Newsflash: "Adopt a Guy" dating boutique opens in Paris!

Window shopping at "adopte un mec" boutique on the recently renamed Rue de Bonheur.

Speciality stores. Paris has a lot of them. You can select flowers from the florist, meat from the butcher, bread from the bakery and mecs (guys) from a boutique called "Adopte un Mec". That's right, ladies! If you're looking for Mr. Right, head over to the appropriately named Rue du Bonheur (Happiness Street) to choose from a tempting array. Packaged in boxes, they come with the following instructions:
  • Remove him gently from his packaging
  • Feed him balanced meals three times a day
  • Be careful not to stress him because he needs a minimum of 10 hours of sleep
  • Don't leave him within reach of your girlfriends

As a happily married woman, I was just browsing this afternoon while other excited shoppers loaded up their carts with geeks, airplane pilots, doctors and musclemen. If you would like to check out the goods for yourself, hurry over to the 1st arrondissement. Inspired by the online dating website where men pay 1 euro per day to post profiles that women peruse, the store only has a short term lease in Paris before it moves to Lausanne, Lyon and Toulouse. Adopte un Mec is open daily from  2-6 pm.

Adopte a Mec Boutique
11 Rue des Déchargeurs (at the angle with rue des Halles)
75001 Paris

Please click here to visit the website for "Adopte a Mec".

Many thanks to Sylvia from Finding Noon for inviting me to go shopping with her. It was a real adventure!

Mr. Chic and the airplane pilot

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Can't find just the right guy in the store? No problem. There are computers in the boutique where you can continue your search online at adopteamec.com.

Comments

  1. Perhaps I can find my Mr Right ici?

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    1. Maybe! Online dating seems to be the way to go these days. Sylvia (Finding Noon) found Mr. French through another online dating website. If you haven't read it already, here's the link for "Finding Mr. French.

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  2. Mr Right, Mr Wrong, I am SO there! Care to meet me?

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    1. Thanks but shopping for a mec two days in a row is more than I (or my husband!) can handle! ;)

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  3. Living in Paris at the moment, I so want to go! Where is it?

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    1. Here's the address:

      Adopte a Mec Boutique
      11 Rue des Déchargeurs (at the angle with rue des Halles)
      75001 Paris

      I think that they're only open for about 9 more days.

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  4. There are some pretty hot mecs there! I don't know right now that I have the confidence to go from online to meeting someone in the flesh though. Funny how the conversation has changed - 10 years ago we'd be talking about online dating as the refuge of no-hopers, and now I feel like I'd be on safer ground sizing someone up in real life than daring to go from online to face to face...

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    1. You should have the confidence to meet someone face-to-face, Gwan! You're a beautiful, talented, funny and intelligent woman...even when you have a towel turban on your head! But I know exactly what you mean because I'm always nervous when I meet someone offline for the first time, like when I first met you.

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    2. That's so sweet! I would just have a complex about turning up and them going "Huh, nothing like your photos then..." Maybe wearing a towel turban would be the answer!

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  5. Hi, what's the address? So I can tell my "friends?" :) Merci - love your blog!

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    1. Here's the address for your "friends" ;) Please tell them "Happy Shopping" from me!

      Adopte a Mec Boutique
      11 Rue des Déchargeurs (at the angle with rue des Halles)
      75001 Paris

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  6. Ok, so my 'to do' list for this trip keeps getting longer and longer. Naturally, this moves to the top of the list!

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    1. I just looked at the calendar, Nancy, and it looks as if you're going to miss it because the store is only open for about 9 more days. Well, at least you won't have to worry about changing things around on your list of things to do!

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  7. If I were 20 years younger!......

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    1. That's how I felt, Denise! I told Sylvia that I wished that I had a shirt that said, "Blogger not shopper!" because some of the mecs were probably about the same age as my son.

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  8. I wonder if Adopte a Mec Boutique has space for an ageing and slightly 'frayed around the edges' Baron!

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    1. I don't know about Adopte a Mec but I'm sure that there are lots of people searching for someone exactly like you, Baron!

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  9. Haha, that is hilarious! What a great way to get some publicity for their site.

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    1. The publicity that their website is getting from the "Adopte un Mec" boutique is priceless. This story already made the network news in the USA! As I was walking around the store yesterday, I kept thinking that it was a stroke of genius.

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  10. Ella was telling me about this!!! I cant believe this is even happening in France.. so OUT OF THE BOX for them!! I'll have to check it out.

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  11. Love the photo of the intense looking girl viewing the man catalogue! I wonder if she found what she was looking for!? My French male friends say they find this whole thing horrifying (I suspect because they are a little older and weren't invited to stand in the shop window!)...

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  13. :)
    :)
    :)

    luckily, you and i have found the 'as near perfect as we can possibly stand' species, lol!
    mustn't show this to my own Hero Husband though, he doesn't know just how perfect he suits me....

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