Pubs aren't known for their classy atmosphere and usually serves as a meeting point for mates who just want to enjoy while watching sports game. But a majority of Australians believe a pub is the perfect place to find love, according to one study.
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Cashless app maker Clipp.co recently surveyed 2024 Australians and 72 per cent of respondents aged between 30 and 39 considered their local pub to be a place where they can find love. For 40-somethings, this figure goes down to 67 per cent while for those in their 20s, 57 per cent of them favoured pubs as well.
"If you think it's all about finding your perfect match online, think again. Our research tells us that more than half of us look for love offline," Clipp.co CEO and co-founder Greg Taylor said. "Pubs are not dead in the water and I think the reason that they are a good place for a date is the calibre of food and range of drinks that many pubs are now offering – and many have revamped their restaurants or bistros, making the experience almost equivalent to high-end dining, but in a relaxed atmosphere.
"Plus, they are offering too-good-to-be-true deals which the more exclusive restaurants are less likely to offer."
For people in their 50s and 60s, looking for love in a pub becomes less desirable with only 54 per cent and 46 per cent, respectively, thinking they can find a significant other in that type of venue. Overall, 64 per cent saw a pub as a good place to take somebody out on a first date to.
Where will you be taking your date to on Valentine's Day? Will it be a pub? Let us know in the comments.