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Food Can Be Better Than Sex, According to Home Chef’s Valentine’s Day Survey

Who knew food could be so romantic?
food and romance

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A vast majority (90 percent) of respondents thought the ability to cook was sexy.

Home Chef is tying the knot between food and romance with its latest Valentine’s Day survey, and the findings will have you signing up for cooking classes ASAP.

The recipe and ingredient delivery company asked 1,000 Americans about their opinions on how cooking plays into romance. Eighty-five percent of those surveyed thought cooking with a partner improved communication; two-thirds thought it added more romance to a relationship.

Of the women who took the survey, 75 percent said a delicious meal could be more enjoyable than sex. However, only 53 percent of men felt the same way.

The survey also found that 75 percent of men said they would use cooking skills to seduce potential partners, and 44 percent of women would rather be in a relationship with someone who was great in the kitchen over someone with an attractive body.

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, the survey found that 70 percent of respondents would like a home-cooked meal for the holiday, with 41 percent saying filet mignon and smoked Gouda potato gratin would be the most romantic dinner.


Additional highlights of the survey were:

  • The level of a person’s education was almost as important as the ability to cook when looking for that special someone.
  • Over 80 percent of men said they would more likely begin a relationship with someone who was a great cook.