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“Dear PoPville,

Had a missed connection today (Monday) at Vida on U Street:

Him: red tank, probably 6’0/6’1, black, lifting on the third floor
Me: 5’11, red hair, grey stringer with red sports bra and black leggings on the rower

Kept looking at each other but you left before I could catch you.
Want to lift together sometime?”


“Dear PoPville,

I was at the Dupont Safeway at approximately 5:30 pm on Sunday, May 16. A guy asked if he wanted to get coffee as I left the store, and I declined because I was a tad out of it. Probably should have said yes.

I walked down 17th with my groceries and he scootered off across Corcoran.

Me: Man in late 20s, purple sweatshirt, glasses, black mask.

You: Man standing near the bike rack outside Safeway”


“Dear PoPville,

I (F30s) had a potential missed connection Sunday, 5/16 around 1:30pm at Trader Joe’s on Florida Ave. The store was pretty busy and I ended up bumping into a guy in the aisle. I said “excuse me” and we briefly made eye contact. Coincidentally, I ended up in the long line behind him (it was wrapped around to the opposite side of the store) and noticed he kept glancing back at me a few times like he wanted to speak. I had been running errands all day and was dressed pretty frumpy and, admittedly, was a little embarrassed to make direct eye contact back. I didn’t see him after checking out and wished we could have actually spoken! Not sure if I was misreading things but thought it was worth a shot!”

Ed. Note: If any of these are you, please email [email protected] so I can put you in touch with OP. For those curious about past missed connections, some have been made and when possible I’ll try to update when/if more are made.


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