Love At First Sight? Try Walmart

Missed Connections

The love of your life might be shopping at Walmart right now.

A recent study by the folks at Psychology Today magazine found that Walmart is the most popular place for people to experience love at first site.

According to CNN, researchers poured over “missed connections” posts on Craigslist. After analyzing the data, it was determined that people in over 15 states found someone special while browsing the aisles at Walmart.

The “missed connections” section of the website allows folks to post ads after missing an opportunity to ask a stranger out on a date. The study revealed that mostly men post to this section of Craigslist.

Globe and Mail explains that Walmart isn’t the only place people are experiencing love at first sight. These so-called “missed connections” also happen at other locations across the country. However, where this sensation occurs depends on the individual’s age.

Men over the age of 40 tend to experience love at first sight and missed connections at strip clubs or adult bookstores. Those in their 30s often look for romance in bars, while 20-year-olds can be found on the prowl inside “ice cream stores.”

Although Walmart is certainly a popular spot for those looking for love, it’s not the only popular spot these missed connections can occur. In fact, it all depends on where you live.

Missed Connections

People in several states across the country believe they have found that special someone while shopping at area supermarkets. Gas stations, convenience stores, and “super stores” were also listed on the map provided by researchers at Psychology Today.

New Yorkers often experience a missed connection on the subway, while people in California have spied their future spouse at fitness centers. Not surprisingly, love is in the air at casinos all over Las Vegas.

Although missed connections are posted to Craigslist from all across the country, men in Idaho post in the category more frequently than any other state. Oddly, the percentage of women in Idaho who posted to Craigslist was the lowest in the nation.

Have you experienced love at first sight or a missed connection while shopping at Walmart?

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