Mom Takes Craigslist Ad for 'Baby Daddy,' Depresses Us All


A Craigslist ad that supposedly ran in Pittsburgh has the Interwebs all agog. A mom in Pittsburgh is looking for a "baby daddy" and appears to think the best place to find one is on Craigslist. If it's real, it's one of the most depressing ads in history (which is saying a lot). If it's fake, it's borderline offensive.

Here is the ad as it appeared and written out:

stop flaggin my damn post

I am reel mi baby reel

My babby need a daddy

My baby daddy run off and take my car

Only want a baby daddy u ain’t guna get close to me just be my baby daddy

You have caryou drive me and mi baby where we need2go

You bai us grocery at gnt iggle

Then maybe we c bout u getting close to mee

I am reel person. It windy as hel2day

So, what do you think? Is this a fake?

If it isn't a fake, then my heart breaks for all involved because, dude, really? There was no better place to find a man than Craigslist, home to serial killers, weird sexual habits, and used furniture?

Just what kind of man is going to come from a Craigslist ad? Let us imagine. It will be doubtful that he will be handsome or smart or even well-read. And on the off-chance he is any of those three things, then he is even scarier. Because then you have just told a man trolling Craigslist that you have children and you want him to care for them.

What kind of man would that attract?

I prefer to think of this as a prank because a.) it seems too insane to be real, and b.) I would have to lose all faith in humanity to believe otherwise.

My verdict: This is a fairly bad prank in very poor taste.

Do you think it's real?


Image via Craigslist

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Troys... TroysMommy1220

As horible as this is to say, it was my first thought.

If this isnt a prank she also needs some English classes.

Nimue930 Nimue930

It has to be fake... I mean, who can't spell "buy" but knows how to spell "grocery"???? Someone worked hard at this, IMO

fujin06 fujin06

There are some really stupid people out there, so sadly this might actually be a real post... ;_;

Debbie Saville

it sounds fake to me- what kind of person would advertise on Craigslist for a babys daddy anyway- desperate or just wanting attention


Becky Berkley Dublin

It's fake. Spelling "baby" like "babby" is an internet phenomenon among trolls and memes and whatnot.

nonmember avatar Elle

G.H.E.T.T.O Fabulous failing fake imo!! Made me laugh my ass off tho...Wish we had access to the responces, I am sure they were just as funny (if not wayyyy more!!)

Christina Metzker

The ad has obviously been removed. I can't find it. But one person did post a response. It says:"You have got to be kidding me right. You are about one of the most ignorant, self absorbed, nasty, user of a bitch i have ever seen on here. I just need a baby daddy, but you cant get close to me.....i am sure all the brothers out there are jumping at the chance to meet your broke welfare ass. Get a job, get a car and handle your buisness......or start using condoms because people like your ugly ass do not need to have kids. I feel bad for your baby in fact, it has to grow up around a woman who obviously has no drive or will for life to better herself! Your a loser and deserve nothing better than to be told your a lloser, get your life straight and do whats right for yourself and your kid!

Oh and maybe you shouldn't have dropped outta school either so you could maybe spell something right! This is our welfare system at its finest ladies and gentleman! Id kick your ass out in the workforce and tell you to sink or swim and when you cant swim maybe give that baby a shot at a real family and a real life with someone who cares!" Maybe that made her take it off.

Janise Barrett

I am going with a 4chan type prank. No way that is real, other than in the sense it was written to cause 'a stir' and create an uproar to garner a plethora of responses. Some people get off on this sort of thing.

nonmember avatar haha

Ummm Leslie the comment from Christina Metzker says that one person did post a response and then it goes on to say the comment... just saying read the whole thing first before you jump on people. dumbass

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