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Commuter Crush is published every Friday, just in time for your unintentional weekend hookups (or while you’re recovering from your debaucherous Thursday night). If you have an interesting story to share, let us know via Facebook, Twitter or Instagram and tag us with #commutercrush.

Commuter Crush: Barfing Bus Buddies

​Missed connections has nothing on this 42 bus nightmare.

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  1. Commuter Crush: A Very Unfortunate Amtrak Ride

    An attractive commuter wearing a business suit sans wedding ring asks her, “Is this seat taken?” All aboard.

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  2. Are dockless bikeshares like dating apps?

    Are dockless bikeshares like dating apps?

    Jeff Wong

    Commuter Crush: How The Dockless Bike Craze is Exactly Like Dating in DC

    What’s more frustrating: Tinder, Bumble, Hinge and Zoosk? Or Lime Bike, Mobike, Ofo and Jump Bike?

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  3. A Hyperloop electric skate would carry 8-16 passengers.

    A Hyperloop electric skate would carry 8-16 passengers.

    The Boring Company

    Commuter Crush: How Hyperloop Hype Mirrors First Date Hope

    The high-speed vacuum tube transit experiment seems as ideal as the date with cute dimples and kind eyes. Then reality may set in and, turns out, they’re a real asshole.

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  4. This cougar can't be tamed. Even on the Red Line.

    This cougar can't be tamed. Even on the Red Line.

    Wikimedia Commons

    Commuter Crush: Metro Cougar

    Kat (pun intended) is stuck in a Red Line train (shocker) and she makes eye contact with the blue-eyed hottie across the car. Can our heroine get his attention (and digits) before they start moving again?

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  5. Head over heels on two wheels.

    Head over heels on two wheels.

    Photo courtesy of Petar Milošević

    Commuter Crush: Bicycling Head Over Heels (in a Bad Way)

    What’s the first thing a bicyclist might do after getting hit by a car? This guy asked a cute girl for her phone number.

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  6. Commuter Crush: Lingering at Work for Love

    From the “It Isn’t Stalking If It’s Meant To Be” Department: Our author recalls a friend who slow-rolled his departure from the office to match his love interest’s commute home.

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