Single People Are Using Secret Dating Signals To Hook Up At The Supermarket

Single People Are Using Secret Dating Signals To Hook Up At The Supermarket

People find love (and lust) in the most unlikely of places. You don’t always have to swipe through dating apps for hours or hit the local bar to find a hookup. In fact, single people are apparently using secret dating signals at the supermarket to find their next hookup. Apparently, it’s a pretty successful way to find someone to spend the night with.

  1. Not everyone is just there to pick up groceries. Singles in the know hit up their local Trader Joe’s or Aldi to find love. They use these secret dating codes in the supermarket to let others in the same position know that they’re up for a bit of fun, apparently.
  2. Former “Bachelor” Australia star Brittany Hockley shed light on the method. She was shocked to find out that putting normal things like peaches, pineapples, and bananas all apparently have underlying meanings if you’re single. “You can go and pick up in a supermarket and there are all these secret signs and signals — depending on what you have in your cart,” she explained on the “Life Uncut” podcast (per NY Post). She co-hosts the show with fellow “Bachelor” alum Laura Byrne.
  3. Supermarket dating signals are very serious business. Hockley went on to explain the method in detail, revealing that the fruit aisle is where much of the magic happens. “You have to get a cart and you go to the fruit aisle. If you pick up a bunch of bananas, if they are upright, so the curve’s facing up in the top cart, this means you are single,” she said. “Now if you just want to buy bananas but you’re not looking, you turn them the other way, down — so that means you are not open.”
  4. There are other codes single people use as well. Bananas are an obviously euphemistic fruit to do your signaling with, but Hockley says other fruits send their own messages. An upside-down pineapple apparently means you’re a swinger and/or are open to swinging. Meanwhile, grabbing a peach and putting it in the card of a person you’re interested in tells them that you want a relationship.
  5. Of course, supermarket dating signals aren’t foolproof. For one thing, not everyone will know about the codes. That means they’re either unlikely to pick up on your “signals” or won’t use them themselves even if they are single and looking. As Hockley remarked: “This is my question, what if he doesn’t have a bunch of bananas upright? What happens? You’re just throwing peaches out left, right, and center?”
Jennifer Still is a writer and editor with more than 10 years of experience. The managing editor of Bolde, she has bylines in Vanity Fair, Business Insider, The New York Times, Glamour, Bon Appetit, and many more.