Ah Ha! The Supermarket Myth Squashed!!!
Many moons ago, I wrote a post on the ‘meet-cute-in-the-supermarket’ myth. ( http://datingdaredevil.com/?p=1 ).
Now some real data on it from Jezebel.com.
“Prof. Reuben Thomas, sociologist and coauthor of a forthcoming study on how couples meet, told me that Crystal Light’s 8% statistic was “an odd claim.” He explained,
We do estimate (from a nationally representative survey [...]) that almost 9% of married couples in the USA met in some sort of customer/client scenario, broadly defined. But looking through our data, I found only 27 couples (out of 2,960) that initially met each other in a grocery store or supermarket, and in 17 of those cases it is clear that at least one of them was working at the store (often both of them, with many of them students at the time). So I estimate that less than 1% of US married couples met in a grocery store or super market, and mostly when at least one was a store employee at the time.”
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