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Missed Connection and a Query


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Ed. Note: If this is you, please email [email protected] so I can put you in touch with OP. PoPville is not affiliated with either party, please proceed with any potential connection at your own risk using caution as you would any online encounter. For those curious about passed missed connections, some have been made and when possible I’ll try to update when/if more are made.

“Dear PoPville,

I never do this, but it’s 2020, so why not? I’m a single straight cis woman in her 30s who loves to bike on the weekends – it’s been the best part of the pandemic for me. On my ride yesterday [Saturday], I came across a cute guy in a blue biking top right before the bike bridge to Bladensburg sitting down on the grass off the trail. My gut reaction was to ask if he was okay (if he needed help with his bike since I carry some tools with me), and he said he was just stopping to watch the crows and thanked me for asking.

I slowed down but didn’t stop and didn’t realize until after the fact that he said something else so …. maybe he was trying to chat? Anyways, I was on a white bike with a blaze orange jacket and a pink mask.

On a side note – do you know of any resources for single adults at high risk for covid complications here in the District?

Like a support group (online)? I have access to mental health resources if needed, but I find that since so many of my friends and family have partners and/or live outside the DMV, it’s hard for them to relate to my life since March. I would love to find some space to socialize online about the unique challenges we face. Some of us don’t have pods or family to spend the holidays with, and frustrated during a time when we should be dating/starting our families. While I’m so grateful for so many things in my life, it would be great to find that space, if it exists.”

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