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Can Cooking Be More Intimate Than Sex? Yes — According to a New Study

Couple cooking in the kitchen

Looking to add a little sizzle to your love life? Take it to the kitchen, says a new study. 

Based on the findings from the food delivery service Hello Fresh, it looks like that old adage that the way to someone’s heart is through their stomach proves true. 

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Of the 2,000 people surveyed, 79 per cent agree with this link, and 70 per cent found that cooking is even more intimate than sex — but that’s not all. Food plays into people’s relationships in other ways too. 

Preparing a romantic meal at home for your significant other is often taken as a sign that the relationship is getting serious, say 81 per cent of the survey respondents. 

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Couple cooking

Some (a surprising 43 per cent) have even ended their relationships if they found their partner to be lacking in the kitchen. In terms of giving feedback, 65 per cent of those polled admitted they would fib and not tell their partner if they didn’t enjoy the meal. 

Still, the study notes is that nobody’s beyond hope – the more you cook, the better you’ll get. More than three-quarters of those surveyed said that their skills improved when they started incorporating cooking in their date nights, and as a result, 67 per cent shared they were more likely to stay in for a cosy meal at home than eat out at restaurants. 

Just make sure you leave room for dessert.

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