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Can ‘Magic Mike’ Be a Magic Love Connection?

by ARLnow.com August 30, 2012 at 11:32 am 4,393 31 Comments

One local man is hoping that the movie “Magic Mike” can be his magic love connection.

A 42-year-old guy posted on the Craigslist Missed Connections page in an effort to connect with a woman he sat next to at an Arlington Cinema Drafthouse (2903 Columbia Pike) screening of the movie, which follows the travails of a group of male strippers.

From Craigslist:

It was a packed movie Monday night. I arrived a couple minutes before the movie started and you offered the empty seat next to you. We talked for a couple minutes. I thought you were intriguing, but regret not having the chance to get to know you more. I liked how you laughed at certain parts of the movie. Email me back if you are curious.

Flickr pool photo by wfyurasko

  • Cletus Van Damme

    I’m really creative with chocolates and cheeses…

    • buzzrbtr

      Hey there, I’m new at this, I mostly date dudes, would you help me figure out my status?

  • Jabroni McATownski

    ….and I have a magic mike that wants to talk to you.

  • ArlingtonWay

    Because what woman wouldn’t want to go out with a guy who goes to a movie about male strippers all by himself? Sounds like a real catch.

    • SomeGuy

      I think the movie selection and solo attendance are less of a disqualifier than his lack of confidence to just get the girl’s digits if they chatted and he was into her.

      • Guy LeDouche

        I don’t know, I’m willing to wager that the girl was willing to chat him up because she felt he was non-threatening…you know, because he is a guy, by himself, there to see Magic Mike, so fairly high odds that he is more into the dudes in the movie than her.

        • nerf

          she sounds fat

      • drax

        Hard to chat up a girl during a movie.

        Maybe she left before he could talk to her afterward.

        • SomeGuy

          Or maybe she gave him a handy when the lights were dim and he had to rush out with his pants half down when the ushers spotted them, thus preventing him from getting her number. Lots of hypothetical games we can play, drax. I’m assuming what I consider the most likely scenario, and thus did not explicitly rule out every other possible scenario such as the aforementioned handy episode.

          • ArlingtonWay

            You would be shocked how infrequently the Cinema and Draft House sterilizes their furniture too. It’s like a shelter in there.

          • nom de guerre

            ^^nice^^ Good memory.

  • Wendy

    May I offer you some lotion for your skin?

    • JamesE

      It does this whenever it is told.

      • jackson

        Or else it gets the hose.

        Yeah, Arlnow, don’t be an enabler for this. He can just go across the street to the Days Inn and meet a nice woman for 20 minutes (and $20), if all the stories about busts there are true.

  • Wiz

    Dude needed to put the moves on her right then and there. She was probably a little drunk and all fired up after the show.

  • Arlingtron

    I wonder if any “missed connections” ever actually connect. If so, was it worth it? You’ve got to act in the moment or the opportunity will be gone forever leaving just the fantasy of what could have been.

    • SomeGuy

      Yes, they do. I know of some that have.

      • Grindr

        /\ this /\

  • jorge

    Hey guys, please stop hating on me.

    – Paul Ruebens.

  • Guy LeDouche

    Seriously?? My issues with this situation are: (1) Why is arlnow wasting effort and space on this (2) Come on man, grow a set and ask the girl out right then…is “would you like to grab a drink or coffee after the movie or some other time” so hard to say? What’s the worst that happens, she says no, which she probably would have because…(3) what straight, 42 year old guy goes to see Magic Mike, particularly by himself?? Did this guy have nothing else to do that night because he just finished the 50 Shades of Grey books?

    • dude, it’s the old waiting outside the male strip club for the ladies to come out at closing time, after the ladies have seen naked dudes for hours. He was a man on a mission, too bad that fool didn’t have the balls.

  • DarkHeart

    Did the WaPo ever run these ads as well, or was that just City Paper?

    • nunya

      WaPo used to as well.

  • so this is a goofy article

  • Jim

    they guy clearly mislabeled this post on craigslist. he sat next to another guy. it makes more sense.

    • WeiQiang

      From the wording, I’d have to disagree. He’s looking for a woman.

    • agree with Jim. makes more sense and the wording is not gender specific.

      • Allan

        so not only is he socially crippled, he can’t read either. What a catch.

  • Mary-Austin

    I for one was extremely disappointed by Magic Mike.
    There was almost no grinding!
    I think Crystal City restaurant needs to branch out and have maybe once a week be ladies night.

    • Mr. Zeigfield

      Until that happens, please come visit us at Secrets in Southwest DC … next to The Crucible.

    • LVGuy

      Seriously disappointing amount of grinding and other fun things I was looking forward too.


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