February 26, 2013
How ‘Missed Connections’ Happen in Our Own Homes

Craigslist’s “Missed Connections” section is full of ads posted by people who, in most cases, didn’t take advantage of an opportunity to ask someone out. I think of it happening on a subway, or in a bar, or in line at a Subway. It turns out the most common place it happens in the United States is Walmart. Which makes more sense, actually.
Dorothy Gambrell made this map for Psychology Today, based on where the 100 most recent Missed Connections in each state happened. Apart from the flood of Walmarts, the most striking thing is Indiana’s top spot: “at home.”
Read more. [Image: Dorothy Gambrell/Psychology Today]

How ‘Missed Connections’ Happen in Our Own Homes

Craigslist’s “Missed Connections” section is full of ads posted by people who, in most cases, didn’t take advantage of an opportunity to ask someone out. I think of it happening on a subway, or in a bar, or in line at a Subway. It turns out the most common place it happens in the United States is Walmart. Which makes more sense, actually.

Dorothy Gambrell made this map for Psychology Today, based on where the 100 most recent Missed Connections in each state happened. Apart from the flood of Walmarts, the most striking thing is Indiana’s top spot: “at home.”

Read more. [Image: Dorothy Gambrell/Psychology Today]

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    To be more specific, DC’s occur @ Gallery Place
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    Some of these are so specific, i.e. LA Fitness, Stop & Shop, McDonald’s. Also, does “subway" mean the subway or the...
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    It is a dream of mine to be a Missed Connection.
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    LOL I love how Nevada is just CASINO.
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    Um, do people just walk around in front of houses in Indiana? I’m imagining a parade of single people.
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    My thought on sharing this not so much to advocate what’s here or what may be implied by what’s presented here. Rather,...
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    lol walmart