Whole Foods has found itself in an embarrassing position as of late, thanks to its CEO’s habit of stealthily posting on financial message boards, but at least the company has one thing to be pleased with: apparently, the stores are great places to meet like-minded singles. Today’s New York Sun features a funny little article about the burgeoning singles scene at New York’s Whole Foods Bowery. Apparently, at Whole Foods, flirting is “easy…because of low expectations.” A ringing endorsement if we’ve ever heard one! Gawker followed up with a post on some of New York’s finest Craigslist Missed Connections posts about Whole Foods. The whole thing got us wondering…are the Hub Whole Foods stores comparable meet markets to their New York counterparts? We took to our own Craigslist for an investigation. Below, some of the highlights:
•feisty cute chick at whole foods in newton: “Saw you a while back but it was in the hing store.Well if you read this and are interested in a good guy not a stalker lol.5ft4 dirty blond name begins with a d ?”: We know what all those words mean, but not in that order. Whose name begins with a “D”? Truly, we are at a loss.
•Whole Foods Fresh Pond: “You look like someone who is spoken for, or the kind of man that would never read these posts. You seemed kind of tired and hungry but very beautiful; in a blue shirt w/ pale green fatigues. A little shy, Like I am?”: How, exactly does one look like someone who is spoken for? Was this dude wearing a wedding ring?
•Spanish(?) girl at Whole Foods near Central red line ~2pm: “You were doing grocery with your mom. I was in the line behind you.”: True fact: you can’t mack on someone when they’re out with their mom.
So what are the takeaways here?
•Whole Foods patrons may love organic produce, but they don’t necessarily love proper grammar.
•There are plenty of single and looking folks at Whole Foods, so next time, speak up instead of posting on Craigslist!
Whole Foods Market [Official Site]
Whole Foods CEO May Be In Some (Bottled) Hot Water [Serious Eats]
Whole Foods Bowery Is Proud Of Its Meet Market [New York Sun]
Meet The God Of Whole Foods Union Square [Gawker]