Subway Crush takes two concepts and creates a new way for people to hook up. The application is similar to Craig’s Lists’ missed connections service. The difference is that Subway Crush focuses on missed connections through mass transit. People who encounter one another in the public transportation system can post an advertisement seeking the other person on Subway Crush. The site current supports missed connections in New York City, Boston, Chicago, San Francisco and London. Users can respond to postings after logging in. Subway Crush also offers convenient search filters that allow users to filter by all posts or guys seeking girls, girls seeking guy s, guys seeking guys and girls seeking girls.
Subway Crush was founded in April of 2008. Based out of New York City, the application was intended to give users a different way to connect. Every day, thousands of people travel the public transportation systems in many popular cities. Subway Crush is designed to help those who meet someone special express their feelings and possibly locate their missed connection. The current Subway Crush team includes owner Matt Haggerty and Mike Bodge.
The missed connection concept is not a new one. However Subway Crush puts a new spin on it, focusing on public transportation. Users who meet someone special on the bus, train or subway can express their feelings and possibly catch the attention of the person who they missed connecting with.
The Subway Crush website greets users with a primarily black and white color scheme, contrasted by vibrant orange, green, blue, red and purple. The logo features solid black lettering offset by round, colorful bubbles that spell out “Crush.” The homepage shows the latest missed connections with three tabs at the top of the page to also view the user’s crushes and post a new crush. The missed connection postings are very short and simple. They contain a headline and the message added by the user. The site also contains a few banner advertisements, but these are not terribly intrusive and offer services that might be relevant (such as online dating websites and similar services).
A new user can join the Subway Crush community by clicking the red “Click Here to Register” link in the upper, right hand corner of the homepage. The brief registration form asks for an email address, password, gender and secret code entry to prove that the user is human. A note at the top of the form advises the user that their information is kept completely private. After filling out the form, the user can click the grey and black “Register” button at the bottom to complete sign up and start posting on Subway Crush.
Subway Crush offers a very simple posting service that does not warrant a fee. Anyone can join and maintain an account for free. There are no charges for posting or responding to posts on Subway Crush. The website contains advertisements, which help offset the expense of maintaining the site.
Subway Crush is ideal for anyone who has ever encountered someone special while using public transportation. The site covers a handful of very popular cities in and outside of the United States. Of course the users located in those cities are the only ones who can really benefit from using Subway Crush.