Posts on Craigslist missed connections were the romantic bread and butter of the 90s and early 2000s.
In a time when the masses were finally plugged into the web, but still didn't have the easy swiping abilities of Tinder, missed connections flooded the internet with mysterious descriptions of crushes and chance interactions worthy of a Meg Ryan movie.
You didn't have to write one yourself to feel vicarious butterflies for the people putting themselves out there for love or a fling. In fact, skimming "missed connections" to find a juicy post about a stranger was a common pasttime for people of all different ages, whether happily married or single and looking.
And while our current online dating landscape is far less mysterious and serendipitous in nature, the era of missed connections still marks a specific zeitgeist of yore.
While many of the posts sunk into the abyss without connecting star-crossed lovers, there were missed connections that led to people meeting up, and in some cases, actually starting relationships.