Yes, randoms who think it’s OK to talk to you when you’re clearly deep into tweeting something about your coffee can be really annoying, but sometimes when you give strangers the opportunity to talk to you, they can actually be cool.
If the Instagram account Hot Dudes Reading has taught us anything, it’s that the subway is an oyster of attractive people who may be your ideal match.
The messages continue for random reasons (the person is traveling out of town, in hospital, busy, etc.). Write a story about someone who is infatuated with someone they know in person.
Write a story about someone who begins writing deep and meaningful messages with someone from an online dating site.
Consider handing them a piece of paper with your number before you get off the train. Consider volunteering for a cause you care about, and see who you meet.
At the very least, you'll make friends (with more potentially cute buddies).