Take it Offline: OpenTable and Bumble Reveal Top 100 Dining Guides for IRL Romantic, Platonic and Professional Meet-Ups
Survey Results Find 58% of US Adults Seeking New Connections
For the 48% who agreed the thought of asking an online contact to meet IRL for the first time is stressful – the #1 stressor is picking the right spot/activity – OpenTable and Bumble are taking the legwork and guesswork out. Simply download the Bumble app to find people to date on Bumble Date, platonic friends through Bumble BFF or professional connections via Bumble Bizz. The rest comes easy: beginning today through
"People are craving connection, and partnering with Bumble to debut curated diner guides means skipping the dreaded 'where should we go' question and instead focusing on nailing that first impression," said
"At Bumble, we're fueled by bringing people together to build genuine connections across every stage of their life: dating, making friends and professional connections," said
Whether seeking a platonic, professional or romantic relationship, OpenTable's lists, backed by over 13.6 million diner reviews, have something for everyone.
Take it Offline: A Romantic Relationship
Americans are single and ready to mingle: of those looking for new connections, 34% are especially ready to find a romantic partner. In addition, 39% want to find a partner but don't know where to start and 29% need help figuring out where to go/what to do after making that initial connection. OpenTable's 100 Best Restaurants for a Date in America features intimate spots that diners rate highly for date night.
If you're married, in a relationship or you're simply not interested in dating, you can turn off Bumble Date and only use the Bumble app for friendship-finding or business networking.
Take it Offline: A Budding BFF
Of those seeking out new connections, over half (60%) are hot on forming new friendships. Of those, 46% say forming relationships as an adult is hard and 38% need to put themselves out there. Luckily, OpenTable's 100 Best Restaurants for a Friend Date in America is the perfect planning aid to help take the plunge – these are the places diners rank highest for casual get-togethers.
Take it Offline: A Professional Contact
With work and life blending in new ways, it's time business and pleasure do the same. 34% of Americans looking to grow their social circles are specifically eager to expand their network. OpenTable's 100 Best Restaurants for a Business Meeting in America is the perfect place to select a first-time networking meet-up – ideal because nearly ⅔ adults (63%) say meeting up with a new professional contact should take place over food or drinks.
To discover more restaurants on the OpenTable network, visit OpenTable.com or the OpenTable app. Bumble is free and widely available in the
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100 Best Restaurants Methodology
OpenTable's 100 Best Restaurants for a Date in America, 100 Best Restaurants for a Friend Date in America and 100 Best Restaurants for a Business Meeting in America lists are generated from over 13.6 million verified OpenTable diner reviews collected between June 1, 2021 and
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About Bumble app
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