My women friends tell me that Home Depot is a better place to meet single men than any bar. It seems men just love to talk to a pretty woman about tools.
Now, Wal-Mart is getting into the singles scene. (via Martinis, Persistence, and a Smile)
At at least one store in the United States and throughout Germany, Wal-Mart stores are hosting weekly singles nights, where shoppers looking for romance tie a red ribbon to their carts as they browse for laundry detergent, loofahs and, yes, love.
So, are retail stores the next Match.com?
As a public service to single women everywhere, here is a handy guide to the five major types of men and which store to find him in.
Citizen of the Month’s Guide to Men and their Stores
Dependable, loyal, trustworthy, gives practical gifts like a blender for birthday, always pay their bills on time, dull as dishwater, no sense of humor
Corporate, assertive, workaholic, Ivy Leaguer, big spender, unromantic, will sleep with secretary
(store: Hammacher Schlemmer)
Mr. Self-Made Man
Runs successful blue-collar business, fights for success despite limited education, more comfortable with buddies than women, drunkard
(store: Home Depot)
Mr. Power Broker
Extremely wealthy, gives his woman the finest things in life, ruthless, opportunist, frequently short and unattractive, sees wife as trophy, lousy in bed
Creative, humorous, artsy major in college, intelligent, caring lover, financially hopeless, limited prospects, neurotic, mamma’s boy
(store: independent coffee bar, not Starbucks)
Ladies, good luck!