If you’ve browsed the Missed Connections section on Craigslist, you know the records can range from dessert to cringey to creepy. Ever wondered if the writers actually find the person they’re go looking for?
A bunch of Redditors shared what happened when their missed associates grew real-life encounters.
For some, their uprights contributed wedding( ahem, and divorce ), but others ended on a sour note–keep say to get the scoop.
An underground encounter.
My friend was carrying her groceries on a hectic subway from Manhattan to Queens, and this person gave up his fanny for her.
They didn’t chat, but locked sees several times and as the chap get off, my friend said they smiled and giggled at each other.
After she got home, her roommate informed her to post on missed bonds, but when she went on the person have really affixed about her!
They dated for a short time, but he then got back along with an ex he’d met through AA. — euancmurphy
Hey , not every meet-cute concludes with marriage.
A swing and a miss.
I used to browsing Missed Connections. I experienced one that said something like,” I see you walking your hound on[ street] every day. You’re cute, and I’d like to talk to you .”
That was my street, and I’d seen lots of girls sauntering bird-dogs there, so I figured I’d cure a bro out.
I sent back something like,” There are quite a few cute girls who saunter puppies on[ street ], you may want to update your upright with a description of the girl and the dog. I’m the average gaping blonde with the scruffy grey hound .”
He emailed back saying that I was the one he was referring to! WHAT.
So I thanked him and told him( truthfully) that I was a single mama going through a hard time and wasn’t ready to even think it is right dating.
I got a friendly email back, caring me best available, and that was that. — insertcaffeine
A little self-love raise never hurt anyone!
Where in the world is Waldo?
It wasn’t really a missed communication in the sense that one of us experienced the other and affixed about it.
I had just moved to a brand-new orbit and hadn’t met numerous parties hitherto, so to entertain myself( I had yet be informed about Reddit ), I would post clearly gag( I was not insidious) missed attachments.
The post he responded to was me looking for Waldo.
He responded to me jokingly, as Waldo, saying he was in search of his love Carmen SanDiego. We chatted for a while, and we hit it off.
Met a few weeks later. Got marriage some years later. Get divorced a few years after that. — TheClicheMovieTrope
A roller coaster of a story.
A good friend is hard to find.
I congregated person from a missed relationship. Once we encountered, I realized that I didn’t have any dreamy interest in this person, and he didn’t have any in me.
But, we became pretty good friends! We were even roommates one year when I was in university.
Even now when we both have our own SO’s, we are continuing like to get coffee and catch up. He’s a really awesome person! — sillybanana2 012
The most healthful Missed Connection.
Bus stops and wedding bells.
I have a good friend that congregated this guy at a bus stop, I speculate. They chit-chat casually for a few minutes, and that was the end of it.
Later, your best friend was knocking himself for not inviting the guy out for coffee or something and announced a missed attachment about it.
About a week subsequently, bus stop guy’s boss was browsing missed attachments and realise the description of the guy’s hat, so he communicated him the posting.
And now, several years later, my friend and bus stop chap are married.
My friend still has a screenshot of the missed alliances affix saved on his phone. — Quinntissential
We’re wholly now for this love story( can someone satisfy make it into a movie ?).
Next, a sign that didn’t quite expect the response they received.
An unexpected response.
I saw this girl at Starbucks that was just gorgeous.
Looked like she was amused “re going through” some s ** t on the phone so I didn’t say anything( don’t wanna be that chap who can’t spoke social cues ).
Left and kicked myself over it subsequently so next day I affixed in missed ties-in( although I was positive nothing used to come of it, really felt good putting it out there ).
Around 3 days later get a reply.
Not from her, but from another girlfriend who read it and liked the honesty in it. We intention up talking and exchanging multitudes and have been dating since( about 6 months away ). — JustEnough_Might
Missed Connections work in inexplicable ways.
A shining recognise on your morning commute.
I noticed that I’d see the same Ford Focus ST several times a few weeks during my commute. The motorist was a total cutie.
I caught him staring at me several times, so one day I beckoned at him, and he gesticulated back. This gone on for a few weeks.
I affixed an ad to see if he was out there, and I got about a dozen replies from guys claiming to be him. I knew immediately who the real one was because he responded asking if I drove a red WRX.
We exchanged phone number.
We texted a little bit backward and forward, but when he moved me this long mawkish text about how it was fate and adore at first sight, I get cold feet and panicked.
I had just gone through a particularly bad breakup and wasn’t ready for anyone to talk about adore at first sight. — penholdtogatineau
Way better than road rage!
Thanks but no thanks.
My stepbrother affixed a missed attachment for a girl “hes seen” when he was at freight court.
She was there for a race ticket just like he was so he thought he had a good meet-cute narrative. She responded to his ad with a gracious” thanks, but no thanks .”
He did end up congregate his wife on Craigslist a few months later, but merely by announcing a regular ad though. — 10per
That last part has us scratching our heads.
Noped out of there.
I’m on the subway here in Toronto during morning traffic jam going to work.
Me and this really cute Asian girl remain exchanging gleams, then big smiles, then laughter from across the crowded subway.
I was get off at Yonge Station, which is probably the biggest hub, so I figured she’d get off more. I was going to talk to her, but she didn’t get off 🙁
I realized that it was a long shot, but I announced to missed alliances. A month surpassed, and I had long since forgotten about it.
Then I get an email inviting about the ad, saying that it was her. Now I’m no dummy, so I was very skeptical, but she was able to pin down the time, situate, and even describe how I appeared.
I was so stunned! We exchanged counts and talked, then we agree to meet for a date, a lunch year which I thought was kinda weird.
So we match, and she tells me that she is married with a kid, and looking for some” discreet recreation “. Needless to tell, I noped the hell outta there.
Still though, was good that she was upfront about it, but yeah I wanted no part of that disaster lol. — Jagermeister1 977
Honesty is key, in relationships and in Missed Connections.
Craigslist isn’t ever so friendly.
I was at work one day when a co-worker, called Erika, told me I’d had a missed communication written about me.
I toiled at a bookstore, downtown in a big city as a visual merchandiser.
I had read the Missed Connections before, dreamed that one would get written about me, but never thought it would happen-cause that’s the stuff out of a rom-com.
Nevertheless, she communicated me a link to the missed alliance, and this is it:
Working at( Word of my bookstore) on Sunday( 20 th of December)( the address of my old-fashioned bookstore) – m4w
You were propagandizing a go-cart or trolley full of diaries; I was in a rush as I passed by you. We fastened sees several times though. You had long dark whisker, and I was wearing a toque and black leather Jacket.
Now, this may seem pretty vague, but it’s me.
Nobody else was in that day, and merch parties push carts like it’s nobody business, and another merch daughters on that day were a red-haired girl and a pale brunette.
So I reacted. Principally because I don’t like to leave parties hanging. Parties should doubt “whatever happened.”
HE GOT CREEPY REAL QUICK. I necessitate 0 to stalker in 60 seconds.
I went on vacation with my parents( Christmas period ), and he emailed me 3 times in the encompas of 5 days be” Where’d “theres going” ?”,” You still there ?”,” Drop off on me ?”
He computed me on FB and IG without me telling him what those controls were. He started liking slides I’d been tagged in on your best friend Instagram.
Visited my ex’s sheets. He kept pushing for my phone numbers or saying he” was going to be around my work” on days I wasn’t even manipulating.
Luckily I had already observed a new job.
I think he’s still on my Facebook contacts. His last-place letter to me reads” One of those non-replying forms, eh? :P” YEAH I DON’T THINK SO, BUD. — samwritessometimes
Creepy guys lurk in every corner of the internet.
On the next page, Dad is sneaking Missed Connections.
My mom and I were driving somewhere once, and this gorgeous chap on a motorcycle plucks up next to us at a flare, and “were in” both discreetly swooning.
I figured I’d try and make a post there for the hell of it and I got a reply from the guy’s dad? He provisioned a photo, and it was him.
The guy turned out to be the lover of this girlfriend I went to high school with. I never contacted him after creeping on Facebook but I actually just wanted to know who he was.
I still noticed it weird that his daddy replied with his information, knowing “hes in” a relationship. — Vittra6 66
This one’s just super confusing.
I was asked to dance at a club one nighttime when I was just about to go out for a smoke. When I came back inside, she was gone.
Posted a missed ties and examine back from her the next day.
We went on a year a week later, and she turned out to be a somewhat good conversationalist, and we had mostly good-for-nothing in common. — moonspyke
Not quite affection at first sight.
A GameStop encounter gone wrong.
I cultivated at GameStop for about 2 and a half years when I was in community college. One daytime on my lunch interrupt, I had to go to Verizon to pick up a brand-new screen shield for my iPhone.
I resolved up being taken care of by a person in his early 30′ s, sometime 20′ s. We were talking while he was going me all fixed up nice now.
He struck up a gossip about my fasten screen which was a picture of a chameleon, and we got speak about reptiles and eventually about my job at GameStop and video games and our same fascinates.
It was a delightful exchange. I left and went back to wield not really recalling anything of it.
A few days later, I was in class, and my boss communicated me a textbook saying they were talking about me on the radio.
I was flustered and concerned, so I justified myself from class and called me boss. Changes out, one of our local radio stations has a” missed joinings” segment.
I didn’t even know what it was at the time. But apparently, they read over the radio a description of a girl with” short-lived dark-brown “hairs-breadth”, a septum echo and Pokeball measures who works at local GameStop” and my boss virtually drove off the road.
I ceased up discovering the ad and contacting members of the public who posted it and for sure, “its been” Verizon guy. I was pretty mortified, but I gave him a shot and talked to him for a little bit.
He kind of determined me painful, especially whenever I would talk about video games he would tell me how “sexy” it was.( Making as the status of women at GameStop was a nightmare)
I was currently going on appointments with various chaps as I has only started dating again.
I was going kind of attributed to one of the guys I was watching and participated a probable relation with him, so I felt it was only fair to tell Verizon guy this.
I told him” I just wanted you to know that I’m various kinds of see anyone .” To which he replied,” so am I, I’m glad we can be honest with each other !”
Needless to say, we stopped talking after that and I shunned that Verizon like the affliction.
When I eventually went back a few years later start I involved a brand-new phone, I talked to one of the salesmen about it and he responded,” Oh yeah that sounds like him. He got fired a while ago, works at Dunkin Donuts now .” Nice. — kgwoohoo
The stuff of Missed Connections nightmares.
Mambo# 5: the eventual compassion song.
My friends and I were pretty into checking Missed Communications on CL in Boston around’ 09 -‘ 10.
We would often post fake ones for one another, but I was mindlessly scrolling through and received a real one that was definitely for me.
The designation was something like” Girl in Volvo, Me on Bike ,” and listed the intersection where it had come, which was right by my home.
I remembered that a few nights earlier a person razz by me on his bike, and I checked him/ his bicycle out, since apparently, I was under the impression that my automobile openings were colors and he wouldn’t notice( this report is also nighttime ).
The body added,” I looked at you, you looked at me, then Mambo# 5 went on my iPod shuffle “.
I thought it was funny fairly and greeted, I imagine saying something like,” I don’t know what’s weirder, the fact that you posted this or the fact that I met it .”
We had a brief interaction on AIM( like I spoke,’ 09 -‘ 10 ), and I picture even contributed one another on Facebook. But I was dating person at the time, and it never became farther than that.
Ya, I predict this story is nice boring, but I typed it all out, so there “theres going”, Reddit. — queen_carlotta
Needless to say , not every Missed Connection is an epic love story.
I was living in the San Francisco Bay Area, and a girl bumped my automobile in traffic. We were kinda stuck in traffic, and it was uncertain if this was serious enough to get out.
I could see her in my rearview and considered she was quite attractive.
I affixed a Missed Linkage about it and said that it’s cool, but if she wants to make it up to me then she can buy me chocolate.
A girl reacted saying that she’s pretty sure it was her, and we discussed the details of the jolt, and she said she was totally down for that coffee. But she never responded to my follow-up :/ — forgonsj
Ah, what could have been…
Next, the tear-jerking tale of a aviator who saved the day.
An angel of a pilot.
Had an adventure with an airline aviator. I had left my phone in the bathroom, and the plane were just about to taken away from.
He examined the helpers being rude and not letting me out to get wise, and started to be sprint with me down to the lavatory to get it.
Told me the plane wouldn’t leave without him.
Later, I stood to thank him and has pointed out that I was flying to see my pa, who was dying.
My phone was my simply alliance, I had no idea what airline I was on next nor did I have money other than enough for a cab once I got there. Without my phone, I was screwed.
Found him on Craigslist two days later. He told me I was an alluring young woman and not to worry and that everything was going to be OK. He was right.
My dad compiled it, and I gathered him out of a brutal nursing home months later and grew his caregiver. We got a few more times with him.
I contacted the airline to get in touch with the aviator, but they would not give me his info. I exactly want to tell him, thank you. — brainslugleela
This one melted our hearts.
Sometimes happens do work out.
I have a friend who is currently living with her Craigslist missed linkage, and they’re 2 years into a relationship with a cat!
They met at a barroom and expended the night together.
Then her friend got sick, so she went to the washrooms with her, is coming a while later and the bar had closed, so everyone had left, and they hadn’t swapped digits.
She announced a missed bond, and he got in touch !! I cherish that story; I affirm I’ve told it more terms than she has. — misstreesandteas
May “hes living” happily ever after with their cat.
I ensure a missed connect with my first name( not that common) in a target I used to frequent the bars.
I was strange if it was for me but something about how it was written told me it wasn’t.
Then one night I got a textbook from some dude I satisfied up with one time, 6 years ago, admitting his everlasting kindnes for me.
I did a overrule quantity hunting and figured out who he was and was stunned, like oh my god that was so long ago what is wrong with this chap?
It turns out he considered I was someone else with a different last name. Womp womp.
Clean out your damn contact roster once every, oh I don’t know, 6 years, so this doesn’t happen to you.
If a girl barriers you, she doesn’t want to be found. — goldengirlsmom
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