You miss 100% of the shots you don't take and one Rockford man learned that lesson the hard way.

The internet is truly a place where you can entertain yourself for hours.  From podcasts, to movies, to getting into arguments with internet trolls, and my favorite:

Seeing peoples' love lives unfold for the world to see.


I follow a few subreddits called /Dating_Advice, /DatingInYourTwenties, and /ForeverAlone, and let me tell you.. I spend hours reading peoples' posts.

And sometimes, I spend time on my local Craigslist scrolling mindlessly through the Missed Connections page seeing who's looking for the "one that got away."

What are Missed Connections?

"a missed-connection is a short message in a newspaper or website that attempts to find a person who had been seen in public by the author. The intent is usually romantic" [isawyou]

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If you didn't think you could find love literally anywhere, think again.  There's someone out there for everybody and that means you could meet them in the most bizarre places, like a gas station.

Refueling Romance: Rockford Man's Search For Gas Station Soulmate

A Rockfordian posted to the Missed Connections page looking for a pretty, tall blonde who probably could've gotten some free gas if they just waved back at the pump.


Related: Don’t Fall For These 5 Cold-Hearted Romance Scams In Illinois

So, you sexy tall blonde... if you're seeing this, maybe you're kicking yourself for not saying hi back.  Now's your chance to get that chance!  If you reunite, I want to know ASAP!

17 Things You Probably Miss About Good Ol' Rockford, Illinois

Whether you still live in Rockford or have moved away, you know you miss something about the Forest City! Here's what Facebook fans said:

20 Things Rockford People Miss When They Go Out Of Town

What do you miss the most when you leave Rockford? 

Rockfordians had a lot to say when asked this question. Some were pretty serious... and others just have a really good sense of humor. Maybe you can relate to some of these!

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