Where do you go on a first date? Study finds women prefer coffee shops

Ever fall in love over lattes?.
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TORONTO — When it comes to choosing what to do on a first date, it looks like women prefer coffee dates while men would rather do dinner dates, according to a recent study by mobile dating app Clover.

“We were surprised,” the company’s CEO Isaac Raichyk said of the results.

“Men seem more willing to commit to a first meeting over dinner at a restaurant versus women who prefer being able to screen dates quickly over coffee.”

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Aside from helping people find dates, Clover also suggests places for them to go based on popularity and price. The company analyzed the choices of 200,000 North American users to come up with its results, not all of which are spots that can be found across Canada.

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Starbucks was, by far, the most popular first-date location choice.

In December, the company also came out with another study, the results of which proved to be a tad controversial. It reported women are more likely to cheat over the holidays.

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As with potential mates, there’s an array of dating sites and apps out there to choose from.

ChristianMingle will “find God’s match for you.” Hinge’s promise hinges on its ability to hook you up with friends of friends. Coffee Meets Bagel, meanwhile, will present you with just one potential mate at noon every day. Dattch, with a Pinterest-like interface, is for women seeking women. For men looking for men, there’s Grindr, Jack’d, Scruff, Boyahoy and many more. Revealer will let you hear a person’s voice and only show photos if you’re both interested.

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The darling dating app du jour is Tinder. Like many dating apps, requires people to log in using their Facebook profiles, which users say adds a certain level of trust.

Before you meet anyone from an online dating app, police want you to exercise a little more caution. Their tips included using apps that force people to confirm who they are, as well as meeting in a public place or with a group of friends.

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With files from The Associated Press

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