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
SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 4, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- After the past few years of virtual-first hangouts and more than enough "me time," socializing is having a moment. Recent survey data reveals 66% of Americans say their social circles have shrunk in the past 1-2years, and 58% are interested in seeking out new connections within the next year whether a romantic partner, friend or professional contact. OpenTable, a global leader in restaurant technology and part of Booking Holdings, Inc., and Bumble, one of the world's largest dating apps with millions of users worldwide, are debuting three Top 100 dining guides to discover the perfect venue for every type of meet-up: Best Restaurants for a Date, Best Restaurants for a Friend Date and Best Restaurants for a Business Meeting.
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 August 18, you'll see the campaign pop-up within any of Bumble's modes, and can swipe right to receive an OpenTable link to discover the best meet-up spots within your city and beyond. The lists are also explorable via OpenTable.
"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 Susan Lee, Chief Growth Officer for OpenTable. "The win-win is that this movement for in-person socialization also supports the still-recovering dining scene."
"A 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 Olivia Yu, Bumble's Global Vice President of Partnerships. "We saw great feedback from our community following our partnership with OpenTable last fall, where we announced 2021's 100 Best Restaurants for a Date in America. We couldn't wait to partner with OpenTable again and hope that these lists make it easier for those within our community to find the perfect place to meet, no matter the type of relationship they're looking for."
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
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
Take it Offline: A Professional Contact
To discover more restaurants on the OpenTable network, visit OpenTable.com or the OpenTable app. Bumble is free and widely available in the App Store and Google Play.
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