When it comes to writing the perfect dating profile, it can be difficult to know exactly what tone to take. You want might want to be sexy and cool, but it's obviously important to be yourself — and personally, I never felt particularly confident in the sexy and cool department, so I focused my profile more on my love of Oreos and frosting. It sounds crazy, but new data shows that I may not have been that far off the mark. Because a love of guac, the undisputed king of not only burritos but all foods forever, may be the key to getting you more dates.
I know, it sounds crazy — but it's so crazy that it just might work. Zoosk, the popular dating site, looked at 3.7 million dating profiles and 364.6 million first messages exchanged on their site, to get an idea of what worked and what didn't. And it turns out that mentioning guacamole in your profile made you more likely to receive messages than not mentioning it. In fact, it made you a lot more likely. The really interesting thing is that it's not the first time that food has been linked to online dating success — and no, I'm not just talking about the homemade Oreo and frosting cake in my profile picture. A lot of our favorite foods have been shown to lead to better luck when dating online — and it makes sense — they reveal what we're passionate about. In fact, dating experts encourage you to share your must-haves, whether it's guac or spinning classes, in your dating app bio.
"Include information about the kind of hobbies, interests, and values that define your personality," Susan Winter, relationship expert and bestselling author of Allowing Magnificence, tells Bustle. "Being your partner means being in agreement with your day-to-day lifestyle. Stating important truths up front will aid your ability to match with the type of ‘resonant others’ you’d like to date."
So if food is your passion, here's what foods have been linked to online dating luck.