Pope Francis has come and gone, but true love may remain.
When a million people gather in one city, there are bound to be some missed connections. We perused Craigslist for the Papal visit-related missed connection ads so you don’t have to. They range from setup guys to klutzy girls falling off walls to Army dudes in town to, um, protect us.
1. Love amid the setup
To the guy doing Pope setup last Sat who told me I looked good – w4m (22nd & parkway)
body : athletic
….Funnily, I had just been thinking the same thing about you. There was a whole group of you building a metal structure but you, the one who said it, were the hot one. I was coming back from running on the trail. I turned around and smiled at you. I wish I had talked to you instead of the person I was on the phone with.
2. Searching for klutzy girl
City Ave for the pope today, blond gray sweatshirt – m4w (Lower merion)
So this is a huuuuuge stretch, but worth a try. You’re a beautiful blonde, wearing a gray hoody and black pants. I was working down there for the pope visit today. You fell off the wall across the street from the seminary and hoped no one saw! I did… Yes, we laughed about it and you were ok ;). Your smile, eyes, and playful look have been stuck in my head since! I wanted to give you my number, but couldn’t Bc of work. You were there with your 2 girls. I didn’t see your finger/don’t know if you’re attached or not. I am anyway… I just can’t get your face out of my head. If you happen to read this, if people actually read these, please write back. If it’s you, let me know what you asked before you walked away, so I know it’s you. And yes, I saw you specifically looking for me to ask it… It was very cute! Guess we’ll see if there’s any hope on here…
3. A poem for the Pope Saturday muscle stud
muscle stud avaiator glasses black tee jean – m4m (spring garden and 7th Pope Saturday)
our eyes locked
you heading westerly
as you and cohort went one way
and i another
and our heads turned toward one another
that brief interval
4. Pope barriers = more missed connections
Looking For Girl I Complimented – m4w (Fairmount, Philadelphia)
We were walking opposite directions on the side of the 3007 that was sort of blocked off by the setup for the Pope’s arrival (the side that was Eakins Oval). You had a great smile and amazingly positive energy. You said hi to me and I complimented you on your nice earrings. You were flattered.
I wished I stopped you to talk. We could have gone on a date that day. This happened 9/14/15. I was the Asian dude who had on the black rimmed glasses.
5. Army guy there for Pope security?!?
South Philly, please help!!!!! – m4w (Corner of Broad St and Mckean St.)
6. ‘I am a pretty shitty stalker’
Craig, the janitor in real life haha – w4m (fairmount)
I met you and your coworkers on a walk with my dog on Fairmount Friday night during the Pope’s visit. I didnt have the balls to give you my number with all your buddies around at the time. If you see this, let me know what you were doing there or some other creepy detail about that conversation, so I know it’s you. I would love to hear from you. Ps sorry if this is super creepy, I am a pretty shitty stalker.