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Craigslist’s Missed Connections, however, remain popular, according to spokeswoman Susan Mac Tavish Best.
“Humans really do value a long shot,” she said in an email.
For a few years after it opened in the late 1990s, visitors were able to post an “I Saw You At Tryst” message on the coffee shop’s website, and others could reply.
She believes the anonymous quality of missed connections is part of what makes them so appealing. We tend to believe in “interpersonal magic,” such as love at first sight, says Stanford University sociology professor Michael Rosenfeld.
“Some people will find you funny and laugh at your jokes in a way that makes you feel smart and attractive, and other people will look at you like you’re crazy when you tell the same joke,” he said.
“Specifically with guys, we always try to find the perfect opportunity where we have the best chance of getting a positive response from someone we want to talk to.” Sometimes, there’s a professional barrier.
As executive director of Friends of Woodley Park, Ryan Wegman often speaks at community events where he meets new people.