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Missed Connections: Lost in the Crowd Edition
A host of posters miss the need for detail as they look for love By Mollie Reilly
Comments () | Published November 12, 2010
One of the key components of any successful Missed Connections post is an identifying detail. An orange scarf, Toms shoes, a neon-green mohawk—something to let a potential flame know he or she was admired. This week, several Craigslist posters seem to have missed that memo, putting out signals so vague you can’t help but wonder why they put a post up at all. Or perhaps casting a wide net is all part of their strategy?

Starbucks Girl.–m4w–37 (Washington, DC)
Date: 2010-11-09, 5:45PM EST

I was in military uniform, you were standing outside of Starbucks. I asked you to take a photo with me. You did. If you’re out there, message me.

Good thing there aren’t a billion Starbucks in this city or anything.

ummmm michael?–m4m–35 (Seven corners)
Date: 2010-11-08, 9:14PM EST

i owe you a twenty dolla. i give my number you. Give call I have twenty dolla fo you .you give ride me to bus station i give free oil change.
good day michael.

If you need that oil change, find a convincing way to pass yourself off as Michael!

airforce jacket, hole in jeans. 5:30mass–m4w–1234 (poplar)
Date: 2010-11-07, 8:47PM EST

I’d like to meet you. I saw you put that jacket on backwards. only someone I’d want to meet would do that at church

Just imagine what their wedding attire would look like.

Passed you in Macys Parking garage stairwell–m4w (Arlington)
Date: 2010-11-07, 5:30PM EST

Hi. We passed briefly in the stairwell of the parking garage at Pentagon City Mall, near Macys.
You were carrying a white shopping bag. We made eye contact and you smiled.
. . .Like you’d ever read this in a thousand years. . . . . . :)
You are very pretty!

Maybe we’ve seen too many episodes of the Sopranos, but this seems like the creepiest place to meet someone. Ever.


Purcellville–m4w–38 (Purcellville)
Date: 2010-11-11, 9:11AM EST

Anyone wish they had a missed connection. Lets make one happen. Lets go shopping the Bloom at 930 Wear black pants or a black skirt to get noticed. Post afterwards if you saw anyone you like.

Looking as generic as possible to try to stand out? We’re not sure we follow the logic here.

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