Looking For A Tried And True Date Spot? These Are The Most Popular Ones

When you're trying to get to know someone who's caught your eye, there can be a lot of pressure on that first date. But, according to a study by the dating app Clover, most people don't require anything fancy or elaborate.

Clover looked at all the places its users requested to meet via its On-Demand Dating service in 2016, and many of them will look familiar to you. In fact, the most desired first date location is one you can find in any city: Starbucks.

Women especially liked to meet over coffee, while men were more likely to prefer a casual dinner. But, regardless of gender, people wanted to keep their first meetings low-key. Cafes, chain restaurants, and parks dominated the top 30, and no bars or nightclubs were on the list.

Clover's users are probably onto something. According to a survey of former PlentyOfFish users who got married off the site, dinner was the most common first date among married couples. Then came a walk, and then coffee or drinks. What all these simple options have in common is that they allow daters to focus on each other.

Wondering what establishment to invite your next first date to? Here are 2016's most popular spots, according to Clover.
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In-N-Out Burger
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Central Park
5 of 30
Panera Bread
6 of 30
The Cheesecake Factory
7 of 30
Texas Roadhouse
8 of 30
Olive Garden
9 of 30
Dutch Bros. Coffee
10 of 30
Chipotle Mexican Grill
11 of 30
Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk
12 of 30
Barnes & Noble
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BJ's Restaurant and Brewhouse
15 of 30
Whole Foods Market
16 of 30
Yard House
17 of 30
Buffalo Wild Wings
18 of 30
Mellow Mushroom
19 of 30
Harvard Square
20 of 30
Bonefish Grill
21 of 30
Blaze Pizza
22 of 30
Torchy's Tacos
23 of 30
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Brooklyn Bridge Park
25 of 30
Carrabba's Italian Grill
26 of 30
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Total Wine & More
28 of 30
Red Lobster
29 of 30
Philz Coffee
30 of 30
Millennium Park

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