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L.A. Dating Trends Reveal Angelenos Love Their Booze and Pizza
It's been said that experiences are "all about the company." And while that might be true, it sure does help to be doing something awesome if your company (or date) happens to be, well, not-so-awesome. HowAboutWe capitalized on this idea, crafting a dating site that brought singles together over shared interests in activities. They just celebrated their one millionth date, and marked to occasion by sharing data on what each city's most popular date spots are.
The top locations for dates in L.A., perhaps not surprisingly, are the Griffith Park Observatory, Santa Monica Pier, LACMA, the Getty, and Chateau Marmont, where they specifically suggest trying the bananas and French toast.
What did come as a bit of a shock was the fact that pizza, not burgers, was the number one consumed date food. Considering how completely obsessed we are with the Great Burg Debate, that's sort of odd. Perhaps playing on the spontaneity factor, food trucks came next, followed by cupcakes, froyo, and tacos.
In terms of boozing, the top choice for a first date was wine, with beer closely followed by liquor.
It sort of seems like these date trends are a few years behind the food zeitgeist here in L.A., which is maybe why we've given up on the idea of dating. That's our excuse, anyways.