Scoring in the supermarket

Posted by Hayden Allen-Vercoe on Mon 26th June 2006 at 07:49 AM, Filed in The Ideal Dating Venue

Yep, its here…. In fact its actually been here for a while, its just taken time to really catch on.  Supermarkets around the world are now clocking onto the idea and in their wisdom, promoting it.  In France for instance (Paris) certain supermarkets have stated that Thursdays are ideal for singles – singles are given a purple basket with a cartoon of a kissing couple, and offered a glass of champagne and a free photograph if they succeed in hooking up with a potential mate.  Apparently there are 900,000 singles in Paris so the market is definitely there.

Turn a boring task into an exciting opportunity, hit the isles of love!

I stumbled across a website that has got some great tips for pulling in the supermarket, check out Pink Fringe.

Quite a few supermarkets here in the UK don’t have any specific day when it comes to singles night, but for some reason Monday night seems to repeat itself.  There are loads of weird and wonderful rumours about how to tell if someone is up for it, some of these are as follows:

• Bunch of lone bananas in the front of the trolley
• A lone passion fruit in the front of the trolley
• Bunch of roses in your trolley

I wouldn’t like to guarantee any of these means the shopper is up for some chat… these are just things people have told me about in their local supermarket. 

Shopping for many of us is a hugely boring affair, especially your weekly feed shop, why not spice it up and try my essential guide to getting lucky in the isles:

Gain a captive audience
Wear something that will show off your sexy side, maybe a slitted skirt, bikini top, or if you are a fella dress up for the occasion and look well groomed, possibly a casual shirt and some classy trousers and shoes.  Just wear something that makes you feel good and you know you normally get a few glances with.  It snaps onlookers out of the monotony of food shopping!

Spot a victim
Your average large supermarket has a shed load of people in it at the same time.  Find someone who grabs your attention and look for the signs that they aren’t attached (i.e. no wedding ring, single persons meals, and a most importantly partner walking round with them!).  Once they tick all the boxes look at the direction they are heading down the isle and go the opposite way so you get an opportunity to meet head on.

In for the kill
Once they go to pick up an item in the isle, try to manoeuvre yourself to get the same item.  Give them an eyebrow flash and with a natural smile say an unthreatening “hi” to which you should get a smile back “hi” back.  Nows your chance to take it further…..

Opening up
You’ll know straight away if there is an opportunity to open up the conversation.  Try to make them smile or even better, laugh.  This way you will get their immediate attention.  Don’t push it any more than a casual chat – just make your mark!

Look for a conversation piece about any of the following suitable topics:

• A fantastic recipe to do with a particular item (one you were both choosing)
• You have to come shopping in the evening (if it is of course) because its when its most quiet and you can’t be assed with the queues
• “Just had to chat to the best looking person in the meat isle”!

The checkout
You’ve made your mark, now check the body language and work out if there is any chemistry there.  Get some looks at the checkout and throw some smiles back at them and see the response.

Seal the deal
If all has gone to plan, don’t be afraid to ask them whether they want to grab a quick coffee in the restaurant in the Supermarket or the coffee shop round the corner… you don’t ask you don’t get!

Shopping will never be the same again!

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My local tesco in Bristol holds a singles night on a Tuesday night, its brilliant with loads of hot tottie around - in terms of being able to tell, i’ve heard of the banana thing too… this is a cool blog!

Posted by James Corrie  on Tue 27th June 2006 at 07:05 PM | #

By far the best supermarket for pulling a decent looking girl is Waitrose - a class above the rest.  I met my current girlfriend of 3 years there in the frozen isle.  The checkout gals are also the best!

Posted by Martin  on Mon 3rd July 2006 at 06:18 AM | #

It’s interesting how the least intereesting places can be great places to find love.

Posted by Audi  on Mon 3rd July 2006 at 01:24 PM | #

Mad isn’t it! Its whenever you least expect it.

Posted by chantelle  on Mon 3rd July 2006 at 08:24 PM | #

Our local ASDA in Newcastle is starting to do this.

Posted by brian  on Wed 16th August 2006 at 07:31 AM | #

hi, im thinking of advertising that a certain night is singles night at the rugby branch of tesco.
so reading your site is giving me some good ideas.
what i need to know, is that is there a free site that will handle a few webpages for me to publisise this?
any help appreciated.

Posted by terry biker  on Tue 21st October 2008 at 07:11 AM | #


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