Eating Out: Food Hacks That Will Help You Hook Up
Use your noodle!
Even before you meet someone for your first date at that hot new sushi place, you have to land that date. Zoosk found that ANY mention of food in someone’s dating profile is going to increase their chances of getting messages.
Of course, some foods are more alluring than others. Mentioning guacamole, chocolate, and/or potatoes will get you way more messages than the average person.
However, this doesn’t mean all foods will serve you well. People are less likely to message someone if they mention fried chicken or yams.
Should you immediately run to your dating apps and sites to randomly insert the word “potato”? Well, that’s up to you, as there’s no guarantee that it will get you laid. Though, showing an interest in food will be more of a connecting factor than saying you like to iron your socks or power-wash windows for fun.
Not just ingredients
Need even more tips to score you messages? Using the words “foodie” or “cook” greatly boost your chances of connecting with a date. This makes sense! Everyone loves to eat, but not everyone is discerning about what they eat.
“Foodie” implies that one is adventurous in trying new foods as well as the fact that they keep up date on food trends. No one likes dealing wtih a picky eater over the age of ten.
The word “cook” tells someone that you have skills in the kitchen. While going out to eat is loads of fun, being able to cook lets other people know you can spend a night in, preparing your own delicious meals. This also tells others that you are self-sufficient.
Messaging and Dating
On the flip side, Zoosk found that initial conversations about food doesn’t really help anyone’s cause. People are less likely to reply to messages that contain the words “burrito,” “pizza,” or “avocado.”
So, while people appreciate that you’re heavily into foods, they don’t want to discuss it in the first conversation. Save it in your back pocket for later.
What are popular foods to eat on a date? Seafood and steak, both of which are costly items. Interestingly, millennials voted sushi as their favorite date-night food. Probably because it’s fun, interesting, and sharable.
Unpopular items for dates? Buffalo wings (messy), ribs (messier), Indian food (messy on the other end), and hard to pronounce foods (embarrassing).
There’s a lot of pressure to pick the restaurant for a first date. So, don’t. Go for drinks (and maybe snacks), coffee, or something else low-key. This gives you and your date the chance to talk about food. If the initial meeting goes well, you can both agree on a place for dinner for date number two.
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