You know the old adage that the way to someone’s heart is through their stomach? Well, it looks like that is more true today than ever before. A new survey found that if you're looking for love, knowing your way around the kitchen just may be the way to find it!  

The OnePoll survey of 2,000 Americans finds the top trait people look for in a potential partner is whether they’re a good cook (63%). Surprisingly this edged out other options like “someone I can trust” and “someone who makes me laugh.”

In the survey, people were asked to select from a predetermined list of dating qualities, and “good cook” also beat out options like intelligence and “someone I respect,” which finished in fourth and fifth, respectively.

The survey delved into all things related to respondents’ love lives and how they tie to food and cooking. Seventy-two percent of respondents said they’d be more interested in a potential partner who loved to cook. Another 61 percent said they consider it a turn-on if their partner can cook well.

The poll also revealed 56 percent agree that food and cooking is their “love language,” but it’s not just their partner’s cooking they’re interested in. The survey discovered 54 percent of respondents would like to be a better cook, but they aren’t sure where to start.

So, the experts say you should start with chicken. Chicken is the easiest protein to start with when learning to cook , and it is also the one people feel most confident in cooking. Top chef's say you should always  use high quality ingredients, like chicken that’s fed an all-vegetarian diet, incorporate worldly flavors to expand your palette and experiment with different textures.

There you go, a wonderful date night! Ooh-la-la!

 

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