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Missed Connections: Indecent Proposal Edition

This week’s love seekers are sweet but misguided

We’ve heard of some wacky ways to propose—on Jumbotrons at sporting events, hiding a ring in a dessert, hiring a plane to drag a banner through the sky—but proposing on Craigslist, as one Missed Connection writer appears to have done this week, takes the cake. In other Washington love lives, there are some superhero-inspired crushes, long lost AIM buddies, and a possible case of sorely mistaken identity.

A Question. – m4w – 30 (Nova)
Date: 2010-11-18, 12:40AM EST

In my life I’ve had many questions to ask
and it seems since knowing you
they’ve all been answered

You’ve made everything complete
You’ve swept me off my feet
Everything I need to understand
Can be had just by holding your hand

I’ve never been so sure of anything else in my life
as I ask you one last question:
Will you be my wife?

You’ve got a lot to reevaluate in your relationship when you propose via a poorly rhymed poem posted on a glorified bulletin board. But points for originality . . . we guess?

Re: Lunching with grandma? – w4m – m4w (Metro 29 Diner)
Date: 2010-11-17, 4:36PM EST

Could have been his wife?

You said:
I was stopped at a light on Lee Hwy in Arlington and saw you come out of Metro 29 Diner this afternoon with a little old lady around 1:30ish. It just struck me as so freaking cute. I wish I could find a man who loves his grandma 🙂 You had on a dark blue hat and a black jacket and I imagine you have a kind heart <3

Or court-ordered community service? Hey, you never know.

Kent, who called my work about a job – m4m – 21 (Reston)
Date: 2010-11-16, 3:08PM EST

You described your name as being spelt like, “Kent like Clark Kent,” and I told you I appreciated the Superman reference.

Just thought you sounded cute and even though I’m more of a Spiderman fan I think I’d like to get to know you better.

Personally, we’d like to hear Bruce Wayne on the other side of the phone. But either way, it’s a gutsy move to put out a personal for a cute voice.

i feel like the walking dead around you – w4m (work)
Date: 2010-11-15, 11:08PM EST

you light up my entire day with your smile and sweet compliments and gazes i can’t bear to break.

and i will never, ever tell you that.

So you he makes you feel like a zombie, and lights up your day? Get your metaphors straight, please.

Royal Carribean Cruise 2004 – m4w – 24 (Fairfax County)
Date: 2010-11-14, 10:23PM EST

I know this might not yeild me any results but I thought I’d try…I met a girl on a Cruise in April 2004…Her name was Sarah…Her aim sn was shudbblond121…wondering if anyone knows this girl…Please let me know…

We don’t know which is sadder: that he’s looking for a girl he met 6½ years ago or that he only had enough game to get her screen name.

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