Grocery shopping dating
One of the negative comments simply reads “Stick to groceries.” But as one Whole Foods shopper commented Tuesday night, looking for love at the grocery store is nothing new in Tallahassee.Carson, who declined to give his last name, says, “It was an organic way of speed dating.The newly opened Midtown Whole Foods Market on Thomasville Road is inviting shoppers to walk down the grocery aisle for love.Whole Foods Marketing Team Leader Paul Clements says, “We have a lot of shoppers that come in of all age demographics that are single, but they have a food interest, and, you know, they don’t want to go to a bar and meet somebody.” After one of the chain’s South Florida stores had success with speed dating, Clements says he decided to try it out in the two-week-old Tallahassee location.
But if you're looking to meet someone offline, knowing when and where to get your flirt on can be a little challenging.
"We encourage all of our clients to be open to love no matter where they are," Rachel Federoff, dating and relationship coach with Love and Matchmaking, tells Bustle.
"Riding an elevator, taking a carpool Uber, going to jury duty, sitting in traffic, or simply being in line at a store can work, if you know how to work it." Whether you're looking for love online or off, being good at flirting really starts with confidence. If you have that, then you're already one step in the right direction.
When you're trying to approach someone, there are obvious right ways and wrong ways to go about it. If you can find a way to playfully catch their attention, it can be a great way to start things off.
"Cheap one-liners and raunchy innuendos [likely won't work]" Federoff says. For instance, if you're in a more intimate setting like a bar, Federoff recommends going for the "Gentle Jab." "The Gentle Jab brings it back to grade school," she says. 'Hi, the 90’s called, and they want their shirt back.' This humorous interaction opens the door for playful conversation." Keep in mind, there is a difference between playful teasing and negging. "You may not think of flirting in a grocery store, but there are a lot of potential catches here," Celia Schweyer, dating and relationship expert at Dating Scout, tells Bustle.