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Idahoans: searching for love at Walmart

You know the “missed connections” section of Craigslist where people write about fleeting glances, eyes meeting across the room, love-at-first-sight magic?

If you don’t know what I’m talking about, most “missed connections” posts are along the lines of, “I saw you at such-and-such place, and now I’m kicking myself for not asking you out.”

So, based on tallies of “missed connections,” Walmart is a popular place for Idahoans to pine after strangers. That’s according to an analysis published in last month’s issue of Psychology Today.

People in other states preferred McDonald’s, football games, their cars and — confusingly — their own homes. But Idaho was in very good company with several states where Walmart ranked as the “missed connections” hot spot.

The magazine summarized Idaho’s results as, “Home of the heterosexual male.” About 76 percent of the ads were posted by men for women, and 7 percent were men for men — respectively the highest and lowest in the nation, Psychology Today found.

A few years ago, another analysis named WinCo most popular for Idaho.

h/t: Consumerist

Retail reporter for the Idaho Statesman. Send tips to adutton@idahostatesman.com.

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