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Last Updated on December 28, 2020
According to eHarmony, 64% of people use online dating to find someone they share common interests with. If you’re a foodie, then it is important that you find a partner who has a love of dining too. Imagine going on a first date and then finding out that the person only eats food coated in breadcrumbs, or doesn’t want to try new things to eat. It would simply be a foodie disaster! If you use the right dating apps, use your profile and search filters effectively, and know which topics to avoid on a first date, you can find someone who shares your passion for food.
Finding the right dating app
Believe it or not, there are actually dating sites that cater solely for those who want to find a foodie companion. Suppr is a great app that allows people to log where they have been eating, using this as an algorithm to find your perfect match. If you’re looking for someone to go to a certain restaurant with, then try HiDine, the app that matches dining partners. Be careful when you are meeting up with someone for the first time though. Safety is paramount when it comes to online dating: always get to know someone slowly first through conversation, so that you are happy and confident that they are who they say they are, and don’t give away too much personal information. Other good foodie dating apps include Dine, Same Plate and Paleo Connect.
Filling out your dating profile
Food is the ingredient that binds us together, and according to Zoosk, if you mention that you love to cook on your dating profile, you will get a 26% rise in messages. If you stated proudly that you are a foodie, then you will get 82% more messages. The type of food you talk about in your profile is important though: it turns out that fried chicken turns people off, but not as much as yams, which will lead to a 70% decrease in the number of messages. If you are a vegetarian or a vegan, it is worth mentioning this in your profile, especially if you are not enamored by the idea of going out with a steak-lover. Vegans get 65% more messages than their meat-eating counterparts.
That first date meal
When you arrange to go out for your first dinner date, it is important to choose the restaurant carefully. 19% of people prefer eating seafood on a first date – lobster and shrimp are certainly sophisticated, but you might want to sort out how you’re going to split the bill before you order. 23% of people going on a first date said to avoid messy foods like sticky ribs and buffalo wings. Try and cut back on the garlic too, unless you’re both eating the same thing. It’s best to pick a restaurant that serves simple, tasty food with a varied menu.
If you’re a foodie, finding the perfect partner that wants to share in your gastronomic journey is important. There are many online dating apps that can cater for you, and you will soon be on the path to true foodie love.