#RushHourCrush – the best of the Metro’s lonely hearts column

Because putting slightly creepy messages into national newspapers read by millions will definitely work better than approaching them in real life

PUBLISHED: 08:00, 04 Dec 2014 | 
UPDATED: 10:23, 04 Dec 2014 | 

People sharing the entire phone conversation with the whole carriage…of the quiet zone. Buses that drive right past your stop in the rain. Seat hoggers on packed commuter trains. You know the daily struggle of simply getting yourself to and from work.

But, Wowzeto can reveal, it’s not all doom and gloom! A lot of people have a little guilty pleasure which cheers them up, at least a small fraction – yes, we’re talking about the Metro’s Rush Hour Crush Column.

Between the pages of otherwise mostly somber stories is a page of gems, dedicated purely to admiration.

Here are some of our favourite entries…


Looking for his sugar

A photo posted by Stephen Busby (@sbusby88) on


You may not think of Public Transport as a hot spot for finding the love of your life but here is an example of a tooth less bald man finding his perfect Quaver-loving bubbly brunette. Also proof that teeth are not an essential part of attraction

This admirer seemingly shows a complete lack of effort and if he really wants to find his dream girl then maybe he should be a bit more specific next time because…ya know, it’s not like everyone has cheekbones or anything!


Really using all his resources isn’t he?


Why are you just sitting around waiting for love to happen? Be this person and just go put yourself right out there


Whilst other people pray every morning when they get on the bus that today might be the day someone declares their love for them.


Richard gets kudos for the compliment, which thinking about it is scandalously underused. Next time you comment on someone, compliment their amazing brain!


Problem with this tactic is that writing your number on a bank note will either make you seem arrogant or like you’re implying that they need donations. Just Sayin’

Overall, the greatest thing about Rush Hour Crush is that it shows in a world full of Tinder matches, there are still many other ways of meeting potential lovers and this one is both very sweet and very entertaining

Nope, it’s not just you