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Missed Connections: Lovestruck Edition

Heavy hardware, drive-by eye contact, and irrelevant significant others in this week’s search for romance.

The real lesson of Craigslist 'Missed Connections' is that love happens when you’re least expecting it. You might be yearning for a crepe, relaxing by a pool, moving wires from a driveway, or buying tools for a welding project. Suddenly, that special someone can awaken “feelings of power, fame and fortune,” as proclaimed by a 35-year-old man from southern Maryland. Here’s the best of this week’s digital entreaties into the world wide lovelorn Web.

Crepe Shop-Is It Good–m4w–32 (NW)
Date: 2010-06-16, 12:31PM EDT
I saw you walking in last night with book in hand on 14th St. I have never been and want to know if its a good place to eat and if maybe you want to meet there for a Crepe.

Ah, Craigslist. The land of dual purposes. This man wants a date, but he also wants a dessert recommendation.

Dorchester towers tonight at 12:50pm.u in a car–m4m–27 (Arlington)
Date: 2010-06-15, 1:18AM EDT
on columbia pike, Arlington. u in a car. me walking. we had eye contact. u stooped for a bit made a turn. . .and went away.  hit me back if u’re out there and tell me what i was wearing.

Although this conjures an intriguing image of a man suffering from occasional driving-induced back spasms, the author probably meant that the apple of his eye “stopped for a bit.” Based on the rest of the post, however, it seems like the beau-to-be weighed his options . . . and went away.

Cute Gal at Sears–m4w–25 (Manassas, VA)
Date: 2010-06-15, 7:24PM EDT
You were the happy lady at Sears that helped me with a torque wrench and a hose cutter on Monday. I thought it was cute when you were new and didn’t know where they were but you smiled and went off to find them for me. Your smile stuck in my head the rest of the afternoon 🙂

For the purposes of jogging the cute gal’s memory, the specific tool details could turn out to be very useful. Or they could be the first pieces of evidence in a torture case.

Princess St & Earl St
Date: 2010-06-16, 10:16AM EDT
630am you wanted to leave,I moved some wires out of you’r driveway.Are you single?You smelled great

It was early in the morning, the person wanted to leave, your wires were in the way, and . . . you sniffed him or her? Sounds like the start of every love story.

walking me home!!–w4m–33 (no va)
Date: 2010-06-14, 12:36PM EDT
im lookin 4 a guy who walked me home and i havent seen him since but want 2.

Who was he? What was he wearing? Did he smell great? You can tell she desperately wants to see him again by her complete lack of memory.

nicaragua princess in the rain at the pool–m4w–35 (Waldorf SoMd)
Date: 2010-06-15, 1:16PM EDT
It’s been ages since I’ve been completely distracted by the beauty of a woman. . .
You misplaced your “August” stone ring in the grass and I asked to see it pool-side, as you bent down and extended your hand to show me the ring.I gentley took your hand in mine and I hope it won’t be the last time.
I know this is strange. . .and this note would never reach you, but you excite me mentally and inflame my feelings of power, fame and fortune. . .because I think your the complete princess.
You’ve seen my situation, but if you ever need a friend to lean on, talk with or even take a bike ride or jog with (smile) I’m sure my significant other wouldn’t mind.
I’d give you a ruby ring just for the passion you stir in me. . . .when I look at you!
We don’t have to get married right away but I can still treat you like a princess.
The possibilities of living life without love.I’d rather die than not take the chance. . .

Hey, no pressure! She doesn’t even have to marry him right away. I’m sure his significant other won’t mind.