Many postings on Missed Connections have absolutely no chance of catching the right person's eye because of how they are written. Here are tips from Peter Freedman, Craigslist director of romance research, to better your odds of making that connection.

* When describing your subject, mention colors, clothes. Be specific. If you actually spoke, mention things you talked about.

* Have a vivid and eye-catching headline.

* Don't procrastinate. Get your message up there quickly and keep reading Missed Connections because the other person might be looking for you, too.