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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.

Maybe love at first sight does exist. These folks never exchanged a word, only glances. But sometimes a look is all it takes for someone to say “I want you.” Or maybe you just have something stuck between your teeth

Harris Teeter Vegetable aisle – m4w – 29 (Shirlington, VA)
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Date: 2009-05-03, 3:56PM EDT

Exchanged several glances in the vegetable aisle at Harris Teeter (Shirlington) this afternoon- you had glasses, short blonde hair, and were wearing a matching hooded sweatshirt and sweatpants. I was in jeans and a hooded sweatshirt myself. I saw you a bit later at the butcher’s counter but I don’t know if you saw me then. Home-cooked meals are great, but tell me the color of your sweatshirt/pants and the shirt you were wearing underneath if you’d like to go out for a restaurant-cooked meal sometime.

You can’t tell if it’s a good apple just by looking at it.

Girl on Red Line Bethesda Stare – m4w – 35 (Farragut to Bethesda)
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Date: 2009-05-07, 7:10AM EDT

You were a very attractive brown haired woman in jeans and sitting near the door of the Metro. I got on at Farragut North and you were on the train with a co-worker, friend who got off at Dupont. We exchanged a few glances until you went to get off the train at Bethesda Metro. You stared and I stared back. We continued to glare at each other even when you were out of the train walking away. Unfortunately I could not follow because of something I can explain later. Wish I had anyway. I had dark short hair and have tan skin. I was wearing a blue sportcoat, blue dress shirt and dark pants. Please contact me if by some chance you see this.

You stared, and I stared. You stared back. Then we stared some more. Stare, stare, stare.

Nepalese Embassy, glances exchanged – w4m – 24 (NW DC)
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Date: 2009-05-02, 7:43PM EDT

Hey…you and I were exchanging glances as I was entering and you were outside eating at the Embassy today around 3:45pm.

You look like a nice guy. Want to grab drinks?

You: jeans, blue polo

Me: jeans, red/white/black top, black shirt

The Craigslist Killer looked like a nice guy too.

dogfish head – w4m – 29 (falls church)
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Date: 2009-05-06, 9:44PM EDT


you were at dogfish head brewery bar & grill tonight (wed) with 3 other friends and sitting in a booth. i was there with my family, grandparents and 4 others. we exchanged a couple of glances and maybe a smile? you are adorable and i’m newly single. i’ve never done this craigslist thing, but hopefully you’ll read it and know how adorable you are:)

A smile? Woah there, that’s kind of forward.

big bear cafe around noon – m4w – 25
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Date: 2009-05-03, 5:17PM EDT

Dear girl in the magenta rain boots and jade earrings,

I was lucky enough to grab a table near you, but you were enjoying some tunes so a brief apology when you bumped my table aside, all we exchanged were glances. Your choice of books reminded me that rainy Sunday afternoons like this one are best spent lying around indoors reading good stories — maybe I will see you around the neighborhood again some time, but if not, thanks for sharing your smile with me today.

— guy in the gray shirt carrying a black laptop case

Yes, more seeing is definitely in order.

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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.