I must sadly tell those of you who have never been to a laundromat, or who may even be signing up for a laundromat dating service as we speak...this is simply not true.
The laundromat is quite simply a place for people who can't afford to live somewhere where they can do laundry alone. It is truly akin to being an animal forced to do his business in a litter box while the whole world watches.
It is a mix of twenty-to-thirty somethings, tired parents with small children, and the absolute dregs of society. People rarely look you in the eye--even an otherwise normal person becomes guarded and socially withdrawn at the laundromat. Even when I went to do laundry with a friend, we had to leave in order to have a real conversation as the poor lighting, screaming child and phlegm-hacking patrons weren't exactly conducive to a girls' day out.
So, why glamorize the laundromat? Is there a secret laundromat agenda? Are we all part of an as-yet-to-be-developed reality show about suckers who have to do their laundry in public?
I don't know about you, but even if I were single the last place I'd look for love is a laundromat. First of all (at least for girls), you're probably wearing a tattered old laundry outfit that consists of, like, stirrup pants and a sweatshirt with dancing bears. This is not a man-catcher. Second of all, even though there might be a semi-attractive person at some point in the laundromat, the odds of a hobo proposing to you are MUCH higher. And, finally, you would be essentially exposing all of your stained granny-panties, Spanx and otherwise embarrassing items to a potential mate.
Stop the lies, movies and TV! Move on to a place where a person has a decent shot at love, like a unisex public bathroom. That's right--I think a unisex public bathroom would be a more likely place to find a date.
Just a word to the wise...