Is Flavour The Recipe For Love?
We all have different interests and preferences from the way we live to the clothes we wear, all the way down to the food we eat. Does your choice in taste when it comes to food really matter in your relationship?
According to a survey conducted by Knorr, 78% of people are claiming to be more attracted to people who enjoy the same food flavours as them. Shockingly, the research, which spoke to 12,000 people in 12 countries including Canada, said that 1 in 3 of us would end a relationship with someone whose taste buds didn’t match our own.
When it comes to striking up relationships, over half of us find the idea of trying something new sexy. But, with 29% of people finding it unattractive when someone orders food they don’t like, it’s easy to see why 1 in 5 orders a meal at a restaurant they don’t like, simply to impress their date.
There is nothing wrong with having different taste when it comes to food but for me, food can be a common ground. It’s something we can enjoy and connect over. First dates always start with dinner, what if she wants to go for sushi and he finds it revolting? Come to think of it, I once went out with a guy many moons ago who couldn’t eat pork and I had ordered a pork fried rice, it was quite awkward. It’s needless to say it didn’t get much further than that one first date.
Diving back into national results of that survey, food flavour is so integral to the daily lives of Canadians that they would be willing to sacrifice in other key areas. Shockingly, 74% would give up social media, 64% their right to vote and a whopping 59% would even give up having a successful career before sacrificing flavour. Most revealing is that almost half people would rather give up sex than flavour – when broken down by gender this lowers to 36% of men and rises to 51% of women
THE IMPORTANCE OF FLAVOUR
Globally, 78% of people would be more attracted to their partner if they enjoyed the same flavours
Globally, 1 in 3 claims that if their partner didn’t share the same flavour palette, they would be worried about their future
I for one am happy I don’t have to worry about this! Sure, there are times one or the other doesn’t want to eat a certain food or they aren’t in the mood for it at that particular moment, but overall, it’s nice to have someone share things in common, including the love of certain flavours! It makes life a lot easier when you get to share your food too!
Want to know what your choice in flavour says about you? Take this quiz and find out your Knorr Flavour Profile!
I got roasted romantic – From perfectly roasted coffee to deeply indulgent chocolate you have a taste for dark, rich flavours. Depth and complexity are what your refined palate craves, yet your pure pleasure from peanuts reveals your fun and playful side.