“I’d Vote for You Any Day :)”—How Washington Tries to Hook Up on Election Day

The city takes to Craigslist’s Missed Connections page to find the voters they failed to score with.

By: Sophie Gilbert

Photograph courtesy of Shutterstock.

When it comes to politics, this city has no problem with self-expression. Typical Washingtonians will offer their unsolicited opinion on the intricacies of the electoral college and the finer points of tax reform before they’ve so much as learned your name, and what they lack in manners, they make up for in sheer eggheadedness. But actually mustering up the courage to speak to the cute brunette in line at the Bloomingdale polling center? We much prefer to rely on the social safety net also known as Craigslist’s Missed Connections page. There were a fair few voters seeking out hotties they’d failed to score with on the website this morning; here are a few highlights. [Ed. note: All ads appear with original spelling, punctuation, and emoticons.]


Gray Fur Trimmed Coat & Fishnets - m4w (Alexandria)

gorgeous. well dressed. mature.

wearing a gray coat with fur trim.

fishnets, heels

very pretty

shaded glasses

we rode the elevator together.

i asked you if you voted.

i’d vote for you anyday. :)

hope you see this -- 7th floor? i think.


You’re from OK, I’m from CA - m4w - 31 (Adams Morgan Polling Place)

I met you in line for voting at the Adams Morgan polling place. We chatted for a while about where we’re from. You’re from Norman, Oklahoma and I’m from Los Angeles, California. You have a really amazing dimple high on your right cheek. I would have asked for your number but the polling guy made me stand in a separate line.


Handsome Blue eyed Arlington Forest voter passed on the street - m4m (On the way to Culpepper voting)

Around 9:30 A.M. This morning . Passed a handsome guy this morning with blue eyes. Exchanged a brief bit about the time it took for him to vote. As we walked our opposite directions we both looked back. But, I sure would like to meet up with you again and have a chance to talk some more. You must live in my same area ~ So, I am taking a chance in hopes to connect. If this is you , I would like to buy you a drink . Please respond to this ad. Thanks!


rocking the vote in pink pants - m4w - 29 (capitol hill)

We didn’t really chat, so there’s probably no connection to miss per se, but I do appreciate your smiling efforts to get me to the proper location to cast my vote, even though you were behind me in line. I would be more than happy to buy you a drink if you want pay back for helping me out.

I hope your experience went well and your guy wins. Unless your guy is a terrible human being, but I’m going to assume you don’t support turrible people. Oh and for the record, you were the one in pink pants, not me.


Pretty blue eyed voter - m4w - 48 (Ashburn)

You passed me as I was standing at the exit talking to a friend. We caught each other’s eye. I saw you leave in a large SUV. Drop me a line. Tell me something you noticed about me so I know its you. Lets meet up and talk.


Leesburg Obama Girl- Starbucks - m4w - 40 (Leesburg)

Very pretty petite Obama supporter at Leesburg Starbucks this morning. You changed your hair during the course of the morning. We had our backs to each other bit exchanged smiles several times. Would love to get you alone! Very hot. :-)


Chatting in line before voting - m4w - 47 (Reston, VA) 

Enjoyed chatting with you in line today. Looked for you after voting but didn't see you. Stay in touch?


Pretty Voter at Walker-Jones Elementary School - m4w - 29 (Mt. Vernonr Sq.) 

We were both in the same ridiculously long line to vote today at Walker-Jones EC on New Jersey Ave. You have brown hair, wore a reddish-orange long sleeve sweater-shirt, black skirt, and gray flats. You were with a friend that looked like Yoko Ono in a white winter coat and some tall gangly blond guy reading a book about Yom Kippur and wearing iphone headphones. It was miserable standing in that gymnasium but the only ray of light for me was occasionally glancing over in your direction. I doubt you'll ever read this, but if you do, i think we should go to Mandu and eat some Korean food and have a few drinks (I'm not Korean, I just love dumplings).


driving the elderly to the polls - m4w - 28 (nova) 

You were driving old people from an assisted living center to the polls in a mini-bus this morning. I like how you parked that thing like a boss and still looked lethal for 8am. You told me I'd be seeing you all day but I had to bounce. Shot in the dark, but hit me up if you see this. I'd like to see you some more.