OK, so a girl I work with just turned me on to the “Missed Connections” section of Craigslist. How have I gone this long without knowing about this? Someone, please explain. In case you didn’t know about it either, “Missed Connections” is a section of the site where people can post messages for people they saw in passing that they thought were interesting or really hot – but didn’t get the chance to speak to – in hopes that that person is a pathetic loser too — Ooops, did I say that?

Anyway, this guy she saw on the train posted a missed connection for her and she saw it. Now they’re in love. Well, not really… Anywhoo, at first I thought it was really lame that people actually check this thing regularly hoping that someone is secretly longing for them, but then I realized that for a single homebody like me, this is the perfect way to find a date. I mean, maybe the poster isn’t looking for me per se, but if I have some similar characteristics to the person they are looking for, I figure it can’t hurt to reply, right?
Poster: Cute Blonde at Krispy Kreme in Dupont:
You were gorgeous. You asked if I was in line… You were wearing a black coat, had short blonde hair pulled back into a pony tail. Your emerald green eyes and your lips were stunning. Care to do lunch sometime?
Me: Hmmm, I’m kinda cute… I have lips… AND eyes. They’re not green, I’m not blonde and I’ve never been to that Krispy Kreme, but I do have a black coat. I should write him back. Maybe he just got that other stuff wrong… I love lunch.

Yay Cragslist!

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