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Old 10-02-2007, 10:46 AM
 
Location: Bergen County, NJ
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Just thought I would change it up and start a thread on a light subject for a change.

So did anyone first meet a significant other, or a close friend on the subway?

I'm curious about this, because the subway is a natural place to meet new people, but here in NYC people often have their guards up. If anyone has any cool stories, please share.

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Old 10-02-2007, 11:00 AM
 
Location: San Diego native.
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I hope there are some responses.
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Old 10-02-2007, 11:47 AM
 
Location: Albany area
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Only the pervert who started rubbing the side of my thigh with the back of his hand as we sat squished like sardines during rush hour...guess he thought I wouldn't notice.
I noticed.
I'm always looking though....
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Old 10-02-2007, 12:02 PM
 
Location: Maspeth
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Only the pervert who started rubbing the side of my thigh with the back of his hand as we sat squished like sardines during rush hour...guess he thought I wouldn't notice.
I noticed.
I'm always looking though....
haha thats good. u didnt get his number then?
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Old 10-03-2007, 10:06 AM
 
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i once met a girl on the subway....called her for 2 weeks straight and she was never home.....she even wanted to go to the beach with me that day i met her but i had somewhere 2 go....missed opportunities....
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Old 10-05-2007, 07:20 AM
 
Location: Bronx, NY
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What's very poignant are the ads I used to see in the Voice and other local papers. Usually they went like this:

Sunday April 10th, L train 2 pm.

We exchanged eye contact, you were wearing a leather jacket and purple bell bottoms. I was in jeans and a "I'd rather be reading Bukowski" T-shirt. Was too shy to make contact but can't stop thinking about you. Please contact me....

Such potential for meeting up, but usually so futile. Though I hear you have a much better chance at a Barnes and Noble, laundromat, supermarket, Home Depot, etc. Easier to start an "innocent" convo for sure.

And hey guys...if you see a nice girl on the subway or elsewhere who seems to be interested, give it a try. Plenty of single women trying to meet nice men without resorting to the bar scene.
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Old 10-05-2007, 07:41 AM
 
Location: Bergen County, NJ
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What's very poignant are the ads I used to see in the Voice and other local papers. Usually they went like this:

Sunday April 10th, L train 2 pm.

We exchanged eye contact, you were wearing a leather jacket and purple bell bottoms. I was in jeans and a "I'd rather be reading Bukowski" T-shirt. Was too shy to make contact but can't stop thinking about you. Please contact me....

Such potential for meeting up, but usually so futile. Though I hear you have a much better chance at a Barnes and Noble, laundromat, supermarket, Home Depot, etc. Easier to start an "innocent" convo for sure.

And hey guys...if you see a nice girl on the subway or elsewhere who seems to be interested, give it a try. Plenty of single women trying to meet nice men without resorting to the bar scene.
Missed Connections on Craigslist is full of those type of ads too.
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Old 10-05-2007, 08:42 AM
 
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Got trashed one Sunday afternoon in the Village. Jumped on the Uptown D to go home. Somewhere along the line, some girl started talking to me and was charmed by my intoxicated humor (go figure). We exchanged numbers- she wrote hers on my hand and it smeared. I forgot about until she actually called me. At that point, sober and clear headed, I remembered that I was involved and had to awkwardly explain and apologize.

So not quite a success, but an indication that, yes, you can meet someone on the NY Subway. Try getting drunk first.
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Old 10-05-2007, 10:35 AM
 
Location: Bronx, NY
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LOL, Moth...

if I were a young, single guy, I'd sure be tempted to strike up a convo with some of those bonny young Irish lasses riding down from Woodlawn on the #4 train...they usually travel in pairs, though, so bring a friend...and check if they're 18!
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Old 10-05-2007, 10:36 AM
 
Location: Bronx, NY
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PS--that can be a long, long ride when you're drunk and need to go to the bathroom like NOW.
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