It's no secret: finding a good man is HARD. Every single woman knows this. That can make for some really cold, lonely nights during this long winter. I imagine that was the motivation behind one woman's recent attempt to find the guy of her dreams.
Maria Luisa Portuongo Vila is in search of the man who caught her eye on a New York City subway train. She put up signs in the subway that read, "Our Eyes Met" and included a sketch of the dude and details of when and where the missed love connection occurred. She has also used Twitter to spread the word. Is this a sweet attempt at finding love? Sure. But it's also an incredibly risky and dangerous one. Why? She is looking for some guy she saw on an NYC subway. Enough said.
"I really saw this man in the subway and liked him," she told the New York Daily News. Maria Luisa, a performance artist originally from Chile, says they glanced at each other two or three times before the train got too crowded and she lost him. "I was totally frustrated," she said. "I was angry with my bad performance and I said, 'OK, I am going to look for him and I am going to find him!'"
I do sympathize with the poor woman. It's almost Valentine's Day and that's a hard time to be solo. But her desperation could be deadly. Come on Maria Luisa, safety first. You don't have to be a fan of Criminal Minds or Dexter to know there are a ton of crazies out there. This is a great city, full of great people, but there are a fair amount of nut jobs masquerading as nice guys. The poster might as well have read, “This is about my heart ... but please don’t cut it out and eat eat it ...” It also reads, “Our eyes met” ... but how does she know he wasn’t sizing her up to wear her as a skin coat?
Maybe I've watched too many freaky Lifetime movies, but I just don't think this is a smart idea. That’s not to say not to take chances, but don’t be reckless. If she does get a call from this top-hat-sporting, subway romeo, here is what she needs to do to protect herself: meet someplace public, bring a friend along, don't go anywhere alone with him, don't give him your address right away, don't leave him alone with your drink, and just be a bit leery. I know it doesn't sound romantic, but if you are gonna find love on the subway (especially this way), you have to proceed with caution.
Check out the YouTube video she made about her mystery man:
What's the craziest thing you've ever done to meet a guy?