In what’s arguably an effort to drum up some publicity, UK grocery chain, Asda, has launched its own online dating service, asdadating.com, which matches singles based on their food tastes and shopping habits. This begs the question: would you date someone who ate food you hate? And, perhaps more telling, can/do you judge people based on what’s in their shopping carts? After the jump, I take a stab at judging a few hypothetical shoppers and ponder their dating potential.
In her shopping basket: A pint of Ben & Jerry’s Phish Food ice cream, a bottle of red wine, five Lean Cuisines (on sale this week for $3.50 each), Activia yogurt, three boxes of Kleenex.
Judgment: Girl just got dumped. Could be looking for a rebound lay, but won’t be relationship material for a while.
In his shopping basket: 10 Yoplait yogurts, two chocolate bars, one “Us Weekly,” a bag of Doritos, tampons.
Judgment: Married. A little bit pussy-whipped.
In her shopping basket: Oats, Seventh Generation cleaning products, Fair trade coffee, organic spinach, cage-free eggs, grass-fed beef, Fresca.
Judgment: Left-leaning, high expectations, probably a decent cook.
In his shopping basket: Duct tape, bleach, rubber gloves, beef jerky.
Judgment: Mass murderer. Run!