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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.

Spring is here and love is in the air! (Or is that just the cherry blossom pollen?) Either way, our eyes are watering as these Washingtonians try to reconnect with their lost loves.

Cops and Secret Service! – w4m (DC)
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Date: 2009-03-30, 6:13PM EDT

Where do all the cute cops and secret service guys hang out in this city???? I’ve been here for years and cant find them!

There’s a reason they call it the Secret Service.

Each drop of rain it reminds me of you – m4w
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Date: 2009-03-28, 9:35PM EDT

I miss every great moment that we spent together.
Being with you it made everything so different but knowing …. you are not there anymore it makes my day so cloudy.

I don`t know if our path will come across again but I want you to know that deep in my heart you have a very special place.
Hope you are doing good C    

We’re just thankful he didn’t try to write a poem.
Seeking that HC police officer – w4m – 32 (Hwy 100, SRP)
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Date: 2009-03-29, 10:51PM EDT

Thanks so much for being so calm and nice after my accident. If I wasn’t so frazzled I would have been a better flirt. Would love to see you again under better circumstances.    

Krispy Kreme date?

Latin Goddess in Gainesville Chick-Fil-A – m4w – 25 (Gainesville)
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Date: 2009-03-30, 7:44PM EDT

My eyes first ran across the wonder that is you this past weekend. I was taking my fellow Yankee friend who was visiting from back home to the awesomeness that is Chick-Fil-A. He is a poor, deprived fellow who doesn’t understand the rich flavor that is unleashed when you bite into a Chick-Fil-A Original Chicken Sandwich. It was cloudy, somewhat mild, not the best weather for eating outside, but little did I know a ray of sunlight was going to burst through the clouds and liven up my day, possibly even the year for me.

There you were, standing behind the counter, with the delicious Chick-Fil-A menu glowing behind you like the sunrise off the coast of the Outer Banks. I’ve never been to the Outer Banks, but apparently a lot of people from NOVA go there so it seemed to be a fitting comparison. You gave me the most beautiful smile, asking to take my order. At first I was speechless, I mean, what a gorgeous woman working for this fine new dining establishment. My usual “Number 1 with sweet tea” quickly became a series of stutters, as I tried to make the words come out. My friend was behind me and eagerly awaiting his delectable meal, so I tried to hurry up and make some type of noise or physical signal that I wanted the selection all the way on the left. Thankfully you listen just as well as you speak, and you were able to take my order.

You had this level of enthusiasm about you that I have never seen before. It truly uplifted my spirits and made me much more willing to tackle the day’s events. As you passed me my meal, you continued to smile and look at me with those gorgeous eyes of yours. Right then and there I got lost in them, imagining us on a picturesque field, laying in a hammock together, feeding each other waffle fries. After being snapped out of it by a nearby child screaming, I proceeded to walk outside and enjoy my scrumptious chicken and cool, refreshing sweet tea. My friend and I continued to talk about how beautiful you were, but I’m sure I talked about you more.

As we were leaving, I decided to get a refill of sweet tea. Once again your eyes met mine and with yet another amazing smile, you gladly took care of me. That’s what life is all about, us taking care of each other. Maybe one day we can meet again and I can let my feelings be known to you. Your gorgeous brown complextion, your beautiful black hair, your unbelievable eyes, your remarkable smile, and last but not least, your truly joyful demeanor. You, my Chick-Fil-A girl, are the complete package. You’ve taken my favorite “fast food” place to eat, and made it like I’ve died and gone to heaven. Thank you.

Laying in a hammock feeding each other waffle fries? What is in that sandwich?

UnMissed Connection – w4m – 23 (I am yours to keep)
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Date: 2009-04-02, 9:38AM EDT

I saw you, I smiled at you. You posted a missed connection, I found it. We had drinks, it turned into dinner. We had a second date, it turned into this amazing relationship. Thank you. Thank you for finding me. Thank you for being so dependable and exciting and wonderful. Every morning when I wake up, I pinch myself to make sure I’m not dreaming. I hope this never ends.

Take that, skeptics!

Jessica Sidman
Food Editor

Jessica Sidman covers the people and trends behind D.C.’s food and drink scene. Before joining Washingtonian in July 2016, she was Food Editor and Young & Hungry columnist at Washington City Paper. She is a Colorado native and University of Pennsylvania grad.