Grocery list: almond milk, cheese, salmon, soulmate.
Grocery list: almond milk, cheese, salmon, soulmate.

Whole Foods Market Hosts Speed Dating Events

Let's face it. Sometimes we wander down the aisles of the market snagging some wine, a few choice tomatoes, and a piece of fish and wonder why finding a mate can't be as easy as procuring ingredients for a lonely dinner? Surely there must be some kindred soul shopping for fresh produce that's our soulmate?

Well, now maybe love can be found somewhere in aisle four. Whole Foods Pinecrest is hosting three speed dating events for people looking for love outside the bar scene and tired with office hookups.

Called Express Lane Love, the events are completely free for singletons and feature free wine, cheese and live music to get you in the mood. Each event is catered to a specific age range to heighten the match potential and lessen the creep-out factor (sorry cougars and sugar daddies).

All events are held at the Whole Foods cafe and all are from 7 - 8:30 p.m. Here's the schedule:

Monday, June 24 (age 36 and over) Features jazz, blues, and Latin by musician Eddy Baloza

Tuesday, June 25 (ages 26-35) Features funk/variety by musician Anthony Corrado

Wednesday, June 26 (ages 18-25) Features rock, blues, and jazz music.

In addition, all you brave seekers of love will be entered into a raffle and will receive a free Whole Foods Market wine glass. You you can say you brought something home in case you strike out. Seriously, we named a supermarket the "Best Place to Meet Intelligent Men" in our recent Best Of guide -- so maybe Whole Foods is on to something. In any event, you'll eat some cheese, drink some wine..and have a great story to post to Facebook.

Pre-register at Whole Foods Pinecrest plans on hosting another round of speed dating in July -- just in case your summer romance is on the rocks by then.

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