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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.

Nothing says sexy like self-deprecation.  From revealing “I have no game” to confessing “I’m an idiot,” we appreciate this week’s honesty (modesty?). But let’s face it, sometimes a missed connection is closer to an “I messed up” connection.

Cute girl in Red, DEFINITELY a screwup on my part – 21 (Cafe Deluxe/Green Papaya in Bethesda)
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Date: 2009-06-24, 11:48PM EDT

My two friends and I were leaving The Barking Dog and just walking off the alcohol around Bethesda around 10:30pm or so. We walked by Cafe Deluxe and you were either sitting outside there or at Green Papaya. I can’t really remember which one. You were wearing red and talking with your friend and you looked up at me and we made eye contact, but I just thought you were staring at one of my friends or someone else or that it was just a fluke, so I didn’t really think anything of it, so I smiled. We walked by again a second time and you looked up at me again and we again made eye contact and then I KNEW it wasn’t a fluke. But I’m generally a pretty shy guy and am not used to getting looks from girls, so I didn’t say anything, and I’m an idiot. I was wearing a grey crew neck shirt with dark blue cargo pants and flip flops. I have dirty blond hair and glasses. You are very attractive and red not only looks great on you, but is my favorite color. Hit me back, I would love to get to know you:)

She was wearing your favorite color?!? Totally meant to be!Sorry I ran! – w4m – 26 (Herndon)
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Date: 2009-06-24, 3:51PM EDT

I was walking out of the office and you grabbed the door behind me. You said I smelled good and asked me what perfume I was wearing. Thought you were cute, got flustered and ran…what can I say? I have no game…anyway, what I meant to say was “Thank You”. And it wasn’t perfume, just what I smell like.
Feel free to stop by my cube anytime.

Stop by my cube? Oh my.

Girl/mom at Chutney’s (Herndon) – 33 (Herndon, VA)

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Date: 2009-06-18, 8:43PM EDT

You were sitting outside Chutneys around 3:30 pm on Thu last week (6/11); with another elderly lady, perhaps your mom or aunt I guess. I was the guy who parked in front of you (Green Passat)

I was instantaneously attracted to you. Believe you were too. Wanted to leave my number with you but did not feel that would be right while you were with your mom, else I would have.

I stopped by every evening at the same time for a couple of days after that, thinking you would show up but in vain. I know that’s stupid but that’s how I am. Just did what I felt like.

I want to see you again, talk to you, get to know you…..wish I get that chance again. Take care of yourself, where ever you are….

Showing up at the same place everyday is only cute in movies.

you are gorgeous – m4w (metro bus/train)

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Date: 2009-06-25, 11:03AM EDT

i just had to get it off my chest, i only see you about once a week but it is the hightlight of my day, we made eye contact today for a split second but i didnt even attempt to do anything, note to self – grow some balls

We have nothing to add here.

I know you hate me… – m4w – 27 (Nova)
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Date: 2009-06-22, 5:17PM EDT

…but that’s so understandable.

And so vague…

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.