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Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Meeting Women in the Supermarket

Following up on our previous report, "A Girl in the Supermarket", I was back in my local supermarket today and found another opportunity.

A short, cute woman was climbing onto the lower shelf in the bread aisle trying to reach hamburger rolls that were lying on the top shelf. I watched as she checked the dates on the packages, groaned, and began her climb. She was obviously unhappy with the results and proceeded to try and reach up again. My moment had arrived...

Me: Do you need some help?
Her: Yeah, I can't reach the buns up top.
Me: Bad date?
Her: Yep.
Me: They put the older ones up in front and the fresh ones in the back. They figure someone of your size will just take the older ones.
Her: Could you get one for me?
Me: Sure, no need to be climbing around like a monkey.

This led to some random chit chat, during which time she kept laughing and playing with her hair. This one was just TOO easy.

Now, she happened to have a child with her. To some this is damaged goods, to others it's unnecessary baggage, and to others it's just a part of life.

I asked for her number. She said, "the kid didn't scare you off?" I laughed and said no. She smiled and gave it to me.

The thing that makes a place like a supermarket so appealing for approaching women is that this is one of those perfectly normal, everyday places that ALL of us have to go to at some point. These well-lit, non-threatening environments are great because people's guards are usually down, and women would generally be more open to starting a conversation there than they would be in, say, a bar or club.

Another advantage of meeting women in a supermarket is that women generally go to these places alone, so there is no concern about peer pressure or being cock-blocked.

Finally, people generally tend to shop at supermarkets located close to where they live, so it would be that much easier to set up an immediate coffee date or meet up with them later. A woman picked ME up at a supermarket about a year ago and it turned out that she lives right around the corner from me. We STILL hang out from time to time...

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Alexander Stone & Stephen David
Copyright 2007 - Online Dating Edge / Approach Dynamics

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

as a single mom, i'm happy you touched n the topic of "damaged goods"- hope you'll post more on dating and the single parent.