The #Ultimate #Guide to #Food and #Dating

To get a glimpse into how important food is to blossoming love and personal relationships we analyzed 3,733,185 dating profiles and 364,609,566 first messages to find out how mentioning different foods and food-related phrases changes online daters’ romantic interactions. In addition, we also surveyed over 7,000 singles to get some insight into how food and dating intersect. 


58% of singles asked said that Thanksgiving was the best holiday meal by far. Christmas was second with 25% and Easter was last with just 2% of the vote. 


Overall, any mention of food in an online dating profile is going to result in an increase in inbound messages. Some foods, such as guacamole, potatoes, and chocolate are particularly successful at increasing the amount of messages (users with these foods in their profile have over 100% more incoming messages than the average). There are a few exceptions however. Interestingly enough, despite the fact that it is both delicious and wonderful, mentioning fried chicken in a dating profile results in 15% fewer messages and yams are vastly unpopular resulting in 70% fewer messages. 


Profiles that contain the word foodie receive 82% more incoming messages, while those who mention the word cookreceive 26% more incoming messages. 


For the most part, mentioning food in an initial message doesn’t result in many more replies. But there are some exceptions, the most surprising of which is eggplant, which gets 10% more responses than the average. 


Worst Foods to Mention in An Online Dating Message: Burrito, Fried chicken, Pizza 


Messages that mention being a vegetarian get 3% more replies than the average. … In addition, if you say you’re a vegetarian in your profile you can get up to 52% more incoming messages. Being a vegan is a plus as well. 


The majority of women (59%) have a negative perception of their date when they suggest a fast-food restaurant … In addition, 10% of women said going to a fast-food restaurant for a first date is an immediate deal-breaker. 


Favorite Date-Night Foods: Seafood, Steak, Mexican, Pasta, Sushi 


Worst Foods to Eat on a Date: Buffalo wings or ribs, Indian food, Hard to pronounce food, Garlic, Spaghetti 


When asked what the sexiest foods are, the classic chocolate-covered strawberries won out with 34% of the vote. Wine and cheese wasn’t far behind however, with 28% of the vote. 


Why eggplants??? Do eggplants subconsciously remind women of something??? 

Offer to cook “Berenjenas Mozarabes” for her: That’s eggplant, cut into very thin slices, dipped in batter, deep-fried, served with honey. 
And it’s OUTRAGEOUSLY delicious. 

Plus, it’s a side-dish that goes well with fried sardines, so you can have the “seafood”-effect as well.