That is the question. When used properly, I think Missed Connections can be a somewhat romantic, if not unconventional, tool for finding love in a hopeless place. My boyfriend, however, thinks they’re “100-percent Creepy McCreeperstein.” Read our comments below and tell us what you think:
“I’ve seen you on the Red Line, getting on at the Grand Street stop. You’re always wearing a brown leather jacket; hair perfectly styled into a long braided ponytail. Ear buds in ear, rocking out to your iPod…I’m wondering…what are you listening to? Was it Drake? Justin Timberlake maybe? I’ve watched you bob your head to the beat, and at the same time tried to figure out a way to walk up and introduce myself. You exited the train before I got a chance to say “Hello.”
Perhaps you have a train crush that you see every day, but you haven’t quite mustered up the courage to say hello. Or maybe you had a brief interaction with someone on a plane and you forgot to swap digits (p.s., there’s a site for that) before you went your separate ways.
As long as your intentions are genuine and you’re not a secret serial killer, I don’t see anything wrong with a quest for online love. Granted, there are some creepers out there…but creepers are lurking everywhere! The bus stop, Wal-Mart…they could even be as close as the next cubicle. Gasp! And hopefully, these wannabe modern-day Romeos put forth a little but more effort than: “We met today!! You are very sexy!! Lets meet for a drink. I bought a Ravens glass.” (Seriously?!) Obviously, you have to do a little better than that…like a lot.
And for funsies, you can check out this “Saddest Map in America,” which depicts where people are (almost) finding love in this great country of ours. For Marylanders, such as myself, the park is the place to be, while Chicagoans, like my boyfriend, are checking each other out on the CTA. Surprisingly, many Americans are pining away over new lost love at Wal-Mart. Who knew?