How to Meet Girls at the Supermarket

Ask a girl the secret to knowing when produce is ripe.Ask a girl the secret to knowing when produce is ripe.

Women at the supermarket are typically there for one thing. They need to buy groceries. They don’t expect to get hit on or leave with a guy’s number, which makes meeting girls at the supermarket fairly easy. Because it is a neutral location, well-lit and populated, women feel safe and are typically open to engaging in small talk with strangers.

Step 1

Dress appropriately. Be well-groomed and clean with a casual, approachable appearance. You don’t need to wear a business suit, but shouldn’t wear sweats or a stained shirt, either.

Step 2

Hang out in the produce section. When you see a girl you’d like to meet, casually walk over to her and ask her a question about the produce she’s considering. Ask her how to know if it’s ripe or fresh. Find out ways to prepare it or store it. Ask if she knows anything about a different fruit or vegetable you’re interested in.

Step 3

Walk the same aisle pattern as the girl you want to meet, but push your cart in the opposite direction so you face each other in each aisle. Smile at her the first time you meet. Smile and nod in the second aisle. Laugh a little and ask if she’s following you in the third aisle. Make sure she knows you’re joking. If she laughs back or makes a complimentary comment, in the fourth aisle turn your cart around and finish your shopping with her. If she seems put-off, ignores you or speeds up, casually go about your shopping and let her go with a simple, “Well, thanks for the company. Have a good one.” If she appears happy that you joined her, introduce yourself and ask for her name. Keep the conversation light and primarily about the foods in your carts. At the checkout, ask if she’d like to grab a coffee or cook together sometime.

Step 4

Ask a woman who’s shopping at the meat department about a cut of meat. Ask if she knows some good lean cuts or the best way to cook a roast, which wine pairs best with fish or red meat. If she seems receptive to helping you, keep the conversation going. Ask her for cooking tips, marinade recipes and favorite side dishes. Offer to buy her a coffee or cook her a meal using all the great tips she gave you.

Step 5

Go to the same checkout lane as the girl you want to meet. Pick up a magazine and comment on the cover or a story. Ask what she thinks about it and strike up a conversation. Introduce yourself and ask for her name. If she seems into you, buy the magazine and ask her out for coffee to finish discussing the interesting headlines.

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  • Keep a sense of humor and the conversation light. Remember you are at a supermarket, not a bar or night club.


  • If a woman does not appear interested, leave her alone. If she feels threatened or bothered she may involve store security or the police.

About the Author

Jennifer Erchul has been a freelance writer since 2002. Writing primarily about family and travel, her work has appeared in the "Idaho State Journal," "Portnuef Valley Parents Magazine" and "Western Flyfisher." She writes for numerous websites and is a published author. Erchul studied English and psychology at Concordia College in Moorhead, Minn.

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