Your Avocado Toast Obsession Is Boosting Your Dating Game
Another reason to be loud and proud about your love for avocado toast, despite what the millionaires say? According to dating app Hater, the swiping app that matches you based on things you love, hate, like, and dislike, your avo toast addiction is probably getting you more matches online.
"I think the best way [to bond with a potential partner] is to find something that's a little unique," Brendan Alper, Hater founder and CEO, tells Bustle. "You want to find something you have in common that puts you on the same team. The more unique you can get, the more you can create an intimate bond."
So to find out how food preferences affect people's datability, Hater looked at the 10 percent most right-swiped users from the 10 percent least right-swiped users, and found the greatest differences in opinion when it comes to food between the two groups, and it turns out that women who like avocado toast and cheap beer are hot AF on the app.
Here's what Hater found, because you might not be able to afford a home with your avocado toast obsession, but at least you've got some dates lined up.
Women are more likely to get a match if they like:
1. Avocado toast
2. Cheap beer
Women are less likely to get a match if they like:
1. Maraschino cherries
2. OJ with extra pulp
3. Beef jerky
Men are more likely to get a match if they like:
3. Foraged foods
Men are less likely to get a match if they like:
1. Whole milk
3. Steak cooked well-done
While superfoods and mezcal sound like two things my ideal match would probably like, I also don't have an issue with raisins, which the app's least attractive guys love. So if you hate avocado toast, keep hating it (wait, how could you though?) and know that if you want a partner who loves whole milk or beef jerky as much as you do, the odds are in your favor because everyone else is swiping left on these people and it just may be the unique thing you connect over.
"We have nothing [on the app] where there isn't at least one person that loves or hates the topic — there's always somebody," Alper says. So keep liking (and hating) whatever your heart desires.
Check out Alper on Bustle's Sex and Relationship podcast "I Want It That Way" below.