Sunday, November 25, 2007

Disconnected in Brooklyn on Craigslist: Subway Come Ons

The subway and Brooklyn Craigslist Missed Connections are perfect together. This week, we noted that there were 56 subway Missed Connections in Brooklyn, so we settled on a Brooklyn post that raises a vital New York City Missed Connection question: How do you talk to a female on the subway? (The same could pertain, we suppose to females talking to men.)
What's the best way to talk to a girl on the subway? - m4w - 25

Girls, your perspectives please:

On the subway, you make eye contact a couple times, enough so it's totally clear you're interested or curious or aware of each other's existence in the world--that is, enough to make a guy see it as worth the effort of approaching you. So what's the best thing for him to say?

"What are you listening to/reading?" (obviously only works if you are listening to an iPod or reading a book or whatever...)

"What's your name?" (argh, so blatant)

"Hey, does this train stop at _____?" (so weak)

"I like your earrings/shirt/boots/whatever." (again, so blatant)

"Do I know you from somewhere?" (bold, a little strange)

Some witty, random comment about something in the immediate surroundings...

An interesting dilemma, and to judge by the volume of weekly Missed Connections on the train, a conundrum indeed.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'd say comment on the author or the actual book being read. One of my friends found his gal that way. If you haven't read the book, though, you're S.O.L. Intelligent comments are generally welcomed, and easily disentangled from politely.

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