If you’ve browsed the Missed Connections section on Craigslist, you know the enterings can range from sugary to cringey to creepy. Ever wondered if “the authors ” actually find the person or persons they’re go looking for?
A bunch of Redditors shared what happened when their missed connects became real-life encounters.
For some, their posts resulted wedlock( ahem, and divorce ), but others aimed on a sour note–keep learn to get the scoop.
An underground encounter.
My friend was carrying her groceries on a busy subway from Manhattan to Queens, and this guy gave up his seat for her.
They didn’t chat, but locked eyes a few times and as the person get off, my friend suggest that they smiled and tittered at one another.
After she got home, her roommate told her to post on missed connects, but when she went on the person had previously been posted about her!
They dated for a little while, but he then got back along with an ex he’d encountered through AA. — euancmurphy
Hey , not every meet-cute concludes with marriage.
A swing and a miss.
I to benefit from browsing Missed Connections. I determined 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 going bird-dogs there, so I figured I’d help a bro out.
I sent back something like,” There are quite a few cute girls who march bird-dogs on[ street ], you are able want to update your post with a description of the girl and the dog. I’m the average gazing blonde with the scruffy lily-white hound .”
He emailed back “re 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 should be considered dating.
I got a friendly email back, pleasing me the best, and that was that. — insertcaffeine
A little self-esteem increase never hurt anyone!
Where in the world is Waldo?
It wasn’t really a missed linkage in the sense that one of us met the other and posted about it.
I had just moved to a brand-new area and hadn’t met many people yet, so to entertain myself( I had yet to hear about Reddit ), I would post clearly joke( I was not subtle) missed associates.
The post he responded to was me go 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 married a few years later. Getting divorced a few years after that. — TheClicheMovieTrope
A roller coaster of a story.
A good friend is hard to find.
I met someone from a missed communication. Once we fulfilled, I realized that I didn’t have any romantic 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, there continues to like to get coffee and catch up. He’s a really awesome person! — sillybanana2 012
The most wholesome Missed Connection.
Bus stops and wedding bells.
I have a good friend that encountered this person at a bus stop, I believe. They chit-chat casually for a few minutes, and “thats been” the end of it.
Later, my friend was kicking himself for not requesting the person out for coffee or something and posted a missed contact about it.
About a week subsequently, bus stop guy’s boss was browsing missed associates and realise the description of the guy’s hat, so he sent him the posting.
And now, several years later, my friend and bus stop guy are married.
My friend still has a screenshot of the missed associates post saved on his telephone. — Quinntissential
We’re wholly here for this love story( can person delight make it into a movie ?).
Next, a poster 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 confused going through some s ** t on the phone so I didn’t say anything( don’t wanna lies in the fact that person who can’t read social cues ).
Left and kicked myself over it afterward so next day I posted in missed connects( although I was positive nothing would come of it, only feel better putting it out there ).
Around 3 weeks later get a response.
Not from her, but from another girlfriend who read it and liked the sincerity in it. We intent up talking and exchanging numbers and ought to have dating since( about 6 months now ). — JustEnough_Might
Missed Connections work in mysterious ways.
A bright place on your morning commute.
I “ve noticed that” I’d see the same Ford Focus ST several times a week during my commute. The motorist was a total cutie.
I caught him staring at me a few times, so one day I rippled at him, and he waved back. This went on for a few weeks.
I posted an ad to see if he was out there, and I got about a dozen replies from people claiming to be him. I knew instantly who the real one was because he replied asking if I drove a ruby-red WRX.
We exchanged telephone number.
We texted a bit back and forth, but when he transmitted me this long gushy text about how the information was fate and adore at first sight, I got cold feet and panicked.
I had just gone through a particularly nasty 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 posted a missed communication for a girl “hes seen” when he was at traffic courtroom.
She was there for a accelerate ticket just like he was so he thought he had a good meet-cute tale. She responded to his ad with a polite” thanks, but no thanks .”
He did end up gratify his wife on Craigslist a few months later, but just by posting a regular ad though. — 10per
That last part has us scratching our heads.
Noped out of there.
I’m on the metro here in Toronto during morning rush hour to be working.
Me and this really cute Asian girl stop exchanging glances, then large-hearted 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 by too. I was going to talk to her, but she didn’t get off 🙁
I realized that it was a long shot, but I posted to missed contacts. A month passed, and I had long since keep forgetting about it.
Then I get an email asking about the ad, saying that it was her. Now I’m no dummy, so I was very skeptical, but she was able to nail down the time, place, and even describe how I gazed.
I was so scandalized! We exchanged amounts and talked, then we agree to meet for a date, a lunch date which I thought was kinda weird.
So we gratify, and she tells me that she is married with a kid, and looking for some” discreet merriment “. Needless to say, I noped the inferno outta there.
Still though, was good that she was upfront about it, but yeah I craved no part of that tragedy lol. — Jagermeister1 977
Honesty is key, in relationships and in Missed Connections.
Craigslist isn’t always so friendly.
I was at work one day when a co-worker, identified Erika, “ve told me” I’d had a missed associate written about me.
I worked 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 mailed me a link to the missed associate, and this is it:
Working at( Call of my bookstore) on Sunday( 20 th of December)( the address of my old-fashioned bookstore) – m4w
You were pushing a go-cart or trolley full of books; I was in a rush as I passed by you. We locked eyes several times though. You had long dark fuzz, 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 people push go-carts like it’s nobody business, and the other merch girlfriends on that day were a red-haired girlfriend and a pale brunette.
So I reacted. Largely because I don’t like to leave people hanging. People should wonder “whatever happened.”
HE GOT CREEPY REAL QUICK. I mean 0 to stalker in 60 seconds.
I went on vacation with my mothers( Christmas period ), and he emailed me three times in the span of 5 days being like” Where’d you go ?”,” You still there ?”,” Drop off on me ?”
He added me on FB and IG without me telling him what those manages were. He started liking pictures I’d been tagged in on your best friend Instagram.
Visited my ex’s pages. He retained pushing for my phone numbers or saying he” was going to be around my work” on days I wasn’t even running.
Luckily I had already met a new job.
I think he’s still on my Facebook contacts. His last-place message to me speak” One of those non-replying kinds, eh? :P” YEAH I DON’T THINK SO, BUD. — samwritessometimes
Creepy people lurk in every corner of the internet.
On the next page, Dad is lurking Missed Connections.
My mom and I were driving somewhere once, and this gorgeous person on a motorcycle draws up next to us at a sunlight, and we therefore 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 papa? He a photograph, and it was him.
The guy turned out to be the lover of this daughter I went to high school with. I never contacted him after creeping on Facebook but I really just wanted to know who he was.
I still found it weird that his daddy responded with his information, knowing he was in a relationship. — Vittra6 66
This one’s just super confusing.
I was asked to dance at a fraternity one darknes when I was just about to go out for a smoke. When I came back inside, she was gone.
Posted a missed associates and hear back from her the next day.
We went on a date a few weeks later, and she turned out to be a moderately poor conversationalist, and we had basically nothing in common. — moonspyke
Not quite love at first sight.
A GameStop encounter gone wrong.
I worked at GameStop for about 2 and a half years when I was in community college. One day on my lunch shatter, I had to go to Verizon to pick up a new screen defender for my iPhone.
I intention up being taken care of by a guy in his early 30′ s, late 20′ s. We were talking while he was getting me all set up.
He struck up a conversation about my lock screen which was a picture of a chameleon, and we got talking about reptiles and eventually about my job at GameStop and video games and our similar concerns.
It was a pleasant speech. I left and went back to job not really thinking anything of it.
A few days later, I was in class, and my boss sent me a text saying they were talking about me on the radio.
I was baffled and pertained, so I excused myself from class and called me boss. Turns out, one of our local radio stations has a” missed communications” segment.
I didn’t even know what it was at the time. But apparently, they speak over the radio a description of a girl with” short dark-brown hair, a septum echo and Pokeball gauges who works at neighbourhood GameStop” and my boss practically drove off the road.
I ended up determining the ad and contacting the person who posted it and sure enough, the information was Verizon guy. I was pretty embarrassed, but I presented him a shot and talked to him for a bit.
He kind of constructed me uncomfortable, especially whenever I would talk about video games he would tell me how “sexy” it was.( Operating as a woman at GameStop was a nightmare)
I was currently going on dates with various people as I had recently started dating again.
I was get various kinds of is connected to one of the guys I was hearing and find a possible 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 kind of see anyone .” To which he responded,” so am I, I’m glad we can be honest with one another !”
Needless to say, we stopped talking after that and I evaded that Verizon like the plague.
When I ultimately went back some years later make I necessity a new telephone, 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 ultimate adore song.
My friends and I were pretty into checking Missed Connections on CL in Boston around’ 09 -‘ 10.
We would frequently post fake ones for one another, but I was mindlessly scrolling through and discovered a real one that was definitely for me.
The name was something like” Girl in Volvo, Me on Bike ,” and rostered the intersection where it had occurred, which was right by my house.
I is recalled that a few darkness earlier a guy rode by me on his motorcycle, and I checked him/ his bicycle out, since apparently, I was under the impression that my car windows were hue and he wouldn’t notice( it was also nighttime ).
The body said,” I looked at you, you looked at me, then Mambo# 5 came on my iPod shuffle “.
I thought it was funny enough and reacted, I belief saying something like,” I don’t know what’s weirder, the fact that you posted this or the fact that I determined it .”
We had a brief interaction on AIM( like I said,’ 09 -‘ 10 ), and I anticipate even added each other on Facebook. But I was dating person at the time, and it never started farther than that.
Ya, I guess this story is pretty 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 car in traffic. We were kinda stuck in traffic, and it was uncertain if this was serious enough to got to get out.
I could see her in my rearview and guessed she was quite attractive.
I posted a Missed Associate about it and said that it’s cool, but if she wants to make it up to me then she can buy me coffee.
A girl reacted saying that she’s pretty sure it was her, and we discussed the details of the hump, 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 story of a captain who saved the day.
An angel of a pilot.
Had an adventure with an airline captain. I had left my phone in the bathroom, and the plane was about to take off.
He heard the assistants being rude and not letting me out to get wise, and proceeded to sprint with me down to the bathroom to get it.
Told me the plane wouldn’t leave without him.
Later, I bided to thank him and explained that I was flying to see my papa, who was dying.
My phone was my merely associate, I had no idea what airline I was on next nor did I have money other than enough for a taxi once I got there. Without my phone, I was screwed.
Found him on Craigslist two days later. He told me I was an attractive young woman and not to worry and that everything was going to be OK. He was right.
My dad stimulated it, and I drew 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 pilot, but they would not give me his info. I only want to tell him, thank you. — brainslugleela
This one melted our hearts.
Sometimes things do work out.
I have a friend who is currently living with her Craigslist missed connect, and they’re 2 years into connections with a feline!
They met at a barroom and spent the nighttime 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 numbers.
She posted a missed connect, and he got in touch !! I love that tale; I swear I’ve told it more days than she has. — misstreesandteas
May “hes living” happily ever after with their cat.
I assured a missed connection with my first name( not that common) in a home I used to frequent the bars.
I was curious if it was for me but something about how it was written told me it wasn’t.
Then one nighttime I got a text from some dude I met up with one time, 6 years ago, professing his undying desire for me.
I did a reversal amount pursuit and figured out who he was and was shocked, like oh my god that was so long ago what is wrong with this person?
It turns out he conceived I was someone else with a different last name. Womp womp.
Clean out your damn contact index formerly every, oh I don’t know, six years, so this doesn’t happen to you.
If a girl cubes you, she doesn’t want to be found. — goldengirlsmom