Scientists have discovered why men are so keen to ask their date in for a coffee after a night out.
It seems caffeine makes us more likely to say "yes".
Moderate amounts of the coffee stimulant can increase people's willingness to be persuaded, say researchers.
The Australian scientists found that, after consuming caffeine, volunteers were more likely to agree with persuasive arguments.
This is interesting because I don't particularly like drinking coffee. However, I would ask a lady out for a coffee. Why? Well, because my female friends (no, I haven't driven them all away by my leering, yet) inform me that this is the best type of date. Seeing a film is too anti-social. And a beer is too, I don't know, keen? So the coffee date is the best. And in coffee-obsessed Melbourne, not knowing what a café latte is can get you into some hot-water, so to speak.