Dating Scene: Misconnections

A man sees a sad woman at a department store and says he wants to show her “how to smile.”

A man sees a sad woman at a department store and says he wants to show her “how to smile.”

“You came through (the) drive-through at least twice,” a woman working at a pizza shop recalls and adds, “You’re super sexy with those eyes of yours.”

Another ad says simply, “I was running on the track, and we glanced at each other.”
These people missed connections. They hesitated at the moment of meeting—“I wanted to approach you, but I froze up”—and their potential loved one disappeared into the day or night.

Online advertisements attempt to make up for such tentative indecision and quiet inaction. Cellphone and computer apps even exist these days to take the potential for missed-connection hookups to a bold level that mixes romance and creepiness.

One must proceed with caution and realize the risk when attempting to reconnect with someone after their lives barely brushed in the beginning. Still, there is something enticing about tracking down a person you think could be “the one.”

Where to buy

The Repository
Select Rite Aid Stores
Spee-D Foods
Buehler's Fresh Foods
Fishers Foods, including 44th Street NW, Tuscarawas St. W, Fulton Drive, Lincoln Way E. and Cleveland Ave. NW locations
Aultman Hospital Gift Shop
Mercy Medical Center Gift Shop
Gervasi Vineyard Marketplace
Carpe Diem Coffee Shop, downtown Canton and Belden Village Mall locations
News Depot
Avenue Arts Marketplace
Yum Yum Tree Alliance
Grapes in a Glass