Forget the online dating....seems that the best place to meet someone is now IN line...at Walmart!!
Yep. According to a new study, people can meet up at Walmart. Kinda makes sense I guess...you both share the desire to find low prices, easy one stop shopping, and perhaps the hunt for the real People of Walmart near you!!
No?? Then check out the story for yourself!
For a lucky 15 states in this lovelorn union of ours, the best hope for bringing a little romance into their citizens' lives lies just beyond the customer service counter of the local Wal-Mart (WMT +0.74%). CNNMoney notes that, according to a study of "missed connections" posts on Craigslist conducted by Psychology Today magazine, Wal-Mart was the most popular place to find love in the U.S. overall.
It's not that there's any romance to rolled-back prices or an aphrodisiac effect to the last-minute splurge items situated in front of the registers. It's just that, in certain states, Wal-Mart is the population's best chance at a universal, communal experience.
In Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey, Illinois and Washington, D.C., that experience is a commuter rail or subway ride. In California, it's the post-work stop at 24-Hour Fitness. In Wisconsin, it's any bar where the taps are flowing. In Hawaii, it's the beach. In Nevada, the casinos.
While Boston Magazine sees fit to opine about the study's statement of love on the rails, a big swath of the country snaking its way from from North Carolina to Idaho could fill a book of sonnets with their experiences between the resin patio chairs and the racks of Angry Birds T-shirts. While “missed connections” almost invariably consists of missed opportunities and sad endings, the fact that folks are looking even under some of the least ideal conditions should give the lonely cause for optimism.
After all, if Mr. or Ms. Right shares your affinity for wide aisles, hangar lighting and low-priced, low-durability goods, then that's a good base, right? Maybe they'll agree to meet with you over a cup of coffee at the in-store Dunkin' Donuts. Maybe that will lead to dinner at the in-store McDonald's or Subway. From there, it's just a quick jaunt to the jewelry section for an engagement ring and to the front desk to start a wedding registry.