Thomas Pashko Managing editor. When Lukas Frank created a simple Facebook event, he did it on a whim. Little did he suspect that it might lead to love for many a Winnipegger. So I made an event.
Shoppers at a Winnipeg grocery store were checking out more than just the produce aisle this week. Hundreds of curious Winnipeggers showed up at a local Safeway to shop for the perfect mate after the unusual dating event was organized online for Tuesday night.
Safeway singles night turns winnipeg store into meet market
People looking for love were told to tie a bag on their wrist, shopping cart or basket to identify themselves as single. Amid the boxed cereal and pasta aisles, singles like Alana Squire sparked conversations and bonded over this new way to meet potential partners.
Kelley Robinson, a social psychologist, was at the event to observe the interactions. She said Winnipeg lacks a strong singles culture, and events such as this one fills that void.
When the event took off online, the company decided to roll with it. Employees distributed free cupcakes among the shoppers. Single Winnipeggers turned out in droves to mingle in the aisles during a dating event at a local grocery store on Tuesday, March 3, We welcome your comments.
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Event organizer Lucas Andrich said he was blown away by the response. The turnout also surprised Safeway, who saw larger-than-usual crowds for a Tuesday evening. Related Stories Hungry for love? Singles event set to take over Winnipeg grocery store.
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