I have been viewing Craigslist Missed Connections section for around a year now. At first the missed connections I came across were just another way for me to pass the time. Some wrote love letters to missed loved ones from their past, others wrote broke up letters, and some were just looking to make contact with a girl or guy they went to school with.
Everything all seemed innocent and harmless up until the day I saw my
friends name who I went to school posted on the forum. Supposedly
someone was desperately looking for!
I was interested. I emailed the person and asked them why they were
looking for her, and why they lost contact. Well supposedly they went to
college together and hooked up a few times. When she went back home, he
lost contact with her.
Oddly though, he knew what town she was from, something she either did
or did not disclose with him. The thing that weirded me out was, if he
hooked up with her, and knew what town she was from, why would she never have left him with her phone number?
Something seemed fishy, so I never bothered making contact with this
person again. Nor was I about to give any details on her whereabouts
without a better answer. I figured if she wanted him to contact her she
would of left him with a number, or an address, seeing how she still
lives in the same house she has since she was a kid.
I however could be dead wrong...but I tend to work off of intuition.
Besides this first hand encounter with how Missed Connections
simplifies stalking would be another incident about my friend who works
in a grocery store. I am browsing though Missed Connections again, and
low and behold I see one of her co-workers names being called on. Oh
this should be interesting!
This one was looking for: Julia the sexy cashier at X (name
withheld) grocery store, who packed my bags this Saturday. I winked at
you, you looked away. I think you are so hot, please if you see this, or
if someone knows her, please email me. I'd like to get in touch with
Okay pal... obviously when you winked, and she looked away, it was her
kindly rejecting you. Now you are looking to get in touch with her
after being rejected? What gives? If you need to see her so badly, go
back to the flipping store,where security can take care of you.
Craigslist Missed Connections, has for me, always been an interesting
part of the Craigslist site, a place where people either genuinely are
looking for a long lost loved one... or for people who are looking to further
stalk the girl/guy they saw at a red light at such and such
intersection. It truly can get downright bizarre at times. If not scary.
I check Missed Connections almost daily now, if not to entertain
myself with the downright strange call outs, but to see who may be
stalking me, or one of my close friends.
All in all, I will say that Missed Connections can get pretty weird at
times, and some of the things you may come across may freak you out,
but entertaining it is. You just never know; that guy at the traffic
light next to you... he may oddly enough be looking to have relations with you. Or the girl you bumped into at 711... she may want to hook up.
Or you may even discover something you would never expect. An ex
boyfriend from high school looking for you, or a neighbor who is
confessing his love for another neighbor. It is one section on the site
not to miss. Missing loved ones, andStalkers included!