At 3:41 p.m. on Thursday, Jezebel Managing Editor Kate Dries received a series of text messages alerting her: men were typing a comment on an internet article.
Missed Connections is one of the most popular areas on Craigslist, and not coincidentally, it is also one of the most depressing.
After reading this story of Craigslist Missed Connection shitshow courtesy of The New York Times, it might be hard to ever jokingly mock those ads again.
Romance. It can start in so many places, in so many different ways. A chance meeting at a favorite restaurant or coffee shop. A shared interest in a local civic project or organization. A casual glance across a crowded room. Or, perhaps, while your wife is in labor, you fall in love with the nurse delivering your baby.
Every single day (maybe even every hour!) strange bits of Internet drift across the Jezebel transom, forcing us to ask ourselves: Real or fake? Unbelievable true story, or rank bullshit? This is such a common question in this office that today we find ourselves asking: What's weirder, some real-deal crazy Craiglist…
A traveler on a cross-country cycling expedition has taken to Craigslist in a desperate attempt to locate a lost travel companion: a life-size cutout of Justin Bieber.
Over the weekend, fandom converged in San Diego for Comic-Con, and while costumed superheroes were lining up to gawk at movie stars, they also had eyes for each other.
Two days ago, Alison, a very funny and furious Boston woman posted a missed connection on Craigslist to call out a fellow T passenger who she witnessed walking up to a stranger and telling her to lose weight. The post has since gone viral and now a different passenger on the same car (so he says) has come forward with…
Seven months ago, at a Subway restaurant in downtown Brooklyn, a 57-year-old Queens man met a woman who enraptured him. He didn't get her phone number. He didn't get her name. He did get an incredibly awkward selfie with her. And now, he's plastered that selfie all over the neighborhood, offering a $100 reward for…
Once a generation comes a love story so beautiful, so profound, that it somehow simultaneously fills you with hope (because romance isn't dead) and despair (because you'll likely never achieve a love so great). One such romance occurred this New Year's Eve and — in a truly modern take on the classic tale of Cinderella…
Were you farting in Seattle this weekend? Well, the maybe love of your life is looking for you.
Imagine you are a man who was very recently a boy. You were born circa 1988, a golden year for babies. You are lonely. You miss the good old days, when women looked and acted the way you imagine women from the movies do if those characters were real. Women like Josh Hartnett's love interest from 40 days and 40 Nights.…
If you were at New York Comic Con this past weekend and were wearing a Riddler costume and have a thick bubble ass, someone is looking for you.
Lena Dunham's ex-boyfriend wrote her a twisted missed connection, you guys!! Just kidding, it was most likely penned by a creative writing minor on too much Adderall.
This Chicago man has really laid it all out there – literally.
Did you look for someone to stuff your ballot on election night? You're not alone. During stressful times, many people relieve the anxiety with intimate relations. It's actually a pretty healthy way to get out all the craziness inside, right? Just bring all that election angst into the bedroom and work those sexxxxy…
Some San Franciscans like to joke about how the last week of August is the best time to hang out in the city because all of the burners are far away at Burning Man, finding themselves in a whirl of "Mother Earth" themed campsites and MDMA.
An Australian company is trying to turn missed connections into the basis for a dating site. We're extremely skeptical.
Check out Jessica Walter, who many of you may know from such cult comedies as Arrested Development, reading filthy Craigslist Missed Connections aloud.