America’s Favorite First Date Location Is … Actually Healthy
The dating app Clover asked their 200,000 users to dish on their top first-date locations. While Panera Bread and Chipotle (seriously?) were strong contenders, it was Starbucks that landed the top spot.
When asked if they preferred coffee shops, restaurants, or bars in general, 51 percent of men opted for restaurants, while 52 percent of women would rather sit down in a coffee shop. (Sigh of relief that less than 20 percent of both male and female user preferred bars.)
Starbucks seems obvious for many reasons, including familiarity, open almost all day, no alcohol, and public (because we can’t forget this is a dating app, after all).
Beyond these reasons of Starbucks being great for a first-date, the coffee aspect is also a plus. Even if your relationships doesn’t move forward, you’ll rack in some major health benefits.
According to Harvard’s School of Public Health, “research over the past few years suggests that coffee consumption may protect against type 2 diabetes, Parkinson’s disease, liver cancer, and liver cirrhosis.”
Some other obvious reasons coffee can be beneficial is the caffeine factor, which can help you focus on work — or making sparkling conversation — even while you’re sleep deprived.
Coffee can even make your perform better in the gym! The energetic effects of the beverage can make you work harder with less strain on your body or mind.
And maybe the women on the Clover app just want to go to a coffee place because it simply makes them… happier. Studies have shown women who drink several cups of coffee are happier.