I’ve always said that I wanted to date a man with a British accent. I’ve also always said that I never wanted to meet a man at a bar. So you can imagine my excitement this week when I learned that Asda, Britain’s second-largest supermarket chain, launched their own dating website last week. Their UK based site, www.asdadating.com, actually matches potential partners based upon their shopping habits. It’s brilliant! (Note: I often use the word “brilliant” when I am attempting to speak with a fake British accent. That was me pretending to be British.)
This novel idea came about after a survey of 10,000 Asda shoppers concluded that 71% of men and 64% of women preferred to meet potential dates in local supermarkets to bars. (Apparently I am not the only one out there who doesn’t like to meet men in bars.) The survey also found that 47% of shoppers have actually viewed the contents of fellow shoppers baskets to try and gauge whether they were single.
An Asda spokesperson explained that, “Asdadating.com is the ‘perfect matchmaking option,’ because it allows you to get your weekly shop done while chatting to fellow Asda shoppers who take your fancy”. (This spokesperson is clearly British. I mean what non-British spokesperson would ever use the word “fancy” to describe a potential love interest? I wonder if he’s single.) It goes without saying that the Brits are definitely doing their part in turning organic dating into a reality.
So what does all of this mean exactly for Dean?
What this means is that Asdadating.com is obviously the gateway for me to find a potential husband. The site is based in the UK, which means that the majority of its members speak with British accents. Check. Our first encounter would be at a supermarket; not at a bar. Awesome. Next, if he’s going to the supermarket to buy groceries, this most-likely means that he knows how to cook. Score. And lastly, I can use a quirky supermarket pick-up line such as, “How about a little roll in the Bakery Department” on a guy without getting judged. Bonus.
Now all I have to do in order to take advantage of this amazing concept is to move to the UK…and lie about my eating habits. (Let’s face it. It’s not in my best interest to get paired with another cereal addict like myself; even if he does speak with a British accent.)
So to all of you single blokes out there, Dean is on her way! And she can’t wait to share her melons with you.