Flirting by the fresh food counter is a relatively new concept on the free dating scene but supermarket dating nights are becoming increasingly popular with young singles.
Shopping for your dinner, and a new partner, brings a heady mix of passion and practicality to the normally mundane grocery run.
All you have to do is find a supermarket near you running the free dating night and find out what the single signal is. In some cases a different coloured shopping basket alerts other singles to your intentions, while a Sydney store uses strategically-placed cereal boxes as a sign of availability.
Dedicated supermarket daters report that your choice of cereal or contents of your basket can be as important as your looks on a free dating night. Bran flakes and muesli suggest, dependable, stay-at-home types; Fruit-Loops lovers live life on the edge and buyers of variety packs are willing to talk to anyone.
And admit it, that guy carrying six tins of cat food and the TV Guide will never seem quite as appealing as the oyster-bearing stranger mulling over his choice of wine. And filling your basket with breakfast foods may send clear signals but whether it snags you a first date is another thing.
Wandering through the aisles you'll get a good chance to size up the singles on offer but lingering in strategic places often proves a better bet. Food tasting areas are popular because they offer a natural reason to pause and chat, and the wine section seems to attract a certain type of single eager to prove their style credentials.
If you've chickened out of chatting, a dedicated till for singles makes starting a conversation at the checkout a real possibility, though you may strategically positioning your trolly next to the right shopper.
So if you're hoping for passion by the pasta or seduction among the soups get down to your nearest supermarket for a free dating night now. It's fun, its free and really you've got nothing to lose.