I admit it. When I need a pick-me-up, I read Missed Connections on Craigslist. About 25% are real, honest-to-God, “we had a moment there, I wish I had asked for your number.” Another 25% are simply, “hey hot lady! I love you!” At least 25% are, “I’m lonely, wanna sleep with me? Anyone?” And the rest are a mix of misplaced personal ads (“Married guy looking for married woman, no singles please”), chain letters (“if you post this on every CL board, you will have sex tomorrow”), searches (“has anyone seen Anna Montez? She was my roommate and we lost touch”), and the like.
But never in my history of reading MC have I read a preemptive, “it wasn’t a missed connection, you hag.”