Well, of all the New York City coffee shops, none can boast this added bonus — setting up its customers to find love.
A new pop-up coffee shop, called Matchmaker Café, in New York City's Financial District is offering love with a side of coffee, courtesy of the matchmaking service by the same name. DNA Info shares that the virtual concierge dating service is founded by of Nancy Slotnick, who wanted to give rushed New Yorkers a place to meet while grabbing a cup of joe. "We’re trying to help harness that serendipity that naturally happens between two people — and maybe give it a little bit of a push," she said to DNA Info. "...The idea is to connect local people with each other, get them offline and actually meeting, even if it's for a quick 20-minute coffee.”
If you stop by the Matchmaker Café, Slotnick will offer you a chance to swipe through potential matches on an iPad; she'll then give you a chance to make a connection with calls. (This week, calls are free, but expect to pay up to $10 for 10 calls next week.) And if you're single, you can say hi and be placed into Slotnick's database. So far, the café has entered in 30 new people in the database and set up a handful of real-life dates, but we imagine that number will get bigger and bigger. Just remember — your coffee choice says a lot about you to your date.