According to Glamour, Dorothy Grambell put together a cool infographic for Psychology Today, showing the statistics of “Missed Connections” posted on Craigslist, and it’s kind of fascinating to see the nationwide trends. Almost as fascinating as randomly reading the Missed Connections section in your city just in case any of them happen to sound like you.
- Seriously, Walmart? Besides Ohio, in Idaho, Texas, New Mexico, and practically every Southern state, the most frequently-cited place for a missed connection was everyone’s favorite/most hated superstore.
- Northwestern women. The state of Washington had the highest number of women seeking men or other women. Nationwide, men seeking either women or men made up over three quarters of the posted missed connections.
- The older we get, the less innocent the places in which people cross paths. At age 20, the most common missed connection spot was an ice cream store. So sweet. At 30, it was a bar but by 40, it was a strip club or adult bookstore.
- Unsurprisingly obvious places. In New York, the most frequently cited location is the subway. In California, it’s a 24-hour fitness center.
- Where?!?! Frequently cited places that seem kind of nuts: Gas stations in Colorado, in the car in Georgia and at home in Indiana.
Anyone ever posted/responded to a Missed Connections post? Um, was it at a Walmart?