Tuesday, July 12, 2005

Missed Connections

I am totally fascinated by the craigslist personals page -- the Missed Connections portion in particualr. For the uninitiated, anonymous users are able to post "shout outs" to people that they see in public but never get a chance to ask for a number, or in most cases never even have the nerve to say hello to.

There are hundreds of posts describing some beauty who made eye contact on the Metro for a split second before disembarking the train or a the hot guy working on the 4th floor of your building. It's an astounding example of how many genuine romantics and complete assholes there are out there. Some are sweet, some are funny, and others are downright terrifying.

I can't decide whether this is an interesting way of meeting people or a psychotic forum for virtual stalking. Either way, I'm gonna keep reading.


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