Craigslist missed connections

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Resolving love’s labour’s lost—how to make sure all’s well that ends well with Craigslist missed connections

The concept of ‘missed connections’ have filled our stories for as long as we’ve been telling them.

Shakespeare had his own famous pair of ‘star-crossed lovers,’ Romeo and Juliet, and likewise wrote the Elizabethan equivalent of romantic comedies (A Midsummer Night’s Dream comes to mind) a genre later authors (ex. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen) would continue.

This being the digital age, of course, all this has been taken to a whole new level with the Craigslist missed connections section (something which The New Yorker had no problem playfully roasting in an article)

Here are just six ways taking to Craigslist can help you make the connections—romantic and otherwise—you might otherwise have missed…