"gorgeous guy" sought on craigslist's "missed connections" forum acquires throngs of lusty admirers waiting along his commute.
June 8, 2001 9:46 AM   Subscribe

"gorgeous guy" sought on craigslist's "missed connections" forum acquires throngs of lusty admirers waiting along his commute. the next day it was a group of 5 people at his bus stop. The next day, 10. "One guy was holding a camera." As he approached them, they all stopped talking suddenly.
posted by palegirl (18 comments total)
Oh man, now you're following me here! Won't you people please leave me alone???

posted by CrazyUncleJoe at 10:14 AM on June 8, 2001

I'm really saddened by this story. People got annoyed at the guy because they said he was ruining their fun. What about his life? Who gave them the right to intrude upon him, to insert themselves where they were not invited - and not really welcome?
posted by rich at 10:18 AM on June 8, 2001

You must not have reached the happy ending, Rich. He set up an e-mail account to receive photographs from people who wish to insert themselves (therealgorgeousguy@yahoo.com).
posted by rcade at 10:20 AM on June 8, 2001

Oh, I know he finally relented, but that was after he said to leave him alone, and he lost his girlfriend.

I'm amazed by the reaction people had to him saying to leave him alone.. as if they had some sort of right to harrass and spread his personal information when he didn't initiate any of it.
posted by rich at 10:22 AM on June 8, 2001

Net-net, I don't feel sorry for this guy.
posted by luser at 10:24 AM on June 8, 2001

poor guy. boy, am i glad i'm not in that predicament! nervous laugh. nervous laugh. silence.
posted by moz at 10:24 AM on June 8, 2001

Ugh. Hope the dot-market recovers in SF - looks like there are some seriously bored folks out there...
posted by preguicoso at 10:29 AM on June 8, 2001

in other breaking Craigslist news, the saga of Britt and Tiff was booted from the same section and has now found a home at diaryland. it helps if you know what 'the Marina' is, and is probably a lot funnier. for those outside Baghdad by the Bay, the Marina has been labelled as the stereotypical snootyville section of town.
posted by donkeysuck at 10:32 AM on June 8, 2001

Gorgeous Guy got what he deserved. That's what he gets for carrying a gray bag in SF!
posted by Taken Outtacontext at 10:46 AM on June 8, 2001

Oh, that's great. I see feature film potential in this one!
posted by ljromanoff at 11:29 AM on June 8, 2001

This is so funny. It's just like the Chicago Reader's (and probably other alternapapers) old Personals section, before there were actual SWF seeks... types of classifieds, which was always full of personal little digs at people with bizarre handles. It was like a Metafilter in slow motion, one post a week ....
posted by dhartung at 11:59 AM on June 8, 2001

C'mon. He was asking for it. You don't want the attention, don't be gorgeous.
posted by kindall at 1:22 PM on June 8, 2001

I'd like to take this moment to point out that Craigslist is undergoing a bit of a funding crisis. It's a wonderful product, free to end-users, a zillion well-targeted (self-selecting) subscribers, a clean and well-formed business model, but there's always room for more classified-buying clients. I have no doubt you'd have greater success posting your ad on Craigslist for a few bucks than you would have by posting the ad on every free classifieds site on the Internet.
posted by Mo Nickels at 2:07 PM on June 8, 2001

this is the most stupid thing I have seen in my life.
posted by greyscale at 4:21 PM on June 8, 2001

Greyscale's the guy! Greyscale's the guy!
posted by jessie at 4:39 PM on June 8, 2001

maybe they should open up a Crime-fighting section on the site, and use their collective power to track down bad guys.
posted by th3ph17 at 5:17 PM on June 8, 2001

If this guy doesn't want the attention, maybe someone should rough him up so he isn't so gorgeous anymore... (not that I'm advocating violence...)
posted by gyc at 5:21 PM on June 8, 2001

In the future, gorgeous people will have plastic surgery so they can blend in with the general public.
posted by MegoSteve at 10:40 PM on June 8, 2001

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