Most of Wisconsin’s Missed Connections happen in bars, of course
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Along with providing bored web surfers a few cheap laughs every Monday morning, Craigslist’s infamous Missed Connections offer a glimpse into the very soul of our nation. What makes us tick? How large do missed opportunities loom in our collective consciousness? Will the cougar in the Pick ’N Save parking lot ever respond? (No.) Then there’s the question of location: Where do most of these online pleas for love take place? Happily, Dorothy Gambrell of Psychology Today has put together a map showing the top places Missed Connections occur in each U.S. state. Unsurprisingly, Wisconsin’s Missed Connection location of choice is—wait for it—a bar. What? You were expecting somewhere else?
Many of the other state hotspots on Gambrell’s map are just as self-explanatory and vaguely offensive: Southerners spend a lot of time looking for love at Walmart; Nevada residents enjoy mixing unrequited lust with gambling; and Californians apparently make googly eyes at each other while working out morning, noon, and night.
But how accurate is the map for Milwaukee? Glancing at the past few days of local Missed Connections, we find someone looking for “Allison from Landmark,” “Bartender Steve at OG Beer Hall,” and a lovely lady who was apparently hanging out “Friday night [at] Circle-A.” Sure, there’s plenty of Walmarts and Fleet Farms tossed in there, too, but as long as we can keep most of our failed love connections safely perched on a tattered bar stool, our reputation should remain intact. Drunk and disappointed, but intact. [via Buzzfeed]