On the Elliptical Last Thursday? (M4F) 

Study finds Virginia most likely to miss love connections at the gym.

In Hawaii, it's the beach. In Oklahoma, it's the state fair. In North Carolina, it's Wal-Mart. And in Virginia, the place where we're most likely to miss a love connection is the gym.

That's according to an analysis by Psychology Today of the "missed connections" listings of each state posted online at the free classifieds service Craigslist.

If you aren't familiar with the genre, missed connection ads typically follow plaintive eye contact and possible sparks between potential mates in public spaces. In lieu of a conversation or an exchange of contact information, one half of the connection takes to the Internet, describing the noninteraction in hopes that the other half will see the ad and respond.

In Virginia, that's most likely to happen at the gym, the study finds, so that stranger's stare from the treadmill beside you may just be the beginnings of a beautiful online connection. Psychology Today's analysis also reveals that nationally, missed connections among 20-somethings were most likely to occur in ice cream shops. Among posters with a median age of 30, it was bars. And things get seeder at age 40, where most occurred in strip clubs or adult bookstores.


Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

  • Re: Lou Dean

    • Lou Dean's comforting voice was as synonymous with Richmond as Chuck Thompson's colorful voice was…

    • on October 25, 2016
  • Re: Meet the People Behind the Curtains of Richmond's Mayoral Campaigns

    • I was hoping for a similar story myself but this week I saw Peter Galuzca's…

    • on October 25, 2016
  • Re: Meet the People Behind the Curtains of Richmond's Mayoral Campaigns

    • When should we expect a Style Weekly article on Terry McAulliffe's payoff of the FBI…

    • on October 25, 2016
  • More »
  • More by Ned Oliver

    • Auto Spying

      Virginia lawmakers are fighting against the use of license-plate scanners by police. But what about the people privately watching your whereabouts?
      • Apr 28, 2015
    • City Explores Tax on Richmond Airbnb Rentals

      • Apr 21, 2015
    • Flash Forward

      Richmond is getting a $54 million, high-speed bus line right down Broad Street. But do we need it? Here are the answers to seven questions you might be asking.
      • Apr 21, 2015
    • More »

    Copyright © 2016 Style Weekly
    Richmond's alternative for news, arts, culture and opinion
    All rights reserved
    Powered by Foundation