Love in all the wrong places

Love in all the wrong places

Remember Craigslist’s “Missed Connections?” For that matter, remember Craigslist?

Neither did we, until a search for barstools turned to Missed Connections for a laugh.

For the unacquainted, Missed Connections is where people post messages in hopes of reconnecting with someone they encountered in public but didn’t muster the courage to talk to. In theory, the posts describe the location or circumstances of the encounter, the other person sees it, the two reconnect and live happily ever after. In practice, however, Missed Connections can be a seedy hellhole where people are just trying to solicit sex.

Craiglist declined in popularity in recent years with the rise of social media, as well as scam and safety concerns. So, we were perversely delighted to see Missed Connections is still quite active in Durango. So you don’t have to, we’ve pulled some of our favorites:

• “Looking for a hiking friend with hiking staff.” Oh god.

• “My cat ran out. She is a tabby cat that comes to her name (YUMMI).” Looks like a Boomer clicked the wrong button.

• “I was in front of you in line at City Market, white shirt, let’s meet.” Well that’s descriptive.

• “ISO hot bass player that played last Saturday night. Would love to visit waterfalls and eat lettuce wraps with you this weekend if you’re down, respectfully.” Uhhh…

• “Johnson? You out there?” At least it’s to the point.

Our personal favorites, however, come from our neighbors in Farmington:

• “Red Lobster waitress. Had you as a waitress yesterday.”

• “Speedway. I was parked by u as u were cleaning ur window..i aplogized for just parking there ibwas eating.”

• “Waitress Bdubs. I was there saturday night. Beautiful waitress working in the booth area. Long reddish hair, glasses and beautiful! If you read this and know somew who works at bdubs please help me find her.” Maybe you could find her at … BDubs?

Believe it or not, there are stories online about people meeting through Missed Connections, not getting murdered and actually working out as a couple. It’s a crazy world, and crazier things have happened, so the saying goes. And hey, we get it, it’s hard to meet people these days.

However, we may want to put the waitress at BDubs in a witness protection program or something.

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