We received only a few responses to the Missed Connections post, but this didn’t sadden us, Columbia. You see, the fewer Missed Connections, the more connected you must be, and we celebrate your happiness in love. But we continue to fight for those still seeking romance, so with that in mind, the following are the responses we did receive. If you think any apply to you, let us know (bwog@columbia.edu), and we’ll forward along the email of your would-be paramour.

  • you wear cute glasses. i wish i could work up the nerve to actually talk to you in class.
  • A couple of months ago on the 1 train you sat down next to me. After a few minutes I looked up from my reading and you asked me if it was Nietzsche, but it was Nora. We chatted for a little while, and from 116th I walked you to the Barnard gate and after a still moment during which anything could have happened, said good bye.
  • I was reading Plato on Low steps. You swooped in from the sky and disemboweled a pigeon no more than two meters before my feet.

    I knew at once that it was love, but I haven’t caught so much as a glimpse of you since. In all my dreams, before my helpless sight, you plunge at that pigeon with all the swiftness and grace of your noble rank.

    Please come back to me. I miss you.