In New York, Your Cat Will Help You Find Love


Imagine our surprise when, last night, we were just poking around in Craigslist Missed Connections — not for ourselves, mind you, for a friend — and we discovered not one, not two, but a veritable plethora of possible connections related to cats. Cat fashions, cat food buying, cat litter buying, owning cats…We take this as significant evidence that having a cat — being a crazy cat lady or cat man, even — is not the relationship killer once alleged to be. Having a cat may actually help you meet someone! The only other possibility is that cat people and Craigslist Missed Connections people have a large overlap. Mm, no. It’s that cats are bringing people together! Having a cat, if you’re lucky, maybe even get you laid. Use this knowledge for good, not evil, please. After the jump: Are you any of these cat people? Someone (human) may be interested.

Cat dress! – m4w (L train)
Date: 2011-08-03, 1:25PM EDT
To the girl with a nose ring that got on the L train this morning around 1st ave or so… I really liked your cat dress! I didn’t want to say anything and come off as an AM creeper. But yeah, with the silhouettes of all the cats on there… cool dress!

Lots of Cat Food!!! 8/2 – m4w (CVS on Qns Blvd/67 Ave)
Date: 2011-08-03, 9:15AM EDT
Last night, around 9:45 PM at CVS on the corner of Queens Blvd & 67th Ave, we had a very brief, but very pleasant exchange while you were purchasing a large amount of cat food. You were wearing a gray suit and have long dark hair.

What did we speak about? What did I say as I was leaving?

Coffee sometime soon or a drink after work?

Looking forward to hearing from you.

You were buying kitty litter at Target.. – m4w – 30 (Target- BK)
Date: 2011-08-02, 10:18PM EDT
A little after 9 pm Tuesday night at the Target by Atlantic Ave. You: curly brown hair, white top, buying kitty litter. Me: orange t-shirt, trying to get in line behind you, you telling me you were the last one in line. You’re really beautiful. I wasn’t looking so super fresh just coming from the gym but… coffee? Or something?

Woman in The Pet Market between w.108 & w. 109 – m4w – 28 (Upper West Side)
Date: 2011-08-01, 11:08PM EDT
It is The Pet Market on broadway between west 108 st. and west 109 st. I just want to say to the woman with the dark brown hair and glasses that you are amazingly beautiful. I stopped in yesterday to buy some things for my cats and showed you pictures of them. I forgot your name though. I wanted to know if you are single. If you see this email me through here. If anyone knows this lady can you please direct her towards this posting it would be greatly appreciated.

And, the saddest one:

We used to live together. We used to have a cat. – w4m (one year ago)
Date: 2011-07-29, 3:22PM EDT
I think about writing to you sometimes.

But it’s also the happiest!

Re: We used to live together. We used to have a cat. – w4m – m4w
Date: 2011-07-29, 4:07PM EDT
I’d like that.

See. There’s someone for everyone, even someone with cats. Unless cats have posted all of these Missed Connections. Which would be, in a word, diabolical.