We’re thrilled for Match’s newest major feature release, Missed Connections. A big shout out to our Product, Design, Analytics, Legal, Engineering (app + backend + search), Site Ops and Marketing teams for making this happen. Great job EVERYONE!!!
Missed Connections also doesn’t show your precise past location to others. In other words, it won’t show that you passed someone by at the “Starbucks on Madison,” but rather shows an intersection point within one block (e.g. “Prince and Broadway”) as well as how many times you’ve crossed paths with that person.
Because messaging is only open to paid members, Missed Connections is also a feature only for Match’s paid subscribers.
The idea of connecting with someone you spotted in real life, but didn’t speak to, has been a longtime staple of newspapers’ classified ads. But in more recent years, startups have offered a modern-day twist on this.
Once in the Missed Connections section, you’ll be able to view a feed that shows you who you’ve recently crossed paths with in the real world. But unlike on Happn, this feed is curated based on your current matching criteria in addition to your location. Happn, meanwhile, only lets you narrow down by “men,” “women” and age.