Food Really Is The Way To A Person’s Heart

For Match.com and other dating sites, here is the key to a successful connection

December 22, 2017

Researchers at Zoosk analyzed 3,733,185 dating profiles and 364,609,566 first messages to find out how mentioning different foods and food-related phrases affects online daters’ romantic interactions. They also surveyed over 7,000 singles to get some insight into how food and dating intersect. UK’s The Independent reports the results: 

Zoosk found that not only mentioning food but also the specific ones you express a love of can have a big impact on your dating success.

The best food to mention? Guacamole. The avocado-based dip could score you a 144 per cent increase in messages. 

That may not surprise you but the second most attractive food may well – its potatoes which scored an index of 101 followed by what many would think was the top rated food – chocolate – which came in at just 100. 

Want to turn off a potential partner? Then head to the bottom of the list and mention, even in a loving way, how much you love noodles, pho, burritos, bbq or ribs and your chance for love falls to 20 percent or even less. 

But food is a great pick up line according to the report as profiles that contain the word 'foodie' receive 82 per cent more incoming messages, while those who mention the word 'cook' receive 26 per cent more incoming messages. 

Good news for some who prefer a plant based diet - messages that mentioned being a vegetarian received 100 per cent fewer replies than average back in 2015. Now just two years later they receive three per cent more than average. 

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