Turns out Cupid has no boundaries—and he visits WalMart more frequently than you thought. So reveals Dorothy Gambrell's "Missed Connections" map, which appears in the February issue of Psychology Today.
The map, which breaks down, state-by-state, the most common hotspots for Missed Connections posted on Craigslist, has been making a stir on the web over the past couple of days. Denizens of states across country came away with their own interpretations, questions and repudiations. Some of the most common reactions:
Oklahomans crushing on Oklahomans at the state fair? Adorable!
WalMart, a leading love incubator in 15 states? How sad!
Indianans missing connections at home? Hm...
New Yorkers, Atlantans and Northwesterners commiserated about nearly meeting someone in transit.
Californians patted themselves on the backs for working out all the time.
And Andrew Sullivan summarized a common sentiment, calling it the "saddest map in America."