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Photo by Victoria Pickering

“Dear PoPville,

I was crossing Idaho Avenue and heading in the direction of the National Cathedral (Saturday). A handsome cyclist stopped while I was crossing, and he nodded at me politely and complimented my dress. I thanked him and wished him a good night, at which point he wished me a great night too. I thanked him again and (unfortunately!) kept walking. Read More

“Dear PoPville,

This morning (Friday, 6/11) I asked a stranger if I could take the seat next to him at A Baked Joint. (It was packed and way louder than I remembered – mid-pandemic sensory overload!) I sat down with a biscuit sandwich and a book. He was already reading a book and asked me about mine. Read More

“Dear PoPville,

He was tall & wearing a baseball cap & was sitting at a picnic table on the far side of Elle streaterie (sp?) with three other pals. Sometime around 9 am (Thursday)? I was standing near the order pick-up window in a long black dress & holding an iced Americano. Read More


Photo by Victoria Pickering

“Dear PoPville,

I failed in the witty response department – usually my forté. This Saturday afternoon in AdMo on Columbia Rd, right outside the hardware store. You had just finished a run it looked like and were putting on maybe a red shirt. I was in crazy blue striped leggings, clogs, and with a dorky backpack on. You said, “Nice leggings” and all I could come back with was, “Thank you, they’re fun” what I really should have responded with – and was on the tip of my tongue – was, “Nice abs….”

Ed. Note: If this is 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.


Photo by Victoria Pickering

“Dear PoPville,

Hoping you can maybe find guy–who knows he might be the one…

I (man in his early 30s) think I had a missed connection June 5th around 11am. Finishing up a run on the mall on the corner of 15th and Constitution, caught the eye of a handsome guy (late 20s, early 30s) also running. He was wearing a maroon shirt, and I was wearing a light green tank. Read More


Photo by Jim Havard

“Dear PoPville,

Going for a long shot. I was walking my tiny pup with a friend on Tuesday night (5/18) around 10pm on the corner of 14th and T NW when we stopped to pet a cute pup named Otto, who happened to have a cute guy for a human. Otto was having some trouble staying focused on his walk, and his human laughed and thanked us for petting his dog, which was pretty adorable. I was the tall blonde girl probably creepily focused on your dog.

Anyway, any chance you’re single and want to walk our dogs together? My dog’s terrible at walking too it might just work…”

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“Dear PoPville,

I (man in his mid-20s) had a missed connection at the outdoor seating at Tatte bakery and cafe on Connecticut Ave on Tue, May 18 in the afternoon. There was a girl who was wearing a white top, blue jeans and had a black backpack, sitting with her friend and chatting. We were making a ton of eye contact and I was getting a positive vibe, Read More


Photo by Joanna Hiatt Kim

“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?”

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