When it comes to romance there is always one thing that will be ranked of greater importance than even the man I’m meant to spend the rest of my life with: coffee. My love affair with coffee began in college when I took a barista job in order to make rent, and needed to be up and at ’em by 4am every morning. I became accustomed to taking four shots of espresso before my 10am class, and from there the day was spent seeing how much caffeine I could inhale before passing out to do it all over again.
Some may call this a problem, I called it survival. Since then, I’ve definitely cut back on a lot of my caffeine intake but still hold a special place in my heart for it. Throughout my past relationship, my boyfriend at the time would comment about how coffee was my first true love, and he wasn’t wrong! If you’re dating someone who really, really freakin’ loves coffee, here are 5 things to keep in mind.
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1. Don’t talk to them before coffee.
The first thing you need to know about dating someone who loves coffee is that all communication in the morning should and must revolve around whether or not coffee has touched their lips. Need to talk to them? Whatever you need to say can wait 20 minutes until that pot is done brewing.
2. When it comes to gifts, coffee > flowers.
If you’re dating a coffee fanatic, you know that sometimes the best gift comes in a cup or a mug. If you truly understand the person you’re dating, you’ll understand that sometimes showing up with coffee unannounced or bringing them a Starbucks gift card says way more than flowers ever could.
3. Don’t take it personal if they get snippy with you.
If you do happen to catch them on a low caffeine day and they’re snippy, know that this has nothing to do with you and everything to do with how much coffee they’ve had. When you date someone who loves coffee so much, you know that their days revolve around their next fix, you just may happen to be an emotional casualty of that.
4. They LIVE for coffee dates.
Way more than the usual the typical brunch date or lunch date, coffee dates are where it’s at. Your significant other will feel a kinship with you more over a cup of coffee than a mimosa. Plus, chances are they’ll leave the date in an amazing mood and you may even get lucky!
5. They’re best to make plans with after they’ve had a cup.
If you’re trying to talk to your significant other about something serious, or make plans with them, it is best to come prepares with a cup of coffee in-hand. When it comes to important life decisions, for a coffee lover, the best time to ask is after that first sip. They’re in heaven, you’re in the clear to ask them an important question. It is a win-win for both parties!