the one that got away
Update: According to Brokelyn.com, the real author of this post was not an Oberlin graduate at all (could have fooled us), but a Wesleyan alum named Harris Danow, a writer’s assistant on The Newsroom, who for some reason decided to funnel his creative talent into writing fan fiction about being Lena Dunham’s gay ex-lover.
L Magazine referred to it as “fan fiction,” but the insanely long rant about Lena Dunham’s Dick on Craigslist discovered today seems to come straight from the source–if not from her Oberlin ex-boyfriend, than someone who has spent a lot of time researching how this guy would react to the Girls creator’s meteoric rise to fame.
Add “romance” to your next grocery list.
According to a map of the most common Craigslist missed connection locations, most Americans are looking for love while running errands.
For Psychology Today, Dorothy Gambrell mapped out the most common missed connection locations by state. Her study, which was based on each state’s most recent Read More
Last week we brought you the most romantic one-’nite’ stand proposal ever, taped up over a West Fourth Street subway entrance. Do you like smoking dates? How about cheeseburgers and going dutch and romance maybe? Are you a female only? Seriously, this guy is smooth.
And while he never returned our calls, a colleague recently caught the MTA Lothario in the act, putting up his signs on a Brooklyn-bound A train Friday night. He was able to sneak some covert shots.
Occupy Wall Street
Gross guys on Craigslist are nothing new…it’s basically why Craigslist was invented by Jimmy Wales. (Well that, and to halt SOPA. And to clarify, yes we know that Mr. Wales founded Wikipedia, not Craigslist, but our sense of humor might not be translating as well after a 24-hour Golden Globes binge.) But today’s listings have led us to a guy who could Mike the Investment Banker look sane. Or maybe it is Mike the Investment Banker??
Occupy Wall Street
Earlier this week we posted our favorite Craigslist “missed connections” and “casual encounters” at Occupy Wall Street. Has anyone made a love connection down on Wall Street this month? Some star-crossed lovers, perhaps: Like a banker and a protester that’s been sleeping in the park for twenty days straight? We’d love to hear about it.
In the meantime, the post-Megamarch crowd on Craigslist is a lot more diverse: some women, some guy-on-guy love. And this one employer who happened to catch one his workers on the news…
Marches, protests, getting arrested….what better way is there to meet girls? Honestly, that’s probably how half of our younger staffers’ parents met.
Whether you were on the Brooklyn Bridge Saturday because you honestly believe capitalism is ruining America, or because you got in lock-step with a really hot girl, the result is the same: a lot of missed connections.