Have you ever noticed that your guy can’t help but scarf down more takeout when he’s around you? Before you question your significant other’s table manners, consider this possibility: It could be a compliment!New research from Cornell University shows that men eat more when they are trying to impress women. The study says that men eat 93 percent more pizza and 86 percent more salad when they’re dining with at least one female companion.
"These findings suggest that men tend to overeat to show off — you can also see this tendency in eating competitions which almost always have mostly male participants," lead author Kevin Kniffin, PhD, of Cornell University told Science Daily. “People have an evolved tendency to ‘show off’ in front of others, whether it’s for dominance and/or to show a kind of attractiveness.”
Comparatively, women eat the same amount of food when they’re dining with men as opposed to eating with the girls, which contradicts previous assertions that women eat less around men.
Researchers have noted that men should try to slow down as overeating (even when done for the sake of love and companionship) can lead to obesity and digestive issues.