missed connections charlotte
Where could your life have changed?
When could your life have changed?
*Peter or *BikingTooFastToSayHi
Describe what happened when you missed your connection
Completely optional and anonymous, just if you need a little help finding that special someone

Missed Connection CLT posts will be shown on this page, @missed_clt on social media, and in print issues of Queen City Nerve

Did you miss me?

2024

LA Fitness – Ballantyne – March 28

GymShy

We caught eyes across the gym multiple times this morning. I’ve always been advised against approaching a girl at the gym so I left you to do your thing although I’ve been living in regret since (it’s been 20 minutes).

Concord, NC – March

Blee

Nail place in concord

Zada Jane’s – March 24

SmilesAtZadaJanes

I was sitting at Zada Jane’s waiting on a friend for breakfast around 10:30. I was right next to the host so I was seeing everyone who was walking out due to a wait. You were with 2 friends and one asked for a table for 3. We locked eyes and smiled flirtatiously. You were tall with blonde hair. When you left I saw you look back through the window. I wish your friends would’ve waited for a table…

Cheesecake Factory – March 20, 2024 around lunch time

GirlWithTheDog

I was sitting outside Cheesecake Factory in Birkdale Village (Huntersville, NC) having lunch with my mom and my Doberman Jari (pronounced Yar-ee). Five police officers went in (4 males, 1 female) and got a take out order. They were not in uniform- they were dressed down in tactical pants and this particular one, a black polo shirt. He was driving a marked Tahoe but I was so caught up in the moment I didn’t take note of the agency. As he entered the restaurant and held the door for everyone, we locked eyes. On his way out, again. We held the longest eye contact and there was an OBVIOUS connection. I would LOVE to connect with this person. I am single and content in my life but I can’t stop thinking about this interaction.

Life Time Fitness – Several times recently

J

I hope you see this! We’ve chatted a couple of times in class, you are a tall Asian lady with long hair and a beautiful smile, I would enjoy getting to know you better, perhaps we could get together for lunch or dinner soon?

VBGB Beer Garden – February 13, 2024

Networking

We met at a networking event at VBGB and chatted for a bit. I got your name, but was too shy get your number,

Sycamore – March 3, 2024

DaisysFutureDogMom

You had your adorable fluffy gray and white doodle mix and my son and I came up to pet her. Her name was Daisy and you were so proud of her for being so good! You introduced yourself to my son as Freddie. I was too nervous to ask if you were single with my son next to me! My friends were hyping me up to go talk to you again but then you were gone!

Selwyn Pub – March 2, 2024

CurlyHairBabe

I was at selwyn pub with a friend when I saw this cute guy walking by. Tall, great smile, beautiful eyes. He was wearing a light green long sleeve shirt, jeans and white shoes. He was with a group of friends too. We kept making eye contact and was waiting for him to say something. I left to go to the bathroom and was writing my number down to give to him. Once I came back outside he was gone. Same time and place next Saturday?

Whole Foods – Uptown – Valentine’s Day 2024

JuiceAisleBae

We locked eyes on Valentine’s Day, 2024 at the Whole Foods in uptown Charlotte. You were tall with an amazing smile and you had on a blue Ralph Lauren shirt with blue Nike dunks(I love dunks too BTW). After you ran into the endcap after looking at me lol I asked for you help with grabbing some of the Tart Cherry Juice bottles and you said yes. You quickly joked about my height and we laughed… then you asked where my cart was (I didn’t have one and my hands were filled to the brim lol). You then opened my pink reusable bag and help me to get all my items inside. I felt a spark and I get the sense you felt one two. If you see this reach out.

Dunkin’ Donuts – Feb 8, 2024

Red

Cute Paramedic/EMT that I just briefly spoke with at Dunkin’ Donuts but had to cancel his order and leave right away due to a call coming in. I would love to buy your next Dunkin’ order if you can tell me which DD we were at and the topic we chatted about [to verify it’s the correct person] before you rushed off to be Superman (wink)

Bojangles Coliseum – January 6

Carlos

(Plutonic connection) Hello Matt and Ryan. We sat next to each other at the AEW show Saturday night. It was one of your first shows and the others first in a while. We talked Sting, Kane, and the show Girls. Y’all left before the main event but I thought it was a fun time. Thought maybe we could check out some brewery wrestling shows or something.

2023

Centric Gateway – December 27

TheGirlInARush

I was running late to an appointment and needed to run back into my apartment to grab something. You just came outside with your husky. We looked at each other, smiled and then I said you had a cute dog, but I’m hoping you think I’m cute too ;)

485 at Johnston – December 6

VibingOn485

I was having a great morning.. had my music going, dancing. You were in front of me and saw me dancing and started dancing. You got over and we rolled our windows down and you said I LOVE YOUR ENERGY! I said thank you. Before we got to the mall exit, we passed each other and threw up a handheart at each other.

Let’s be friends!

Trader Joe’s, metropolitan ave – December 6 around 6 p.m.

JustMango

Talk about a meet cute… I was waiting for one of the workers at Trader Joe’s to grab the dried mango from the truck when this tall, handsome man seemed to be looking for the same product.. I mentioned that they were checking for it and would hopefully bring it out for us. We continued to shop once the mango was stocked, and ended up at near by registers, kept catching each others eye, and cashed out at the same time. While walking to the parking lot he turned and mentioned the mango purchase. He asked my name and I got his, he asked where I worked and when I went to ask him a question, he almost was backed into by a car.. it threw us both off. He asked my name again and said “it was nice to meet you!” To which I replied “you too!” And got in my car… I am unsure if we were both thrown off by the almost injury, but I wish I gave him my number

Hattie’s Tap and Tavern – Early October

TerryD

I was a businessman zombie, and you came to Hattie’s King on Tap and seemed supportive and like a decent person in general, but I didn’t get to talk to you after the show

Carolina RenFest – October 8 afternoon

IceCreamRouge

It was my first time going to the RenFest by myself, and rather than feel lonely I felt full of joy & wonder. I walked in with a pep in my step and a bright smile on my face, but as I made my way further in I suddenly felt a bolt out of the blue! One minute I was walking and the next minute I was asking a complete stranger “Are you alright? Are you good?”~While awkwardly gesturing with my two thumbs pointed towards a blue sky. They replied with a their own thumbs pointed at each other and slightly towards the ground. I was distraught, but more than that I was determined to make their day better. So being a lover of ice cream I walked briskly to the “Gnome Cones” and ordered a dutch chocolate. With my trusty gnome cone in hand I walked immediately back to this complete stranger and said “hi this is for you, I don’t know if you’re lactose intolerant or not, but ice cream always makes me feel better and I hope it makes you feel better too”. They ensured me with “no I’m not”. This stranger was already beautiful, but then something magical happened. First there was a moment of recognition followed quickly by realization, surprise, happiness, and suddenly we were smiling together. Then it seemed they might cry, which would have made me cry and I’m an awful crier. Holding back my own tears I asked “would you like a hug?” With a relaxed smile they said “Yes”. We embraced and for that brief moment that we held each other I just wanted them to know “I’m just a random stranger but I honestly I hope you have a wonderful day and that it’ll get better I promise”


“You’ve already made my day.” They replied.

 

After that I left thinking I was just going to be a random stranger committing a random act of kindness. The more I walked through the festival, the more I wanted to see that beautiful smile again. An hour or so later I decided to turn back and find them, and when I did instead of asking for their name I just asked if their day was going better…

 

I doubt anybody will actually read this, but against all odds if the person I’m writing about reads this, can we at least be friends?

Harris teeter south end – September 30

Strawberry

I was arguing with a friend about what jelly was the best to use for a PB&J and you asked what we were talking about i got your number but my phone didn’t save it

Skiptown – July 28, 2023

SkiptownPitbullMom

I was leaving Skiptown with my dog on a late Sunday afternoon when I passed you in the back parking lot with your pit bull. We talked about how you don’t see many pit bulls at Skiptown but agreed that they are the best breed. Mine looks like a mini cow. I got in my car after we talked, but then realized that I didn’t ask your name, so I popped out of my car to ask you, and you told me it was Brett. I didn’t have the guts to ask you then, but maybe we can meet back up at Skiptown with our pits soon!

Brakeman’s – September 28 around noon

LatteLac

You had just arrived to sit downstairs and I thought we locked eyes. I went to work upstairs and build the courage to talk to you, but when I went back you were gone. 

QT Gas Station Waverly – September 1st around 9:00 pm -9:30 pm

Anthony

Cute Hispanic woman needed help with her Apple Pay I should of asked you for your number! I messed up!

Livano Tryon Apartments – August 21, 2023

LockedOutAndLostAtLivano

You were trying to drop off a Chopt delivery at an apartment complex off Tryon, I was on my way to a midday Gr*ndr hookup (oops) dressed in my gym outfit…and the entry code I was given wasn’t working. We circled the building a few times to find another entrance to no avail, laughing at the silliness of it all (“I think this is an exit door…Where’s the keypad? Omg. Why did they make this so difficult?”) then we finally figured out how to access a keypad to unlock the CORRECT door. You had a code and thoughtfully held the door open for me before saying “I hope you have a great day!”) I replied “Aw thanks!” but quickly realized we were headed the same way…so I followed you awkwardly until I got to my destination (and you dropped off the food to the unit opposite). Thought you were cute, maybe I’ll struggle to enter YOUR apartment complex one of these days (side-eye smirk)

The Music Yard – Emo Night Saturday August 5th

SpaceBums&GreenTop

I was in GA standing room only but you were off to the right with a fancy wristband, dope ass tattoos, and a blue hat. I kept looking at you and I felt like I caught your eye a couple of times—either way you looked super cool and I should’ve told you (shrug)

Canine Cafe – August 2, 2023

DogDad

We made some small talk about the dog I just rescued and the situation we found him in. I made a joke at the end that he was trying to leave with you, but I wish I could have left with your phone number!

Post Office on Eastway – July 31

VinylCollector

I was picking up a vinyl record package about midday, I walked in and you were standing there in a grey dress patiently waiting for your parcel. We both helped another person find directions to the other USPS location down the road as they needed to get a money order. I told you “good luck” as I left, though since then I have been kicking myself for not asking for you number. I’m still hoping the ratings are good enough for the closed camera at that location to get full syndication!

The pool at the village commonwealth – July 30

TattooedMami

You were on what seemed like a bad tinder date, I was enjoying the sun. Your date left and we kept making eye contact, should’ve got your number!

Neighborhood Theatre – July 27 | Kurt Vile

BlondeSwayerBurntOrangeTankTop

We made the quickest but best eye contact while you were walking out of the main part of the venue while I was walking in. I did a double take and I think you did, too. Then my sister and I found a spot and when you got back to yours, you were right in front of us. I just didn’t have the guts to say hi and I thought you were too cute to stare as much as I thought about it.

CLT Airport – July 26, 2023

Mr.9-3/4Shirt

I met you in line boarding our flight from Orlando to Charlotte. We talked about Harry Potter, butterbeer, and spiced rum. I found you super attractive and enjoyed our conversation down the jet bridge. You had to make a tight connection in Charlotte. Your last words to me were “If I don’t see you later, have a great rest of your trip” and mine to you were “I hope you make your connection”. I badly wanted to continue our conversation. I waited for you in the terminal but must have missed you amongst all the people. I would love to talk again to see if you felt the same as me.

Target – metropolitan – May or June?

HopefullyHelpfulStranger

You were sitting on the floor in target in front of the elf skin care section looking defeated. I came over to grab my face wash and told you how much I love elf’s moisturizer. You asked me for a retinol recommendation and I told you about my fave from French pharmacy. It’s impossible to meet friends in Charlotte and I wish I would have actually introduced myself that day because I liked your vibe. So I guess I am just wondering if you have room for one more friend.

Independent Picture House – Sunday, July 9

ForeignFilmFan

my movie theatre seat mate was so helpful with the foot rest, shared an unexpected gem about the film we saw together, passed lives, and was well dressed. We shared friendly glances afterward and I hoped one of us would be brave and make a move. You were wearing what I thought might have been an Oura ring, it didn’t look like a wedding ring (it was oversize and not metal). Hope we reconnect for another film and a longer conversation soon.

Undercurrent Plaza Midwood – July 4th

SweatyRedhead

you were extremely focused on making espresso drinks, and i was just looking a complete mess after a july 4th race, but I truly have never seen a prettier person in my life.

An elevator in LoSo – Friday June 30/Saturday July 1

BirthdayBae

We met in the elevator after getting back to the building maybe around 1am and talked for a little bit. I got your name but didn’t ask for your number! I didn’t want to end my birthday on a note of possible rejection but I should have just went for it. Still thinking about how cute you are and how nice your voice is, and hoping we run into each other again soon (heart emoji)

Noda Firehouse – June 30

TinyRedhead

I was walking by the fire station, I was the redhead, you had tattoos on one arm, but you looked me dead in the eyes and asked how my night was. I politely responded but was too shy to strike up more conversation and kept walking. Idk you, and I don’t do this, but it hit different. (crying laughing emoji)

Harris Teeter Park Road – June 24; 11pm

HTgirly

I was running (literally) into Harris Teeter at 10:58 and they wouldn’t let me in since closing was at 11pm. I walked back to my car (VW SUV) and sat there pondering where I would find chips and salsa at 11pm LOL. You drove up next to my car and looked at me but It took me a minute to realize you were trying to get my attention and not someone else’s? So weird. I thought a hijacking was about to happen. I turn down my window and you said Hey can I have your number! I was SOOOO flustered and I said um so sorry I have a boyfriend and you said something and drove off in your silver Maserati. I you were actually so cute, I was just caught totally off guard at 11pm in a dark HT parking lot. I’m 100% very single.

“Taylor” on Tinder – June 11, 2023

Robbie

You’re Taylor, the wedding photographer. I’m Robbie. We connected on Tinder and hit it off. I’m on a cruise in the middle of the Caribbean and my phone being my phone, lost the app and you. I have searched “wedding photographers Charlotte NC” for 2 days looking for you. No luck. Hopefully you or someone who knows you will see this. I might be easier to find in my town. Hopefully you remember my occupation.

Escape Game concord – June 3, 2023

SpecialOpsSolver

You were named Madison (sp?) and we solved the game! You mentioned you were a 4th grade teacher in raleigh visiting best friends in Charlotte. I thought you were amazing and we hit it off, but I was smart enough to find the clues but too dumb to get your #

Southend rail trail by Maddox and MAA Reserve apartments – May 30, 2023

WalkingHerDog

You stopped me as I was walking with my dog (small Aussie) past you on the sidewalk near the rail trail by Maddox and MAA reserve apartments, you stopped me and said “excuse me, I just wanted to say you look really good” and all I could say was “thank you so much” in return and was too caught-off guard to even ask what your name was and/or your number. You were walking towards the Harris teeter. You’re really cute and I regret not stopping to talk to you! Walked by too fast.

Hi Wire Brewing – MDW 2023

TheStackingQueen

I was stacking glasses at my table. My friends caught a picture and you were looking on in the background. I saw you one time after that but wasn’t able to introduce myself. I was the redhead in all black/gray athleisure. You were wearing a white shirt with a green button down corduroy

Underground Charlotte – April 6

MacarenaGirl

Looking for the guy doing the Macarena in the pit with a girl during the Armor for Sleep set at the Underground during the Hawthorne Heights/Armor for Sleep show.

2022

PetCo – December

Opal’sMom

You gave Opal the best booty scratches and a bounty of treats!

Common Market South End – November 30

EctoplasmSipper

You were on the clock and I was enjoying some sours while I wrote. We watched Studio Gibli landscapes and you introduced me to Adult Swims Ambient mix. The green sour you recommend hit the spot and it seemed like you would too.

 

I know you’re name is Ted but I never got to tell you mine and I was too nervous to tell you how cute you were. Lets go for a drink and nosh in a place where neither of us is working and I can tell you how cute you are in person.

Whole Foods, Fairview Rd – Mid November

BrownSugarGirl

I was casually shopping with my daughter walking through the aisles. You were stocking shelves and when I went over to the next aisle you followed me. When I turned around I asked you where the brown sugar was. You were very tall and I thought you were very handsome and I would love to get to know you. And I noticed you were not wearing a ring on your finger so hopefully you’re single!

Warehouse Rave – Mid November

ManyColorfulLights

We were cuddling on a couch in the smoking tent. Vibing really well.. it was nice… you said it was time, told me to come with… I turned around to talk to someone and you were gone. I want to see you again..

Resident Culture – October 29, 2022

TheJoker

We were both waiting to get served at the back bar. You were Velma and I was the Joker. You asked about my makeup. If you see this, I would love to connect and go on a date.

Cava – September 2022

EyeContact

You were eating lunch with either your aunt or cousin from out of town. She was blonde and pleasantly plump & in town on biz. U were from home but are on a new project. U spoke of relocating back to Boston. We made eye contact several times. Not sure if the attraction was mutual but hit me up. I’d rock your world.

Taco Bell (Mystery Man) – September

HungryEyes

You startled me by popping up on foot between the drive-thru window and mine. You apologized but wanted to retrieve your door dash since the doors were locked. We briefly chatted the Elton John and Drew Holcomb shows while they checked for your order. Just as I was appreciating your kind eyes, nice smile, and the way you rocked those short-shorts, management interrupted to give you hell for walking and not waiting in the car line. I snapped out of my daze and realized I’d already been given my food. I panicked and drove off to not hold up the line. I wish I’d claimed you were with my car so they’d just hand over your meal. I hope you got your double cheesy steak fix and made it home okay, John R. I’d love to catch music and perhaps share a spicy snack with you soon.

Sephora on South Blvd – August 20

YellowPerfumeGirl

Cant believe im doing this but. I was trying to find a new perfume for myself for some retail therapy. You were wearing a black shirt & glasses. You pointed out a scent for me & I immediately loved it. I was having a bad day & didnt want to talk, but my heart has been fluttering since I got home. Wish we could’ve spoken more. Hope you remember the girl in yellow :)

The Streets of South End – Summer 2021

Workaholic

I ran into you while you were walking to a friends house after the bars closed & we hit it off. You used to come over after most nights out and we’d eat drunk munchies, smoke, cuddle and i would play the piano for you. You thought I did that with “all the girls” but it was only ever you. My work schedule got in the way and we haven’t talked in over 10 months, I tried to text but you changed your number. I saw that unmistakable smile about a week back at gin mill but you were with a guy and I assumed by the way yall looked at each other that you are together. If not, slide into my DMs….I miss my Jersey girl.

Thirsty Beaver – Mid July

BilliardsNewbie

You were playing pool at the table next to me. I told you I liked your mullet, and then we got to talking about how you moved here from Brooklyn. Kept catching your eye after that. Wish I had asked for your number, but you disappeared when I went to the bathroom.

CLT – July 23

12F

We sat next to one another on a flight to CLT. Chatted about our careers, what we’re watching, and life. We were separated getting off the flight. At the very least I wanted to wish you luck with your upcoming trip. Good luck, and have fun.

Optimist Hall – November 2020

PDXGirl

We met after big break ups and got really serious really fast. My anxiety got in the way, and I know that’s what ended it. I’m better now and I hope you’re happy but I sometimes feel like you’re the one that got away. Oh well, I moved to Oregon. HMU if ur single again.

Aldi, Fort Mill – July 4

Conneticut

You mentioned my sweater and we got to chatting about various things; your recent move to the area from Indiana

RiRa – Mid July

NiceNailsGirl

u were with ur friend and about to leave, i was standing right next to u and commented on ur leg tattoos and u said u liked my nails and i blushed… lmfao but anyways i was too shy to say anything at the time but if ur single or interested i would like to get to know u better

Tyber Creek Pub – Saturday, July 9

DancingQueen

Hi! I danced with a guy last night and his group dipped before I could ask for his name. Late night, Tyber creek, upstairs and we danced in the middle of the dance circle. You were wearing a baseball cap and a cute smile.

Jeff’s House (I don’t know his last name) – Sometime in June

SteveWithTheTigerStripes

You were wearing a torn up Fall Out Boy t-shirt with some kind of jean skirt. We made eye contact in the basement and started talking about bands and comparing tattoos. You liked the tiger stripes on my arm. I liked your tongue piercing — it was the gnarliest I’d ever seen. You got that special mystique. One in a billion.

 

I was gonna ask for your number, but I thought you were dating Jeff. Anyway, he’s a douchebag. Hit me up and we’ll make something happen.

CATS train leaving Hornets game – Jan. 5, 2022

DoesChris’FiancéDie?

I was talking to you about Sopranos on the way home from the Hornets game on 1/5/22. Hornets crushed the Pistons. My KU boy Oubre scored 32 points. We started talking about Sopranos and you asked if Chris’ fiancé dies? Finish the show, find me, and talk Sopranos to me. You got off at New Bern.

Coyote Joes – January 2022

TooShyToSayHi II

You were in a leather jacket, you had a bunch of girls around you and I wasn’t sure if you were dating one of them so I was too intimidated to say anything. You have a killer smile and I love how you’re so friendly with everyone. I wish I introduced myself.

Starbucks on Providence – Morning of January 24th

MissedHimByALatte

I swerved frantically into the parking lot to scoop up my mobile order, not realizing I entered a one way lot via the exit. Then I saw your black SUV patiently waiting for me to recognize the cluster that was brewing. Reversing seemed like the answer, but then I found myself pinned between you and another car trying to back out of a spot behind me. I was officially “that” person causing a parking spot stand-off. So, I pulled into the adjacent handicap space hoping both cars would pass, and I would try again. Instead, you rolled down your window, presumably seeing my overly dramatic facial expression, and kindly offered me to take the newly opened spot. At your insistence, I flipped it and reversed it Missy Elliott style and dashed into the store. As I was heading towards the door to leave, treats in hand, there you were again, chivalrously holding the door for me to exit. I thanked you and apologized for causing the parking lot debaucle before scurrying away. I missed giving you my number, so I can treat you to a coffee date.

Roots Cafe South End – Late January

AvettBerater

You were in line ahead of me when an Avett Brothers song came on, we made eye contact & both groaned. You mentioned your ex-BF forced you to become an Avetts fan & then cheated on you, I laughed & said my ex-GF did the same thing to me. We agreed ex’s are whores, then your to go order came up before I could ask for your number. I still hate the Avett Brothers, let’s hate the Foo Fighters too & laugh about it!

Mere’s on Park Road – Mid February

ButteryChardonnayF’kBoi

Overheard you complaining to your friends about how your ex-husband stuck you with a Shiba Inu & 2 inconsiderate twin sons so he could be in a happier loveless marriage. All that hate is Hott! Let’s drink a lot of wine & repress your childhood issues together…

Roxbury – March 4, 2022

Brax

To the girl that I danced with at Roxbury on Friday night, please come back into my life lol. We danced right in front of the bar in the basement, with your friends. Until you all went to the bathroom (I knew they were ready to leave but you wasn’t). You have dark hair, like a blackish color, and beautiful blue eyes. Yeah, come back. Love u

Veterans Memorial Park – April 19, 2022

AdmirerFromAfar

You were throwing tennis balls to your two dachshunds on the baseball field; I was walking my puppy around the park and couldn’t help admiring the tall cute guy playing with his dogs. I was too shy to go up to you or say anything. I have no way of even knowing if you’re single, but worth a shot, right?

Lucky Dog Bark & Brew – Monday, April 15, 2022

SnapbackDogDad

You sat across from me on a bench at Lucky Dog, wearing a blue & red checkered button down. I was by myself at a table. Your shaggy white dog played with mine on the plastic steps & you laughed. We locked eyes a few times, but I don’t know if it meant anything? Anyway, you’re hot as hell, thanks for gracing us all with your presence.

Thirsty Beaver Saloon – Friday, April 29, 2022

GirlInTheKnightsJersey

You talked with our friend group for a while, and I said you look like Harry Styles, especially the hair and the tattoos. We joked about how you were not going to play pool with your friends, because it’s not your best activity. I should have asked for your number before you left, but missed connections is the 2nd best thing?

Illicit Smoking Section at BofA – Kenny Chesney Concert

HalleysComet

You might have just been waiting for your friend but I think that second smoke was because you enjoyed the conversation as much as I did. You’ll always be an architect to me even if they won’t let you design the skyline.

Charles Sifford Golf Course – Saturday, May 7

NiceButt,IMeanPutt

to the guy who told me i had a nice shot on hole 5 or 6… my heart sunk when i saw you with a lady, and then melted when i saw you were playing with your MOM. let’s go on a date—i would let you mansplain golf to me any day. sincerely the blonde in the black dress

Lucky Dog Bark & Brew LKN – Mid May

MontanaMan

You were a local couple with a silver lab and a rescue. We really hit it off talking about hiking and dogs. I’m from MT, we talked about hiking the area and real estate/ work. I should have gotten your number(s)!

The Brickyard – Late May

OhioBuckeyeGuy

I struck up a conversation with two beautiful gals who were from Raleigh – I was intending on getting the info of the cute one with the septum ring (name was a country) but they left before I could. I know this is a long shot anyway considering she just graduated college anyway, but. Would love to somehow hear back from her, either snap (mine is pmules) or otherwise. Thought we had hit it off is all – hope things go well for her and her friend regardless!

Yafo SouthPark – June 3 at 7 p.m.

BrusselSproutsFTW

I asked about your order at Yafo and somehow we connected over Brussel Sprouts, the show The Boys, and debated Yafo v Cava in the 2 minutes we were in line. I like your man bun. No I don’t work in swim wear but nice try.

Planet Fitness Uptown – June 21 at 12:30 p.m.

TattooedGuyForBlackHatGirl

We were working out at the same time and kept playing eye tag. I find you captivating and would love to get to know you more. You have a few cool thigh tattoos. I was about to come talk to you, but the elevator went up before I could get to you!

Plaza Midwood – Summertime

Neighbor

We’re neighbors on Hawthorne. The few times we’ve seen each other from afar, you stared me down. When I came around the corner today, I caught that school-boy smile steal across your face. But when we passed on the sidewalk, you didn’t even say hello. Just got into your Ram and drove off. Up close you’re even bigger than I expected. So, you tryin to fuck or what?

2021

Undercurrent Coffee – Dec. 31, 2021

TooShyToSayHi

You came in ready to work but you immediately caught my attention while you were in line for coffee. I smiled and as you walked by the second time and our eyes met. You smiled back and looked at me as if you wanted to say hi but I was with a group of friends. You were not wearing a ring and I told my friend to give you my number as I was too shy to say hi. She, in fact, didn’t – so here I am. Hoping you see this and will return the connection

Open Kitchen – December 23

ShortHairSpaghettiGirl

I was eating dinner w my family and you were a waitress and you saw me and winked at me and then we smiled at each other every time you walked by and then as we were leaving I complimented your blue hair.

Mallard Creek – Monday, December 20

TheMinivan

You drove a yellow car and flashed “I love you” in sign language at me at a stoplight. I assumed you liked one of my bumper stickers, and wanted to know which one. Was really wanting to know what prompted this which made my day- I’m hoping it was a specific sticker. Then I noticed my sweater had come undone so maybe that was it after all.

Ed’s Tavern – Thursday, December 2

GirlAtBar

You were with a group of your guy friends at Ed’s for trivia. I was sitting at the bar with a guy friend. We locked eyes a handful of times and I was too nervous to come up to you. You were wearing a baseball cap and had light colored eyes, and your table was near the emcee hosting trivia. If you’re single, let’s connect.

Sanctuary Imports – ~3 weeks ago

CutieBuyingIncense

You were looking for a specific type of stone and the sales associate was helping you. Your energy was just refreshing and I could tell that you were cute despite being masked. I really appreciate a guy who’s into the metaphysical and spiritual stuff and I would have chatted with you but I was shy and didn’t want to interrupt.

Lost and Found – Saturday night, November 20

NapkinBoo

We locked eyes a couple times. I wrote my number on a napkin and gave it to you and told you to text me. Did you lose the napkin?

QT near Camp North End – November 23

SubaruGirl

You helped get the guy harassing/hitting on me to leave me alone before going back to pumping your tank. I said thank you before driving off but should’ve asked for your number instead.

Circle K, Waxhaw – Thursday midnight – 11/4/2021

BlueCoatBoy

I was microwaving a burrito when you came into the gas station in uniform, all blonde hair and glasses. When I saw you I literally said under my breath “Oh my God that is the hottest cop in the state of North Carolina”, kinda hoping you didn’t hear it, kinda hoping you did. I contemplated getting myself arrested for something just so we’d have occasion to talk.

Rail Trail (South End) – October 30 ~ Early afternoon

BlondePonyTail

I was running on the rail trail Saturday morning/afternoon. I kept passing a guy in a grey shortsleeve hoodie with the hood up running with his dog. I felt like we kept making eye contact and running past each other multiple times, hello sir

Dilworth House Party – October 30

Unicorn

At a random Halloween house party, you were dressed as Scuba Steve. We talked for a second about your dog. My group and I disappeared before the Squid Games began. I suspected you were tied to someone there already, so didn’t engage as I wanted to. If I’m wrong, come find me.

Skyhouse Uptown – October 24

DaddyIssues

Cute older (maybe 50ish) bald man, trying to get a package in the lobby. You were clearly upset about the fact that they misplaced your package. I talked to you as I was leaving my friends house but didn’t get the chance to give you my number. Let’s see what I can do with your package ;)

QuikTrip at Graham and Dalton – 3:30 a.m. Oct. 15

TallGuyInMask

You were wearing grey sweatpants reaching for the chocolate milk. You took a lap around the store and got gas while looking for a phone charger. I was getting snacks and cigs at the register next to you. We locked eyes for a brief second as I was pulling through the parking lot. I’m glad you weren’t wearing a mask so I could see your face. You reminded me of home. I should have said hello.

Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden – October 14

CemeteryTote

You’re the dark haired goth who works the front desk of the gardens. I’m the blue haired goth with a cemetery tote bag. We shared our love of Halloween before you pointed me toward the orchid conservatory. Since you were working I didn’t want to come on too strong or do the wrong thing. I’d love to walk the garden with you sometime.

Publix in South End

OrganicStrawberryConvert

I was looking at strawberries in Publix and you also backed into me. You then proceeded to tell me that organic strawberries are always the best. I pointed out that the regular ones were $2 cheaper. You said that organic would add an hour to my life, and wasn’t an hour of life worth $2? I said you converted me, and I bought the organic strawberries, but I forgot to ask if you were going to take me out with the extra hour of life you gave me.

Amos Southend

Balcony Blondie

At the Anthony Green show at Amos, you are a 30 something dark hair female with some tattoos. You were by yourself and I didn’t have the guts to say anything. I was on the balcony most of the night, but for the last few songs came down to the floor and was kind of in your vicinity. Wondering if you noticed me also?

Circle K on 3rd Street – October 8

GirlAtCircleK

I pulled up to the pump next to you and smiled because something about you just drew that out. I thought about saying something but didn’t. You stared for a half second and then despite the rain falling from the sky you took the time to wipe and wash your grey truck windows. Were you waiting for me to say something? I finished filling up my tank and we both got into our cars at the same time. I looked over and you looked at me and we both smiled. You pulled out of the parking lot, and I followed, but you went to lunch and I back to work. If you see this, next time, I’d like to chance to say something.

Matthews downtown church parking lot – April 24

Latina In A GMC

He was leaving the parking lot when I arrived, smiled at me and left. Two minutes later he was back and parked right next to me and started to talk to me. I pretended I didn’t speak English because I got nervous and where I come from that situation would be highly dangerous. He tried really hard to talk to me in Spanish and never got out of his car and I insisted I had to go home, he looked disappointed and I think he found out I was faking my poor English.

Salty Parrot Brewing – September 7

Satoshi Nakamoto

You were getting a beer and tried to pay with Bitcoin . You dropped your satoshis on the floor so I came by to help you pick them up. Our heads collided, we smiled at each other and not sure about you, but I was lost into the windows of your soul for a good hash.

The energy between us felt like it could power the whole Bitcoin network forever.

Let’s connect!

I’m at Salty Parrot every 2nd and 4th Saturday

Blue Flowers – Early October

SexyWeedGuy420

You were looking at gummies, I was simply trying to muster the courage to say Hello!

 

I’m usually there on the weekends…don’t mention your boyfriend next time. He never comes in with you so it’s clearly not serious

NoDa Company Store – October 12

NoDaDogDad

You brought your smaller shaggy dog (shih tzu maybe) to say hi to my bigger dog. My dog wasn’t behaving the best so I was little too flustered to properly engage in conversation.

Plaza Midwood Bar Bathroom – October 12

Tommyboy1

To the girl sniffing a white powdery substance in the gender neutral bathroom. When I accidentally opened the door on you and you screamed “get the fuxk out of here weirdo” I think I feel in love. If you’d like to come watch shrek with me please lmk!

Harrisburg Food Lion – Mid October

TheresJustSomethingAboutMia (TJSAM)

I never saw such beautiful lips and eyes ever! Your tall..maybe 6ft 3 and slim with dark brown skin and braids.. if I can’t have you, can I clone you?

Trolley Barn – October 9

CanadianTuxedoForever

You were walking by in all denim and a cowboy hat. You were carrying two coolers and walking with a group of friends. I was upstairs on the balcony and couldn’t get to you to say hi. Based on your outfit, I think we are soul mates <3

Corner of 4th and McDowell – Sometime in September (maybe 16th?)

MostStephinitly

You were crossing the street as I sat at the light in a gray Lexus. We made eye contact, both smiled big, and you blew me a kiss with both arms out, which I returned. You stopped when you got to the other side of the street and looked back at me before walking a little further and looking back again. The light turned green.

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