New York is a great city to be single in. It's highly likely that you'll pass at least one person on any given day that's cute enough to qualify as Your Next First Date. But with the herds of people you trudge through every day on the street, on the subway, in a shop, etc., it can be just as easy to lose someone in the crowd as easily as you happened upon them. Even if you find the opportunity to talk, there's always the possibility that you won't have the courage to ask for a phone number during that brief chance encounter that fate has tossed your way.
Enter Craigslist's Missed Connections. Now every time you politely smile at that attractive stranger on the train only to be crushed moments later when they get off at the stop before yours, you can take to this online forum in an attempt to reconnect with that fleeting object of your affection.
While Missed Connections is mostly cluttered with these "we made eye contact, I thought you were cute" declarations, you'll also run across some entertaining little gems that range anywhere from strange and confusing to odd and creepy. And now, enjoy a handful of our current favorites...
Sorry, you don't get extra credit for rhyming.
I love a big strong man who's not afraid to get a pedicure.
Fifty Shades of Gr—wait, are people doing this stuff in real life?
Bitter, party of 1.
Make that Bitter, party of 2.
Maybe all you Bitters should form a support group?
This happened on St. Marks because of course it did.
Survey says... Eggs Benedict and a Bloody Mary. (I mean, really, isn't that what everyone eats at brunch?)
Dude, this isn't the Lost & Found. (P.S. you can get a fresh new pack of Bics at Duane Reade for a buck.)
If that was his wife this whole thing just got awkwaaaaard.
Loves Shakespeare AND knows sign language? Can such a cultured man exist?
At least you got some sound advice on your decor. He was right, by the way.
And finally, a last word of advice for all you MCers.