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Overlooked: The Best Missed Connections of the Week

Every Friday, for some fun reading, we bring you the area's best Missed Connections on Craigslist.

Meet the love of your life while waiting in the iPhone line, but didn’t get the number? Sometimes Cinderella isn’t so kind as to leave a glass slipper.

Enter: Craiglist’s Missed Connections. Listed among the other personals, the feature lends a helping hand to users who may have met that special someone at Starbucks, but were too shy to get the digits. Lovestruck users leave their e-mail address, hoping that pretty face will respond. Longshot? You betcha. Entertaining reading? Oh, most definitely.

Here’s a look at some of the best posts from the DC area this week, from the romantic to the funny and everything in between.

Route 7, Silver Accord – m4w – 24 (Route 7)
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Date: 2008-07-14, 9:36PM EDT
Im not sure if you will ever check this out but figured I would give it a shot. You were driving next to me on route 7 towards sterling and we both where making eye contact. I didnt want to take my exit because i was having fun flirting with you.
I dont know what you thought of me but since I got home I have not been able to stop thinking of you.
I hope you see this.
    * Location: Route 7

Alright, you may have met “the one,” but please keep your eyes on the road from now on.

14th St NW Late afternoon Mon. – m4w (14th and S ish)
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Date: 2008-07-14, 8:25PM EDT
I was riding my bicycle south on 14th, while stopped at a light I exchanged several glances with a beautiful blond haired woman walking north. I’m tall (6’4”), I was wearing shorts, a gray t-shirt, a red bike helmet and a bright yellow bike bag. I might be tempted to believe in the existence of some type higher being should you see this and respond.
My salvation is in your hands.
    * Location: 14th and S ish

You better respond. One click could save his soul.

In cashier line at Safeway around 4:30p Tuesday – m4w – 24 (Bethesda/Arlington road )
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Date: 2008-07-15, 8:29PM EDT
You gave me this look when I bought a Washingtonian Magazine, and smiled. You then said have a great day. I wished you had hung around!
    * Location: Bethesda/Arlington road

Look at us, bringing people together. Couldn’t help the shameless self-promotion.

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Date: 2008-07-14, 12:31AM EDT
Well I have to say that when I saw you from across the platform my heart skipped a beat. You were standing there with your long brown hair and those radiant brown eyes. As the trains passed between us you we exchanged looks and for a moment I felt as electric as the third rail.I may have missed the connection while I was at the station but this time I want to make sure that this train is one I am not late for. Write me back and next stop will be romance.
* Location: Courthouse

I bet if you make a couple more Metro puns, she’ll respond. Yeah, that’ll work.

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Date: 2008-07-17, 6:04PM EDT
Looking for a gentleman by the the name of Michael Shell. Mike stands about 6’4”, he would graduated from McKinley Tech, possibly in the year of 1965-66.
An avid pinnocle player and former vet. Simply the kindest, most gentle human being that I have ever encountered. If anyone can help me locate this person, I would greatly appreciate it. Somewhere out there…

Better late than never.

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