So here’s the drill: Making eyes at a certain someone while waiting in line for tickets to “The Dark Knight”? Yeah, you and everyone else. But just in case you couldn’t muster the courage to get their name and number, there’s Craigslist’s Missed Connections, a kind of personals service that allows users to post about someone they recently met but aren’t sure how to contact. Who said there’s no such thing as second chances?
And without further ado here’s a look at five of the best, worst, most interesting and just plain funny of the Missed Connections from the DC area.
YAZ CONCERT LAST NIGHT – m4m – 39 (DC)
Reply to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: 2008-07-21, 4:30PM EDT
TO THE HOTTIE DANCING BEHIND ME AT THE YAZ CONECRT LAST NIGHT AT 9:30 CLUB…you blue t shirt and jean ,me : black shorts and t shirt with a black hat.
you are so cute man and very energetic
* Location: DC
THE CONCERT IS OVER. YOU CAN QUIT YELLING NOW.
Greenpeace girl – m4w – 22 (Dupont )
Reply to: email@example.com
Date: 2008-07-23, 12:43AM EDT
You stopped me, and I actually signed up. I thought you were cool, very cool.
I wanted to get your number. Walking away, I was really disappointed that I didn’t ask. As you can see, I’ve thought better of it.
Hope to hear from you.
* Location: Dupont
Sounds like someone’s got a minute for the environment.
I almost ran you over in the parking lot… – w4m (Tyson’s Starbucks)
Reply to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: 2008-07-22, 10:08AM EDT
We exchange smiles on the rare occasion that we see each other in the Starbucks on Rt. 7 next to Ethan Allen / Circuit City. You are adorable. Wish you weren’t always on your phone so we could talk!
* Location: Tyson’s Starbucks
Well, I guess nearly killing someone will get their attention, but honey, it probably won’t get you a date.
Your wisdom teeth – 27 (Hart building)
Reply to: email@example.com
Date: 2008-07-23, 4:59PM EDT
I’ve talked to you so many times, most recently about your wisdom teeth, and I don’t even know your name. We need to grab a drink sometime when we are both off work.
* Location: Hart building
Nothing says “Hey, you’re cute,” quite like a conversation about molar removal.
caught in the rain on mt vernon trail – m4w – 28 (arlington)
Reply to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: 2008-07-23, 10:40PM EDT
caught in the torrential downpour and the dark on my bike, you helped me out, leading the way and calling out obstacles, then dropped me off at the metro.
hope you made it home safe. thanks.
drop me an email if you want to bike in the sunshine sometime.
* Location: arlington
All together now: “Awwwww.”