NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — A New York City woman who tried to track down her mystery Valentine via billboard in Brooklyn will have to find love another way.

Twenty-five-year-old Devin Custalow said she felt a connection with an unidentified man wearing yellow shoes on the G train — though the two never exchanged words.

“I was on the way home from Coney Island with my roommate and we noticed this cute guy catching our attention on the subway and throughout the trip he kept getting closer and closer,” Custalow said. “We kept making eye contact like the whole time.”

But she got separated from the mystery man after the chance meeting in October and hasn’t seen him since.

“We got mixed up in the crowds and he got on the connecting train and I got stuck on the platform as the doors shut,” Custalow said.

When she got home she created a “missed connection” post on Craigslist describing the encounter, and soon received an offer from Las Vegas hotel Park MGM to help her track down the “Yellow shoes guy on the G train.”

The hotel painted a 20-foot mural across from the Williamsburg Hotel describing the meeting and requesting the mystery man meet Custalow there on Valentine’s Day at 1 p.m.

Custalow was surrounded by friends, family and tons of cameras as she waited for her Romeo.

Her father even drove down from Boston to be there for the deciding moment.

“I’m really excited for her,” Dave Custalow said. “I’m just wishing the best for her.”

The man with the yellow shoes never showed up, but Custalow won’t let that ruin her Valentine’s Day.

“This has been such a great experience and I’m really just happy to be here,” she said. “I think you have to put yourself out there. There’s no harm, no foul.”

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