Recently, Psychology Today put out an intriguing little infographic charting the most common places a Craigslist "missed connection" occurs by state. The most lovesick locale in Missouri? Walmart.
Some people might call this the end of romance or a signal of the decline of Western society as a whole, but we wanted to know more.
We mined Missouri's missed connections looking for people who fell in love and blew it under the aphrodisiac spell of low, low prices. After the jump, the best and worst of what we found.
See also: -The Missouri People of Walmart (PHOTOS)
According to the original article, the data was collected from the first 100 missed connection posts in each state. Walmart was the top destination in Florida, Tennessee, New Mexico, Texas, Mississippi, Alabama, Montana, Idaho, Ohio, South Dakota, North Carolina, West Virginia and Arkansas, so we're in good company.
Plus, we would argue, Indiana is way, way sadder. "At home"? Those are some missed connection entries we'd really like to read. (You: Tall, dark, handsome, I wanted to talk to you but was too shy. Me: Your wife. Message me with what side of the couch I'm currently sitting on so I know it's you.)
At least Missourians have the courage to leave the house. Many of the missed connections we read are actually pretty sweet, and if they were written about us we wouldn't care whether they happened at Tiffany's or Taco Bell. Others were a little...unsettling. We, of course, are sharing those in the latter category. Below, the top seven Missouri Walmart missed connections, as illustrated by the People of Walmart:
6. Might want to let her freshen up first.
Ryans then walmart - m4w - 20 (St. Robert)
Saw you at ryans saturday night, kept catching your eye. Had a pink shitt on. Saw you today at walmart In your cowgirl boots with your mom?or some kind of relative. You are blond. I was in the green jacket both times. Email me and if you saw me too that is if you even read this.
5. Hey there, I think I stalked you. This lucky lady had one missed connection and one met connection. Um, and the former really didn't want to let it go:
Looking for woman that works at Kellogg's - m4w - 45 (Lenexa dr. Walmart )
I talk to you at Walmart on 2/21/13 snow day. You just got off a 16 hr shift at Kellogg's I think you said. You where getting movies from red box, you waited to long and your movie went back in and you had to do it again. This was at the Walmart off Lenexa dr. You gave the a other guy a ride to extended stay hotel up the road. He beet me to you but I would like to take you out sometime. If you see this tell me what color your Toyota is. The better looking guy!!!
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