In the end, I didn't find love, like, or lust at Walmart. Hell, there wasn't a single person I'd consider sharing a can of Pringles with, much less spit. Maybe I was too confident, outgoing, or stood too tall. All I know is that I left Walmart feeling like a failure for a hot second, until a reasonably attractive guy wheeling his shopping cart stopped to say, "Looking good. Looking good." Aww, yeah. Positive male affirmation. My day was complete. At least there was a hint of hope.
I may not have scored digits or a date, but I left with my dignity intact. Besides, this was never really about true love, but more about testing a theory. So is Walmart really the best place to score a date? I guess it depends upon what you’re looking for. And most definitely not in Washington State. There are far crazier, more fun places to meet a future ex.
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Charyn Pfeuffer is a Seattle-based freelance writer with a pretty high bar when it comes to sex and relationships. As much as she likes $1 Pringles, she’s not willing to settle or wear slippers in public. Follow her on Twitter: @charynpfeuffer.