Winter drags on and Valentine's Day is nearly a month behind us, but a dating event in Winnipeg combining grocery shopping and mixing with other singles brought hundreds of eligible locals together.
Ahead of Tuesday night's big event, Singles Night at Safeway had already gained momentum on Facebook, with more than 1,000 people saying they'd attending (actual turnout numbers weren't available). The event reprised similar singles nights that last took place in 1986 at the same Winnipeg Safeway.
Singles ready to mingle tied a plastic bag to their shopping cart or handbasket as a signal they were willing to be approached, which probably spared some other shoppers a few awkward conversations.
A local radio station hosted, and interactive games company Big Games brought their giant Jenga set as an icebreaker. There was also an on-site donation area for a local food bank.
The event's Facebook page was quite lively, particularly one comment thread discussing whether it was OK to messageRead More »from Meat market or meet market? Winnipeggers look for love at Safeway Singles Night