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Have You Ever Had a Missed Connection?

If you've ever looked at Craigslist's Missed Connections, you know just how many people are seeking out that certain someone they locked eyes with on the subway, at the grocery store, or at the airport but never got the chance to speak to. An article written today on explained this phenomenon perfectly:

Craigslist,,, — these missed-opportunity matchmakers have become a staple of online modern love. They've also become a way for some singles to fantasize about the people they'd like to meet and those they hope will want to meet them.

Missed connections are great for those who don't have the confidence or courage to approach someone in person — sometimes all it takes is a little buffer to ease the fear! I have friends that have had luck in this arena before so tell me, have you ever meet someone through an online missed connection? If so, were you the one who posted it or was it him that wrote a query about you?


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connect4 connect4 8 years
Yes, it worked and I have by far the most amazing and craziest story to along with it. Does love at first site exist?
Tami715 Tami715 8 years
LOL karlotta... sorry it was painfully uncomfortable, but at least it gave you a good story! :D
linditamaria linditamaria 8 years
karlotta, your story is hilarious!!!
bluebellknoll bluebellknoll 8 years
I had a friend go on a date with a girl who wrote a "chance meeting" ad about him in the local paper. I think they went to a Blazer game but it wasn't a love connection. At my old job we use to read the "chance meeting" section and a variety of "other" classifieds over lunch for laughs. Yeah...we needed to get a life.
Nitachequita Nitachequita 8 years
Ive never had a missed connection, but I love the one that was all over the news last year: this guy in NYC created a website to find a girl he was too shy to talk to on the subway, and found her!
RubberDogTurds RubberDogTurds 8 years
I read that very article on CNN the other day and decided to browse the missed connections for funsies. I actually found one some guy wrote for myself on there from when I was at a convention... it was so random! I did remember the guy since we were all dressed up and it's easy to remember distinct costumes. I am in a serious relationship but I decided to reply in a friendly manner since he took the time to post on there. I just thanked him for the nice compliments, said I was in a relationship but he seems like a nice guy, and told him to say hi when I'm dressed as this one character at the convention next year. Overall, a very random experience but makes for a good little story. On a side note, I found some super creepy posts under missed connections when I was browsing. It's a new fad and it's already tainted!
alltherage alltherage 8 years
it sounds romantic but yeah i wonder reading them how you know its about you etc?
karlotta karlotta 8 years
Tami, it was... so freaking awkward too! I was 15 at the time and incredibly shallow so I didn't do my all to see past his handicap. He'd been deaf all his life so we couldn't really communicate; I had to speak very slowly for him to read my lips, and you can't imagine the effort to make out what he was saying (having never heard, his speech was seriously impaired.) We had pretty much nothing to talk about, even though we tried very hard, but we were both incredibly uncomfortable (I would have been even if he hadn't been deaf - the whole situation was just strange: we'd met at our train station, and were just sitting there on a bench!!) After a couple of hours of this, we parted ways and I started taking the early train every morning! Thanks for liking my story :)
Alyssa9986 Alyssa9986 8 years
Oh my roommate and I like to get a little tipsy off of wine and peruse these whilst we laugh ourselves silly and some of the BEYOND creepy ads some of these people put up. Honestly, don't mean to offend anyone if that's your thing...but....really? To each their own! Keeps us quite entertained :)
candace87 candace87 8 years
Has this ever worked for anyone? Like a first-hand experience with this? I'm curious. How would you know if it was about you? Maybe i'll read some of them, never really looked at them at all.
WhatTheFrockBlog WhatTheFrockBlog 8 years
Years ago, when I was single, I locked eyes with a guy at Target and I swear there were sparks. But he was buying an inflatable kiddie pool so I figured he was married with a kid or two. :( If he'd been purchasing something else, I probably would've posted an ad on Missed Connections.
Mesayme Mesayme 8 years
don't ...get ...started. I'm trying to put it behind me. If he'll let me. (He won't) I check. :shrug:
356UIK 356UIK 8 years
No but I read them from time to time. I think they're adorable :)
MisterPinkNoTip MisterPinkNoTip 8 years
No I haven't, but one night I couldn't sleep, so I decided to go through the missed connections, and I found a posting that someone was looking for my friend Zach haha.
Tami715 Tami715 8 years
karlotta, what an awesome story! Aside from the awkward conversation with the dad, how did the date go?
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
i have this ex who used to post these on craigslist all the time in the hopes that someone would respond and i think that he's said that it's worked ...i don't know if it was a lie or not - but i know that some people have had this work out for them. one of my co-workers even said that she found someone post about her. i thought about it sometimes, because there was this REALLY hot guy who worked out at the same gym that i did for AGES but i never posted cause i didn't want to have to wonder if he would read it
babysoftpink babysoftpink 8 years
no, wonder if anyone is looking for me? This is only *cool* when you have romantic feelings that reciprocate that of the admirer. If you have *NO* feeling, it's weird and I hate stalker to death. They demean you, instill fear and gain control over restricting your freedoms. Oh, I so despite them.
karlotta karlotta 8 years
I didn't have a missed connection that way; but back when I was in High School, I developed a crush on a guy I saw on the train every morning. One day I brought a note for him with me, pushed it in his hand and ran off. Like a total moron. After that I was so embarrassed that I took the earlier train for a few days. But then I got a phone call - FROM HIS FATHER. My first thought was that he was going to berate me for stalking his son and ask me to leave him alone or what. But nope. Turns out the guy was calling me because his son was deaf, and couldn't do it himself. So his dad set us up on a date... it was so freaking awkward.
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