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Updated On December 27, 2021

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The days of Backpage and Craigslist are long gone. Other clone sites popped up like ebackapge, ibackpage, onebackpage, but they are all trash spam sites. YesBackpage (http://Yesbackpage.de).de just went out recently but it was going down hill anyways. afterdarkads.com (http://Afterdarkads.com) just popped up but seems promising. I see lots of newer younger providers trying to use Instagram but thats way to risky in my opinion. The true OG providers know to stay on the Ad sites.

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