AN overwhelming 86 percent of Americans find cooking to be a total turn-on, according to a new poll.
In fact, finding a partner who can cook was a top priority for two out of three respondents in the survey, commissioned by The Little Potato Company.
Four in five (81 percent) respondents who are married or in a relationship said they are still impressed when their partner cooks them a meal.
An additional four in five said if a first date talked about how they liked to cook, they’d be much more open to a second date with them.
About 2,000 people were grilled in the OnePoll survey, which aimed to examine the role cooking plays in relationships.
And restaurant lovers beware: Nearly double the number of respondents said they prefer home-cooked meals for a date.
One in three Americans have actually tried to pass off store-bought food as their own cooking in an attempt to impress a date, the survey found.
The top three most romantic meals you can cook for a potential partner were found to be steak and potatoes (40 percent), pasta and garlic bread (34 percent) and chicken and veggies (28 percent).
“Cooking is truly an act of love and, even if you are not an accomplished chef, you can still show people you care about them with a home-cooked meal,” said Angela Santiago, CEO of The Little Potato Company.
Cooking together is a favorite activity – 73 percent said cooking with their partner is one of their favorite things to do.
More than two-thirds of respondents (70 percent) said cooking with their family is one of their favorite ways to spend time together.
“Whether it’s memories of grandparents, teaching kids about healthy eating or impressing romantic partners, cooking and food is woven into every relationship we have," said a spokesperson for The Little Potato Company.
"The Little Potato Company is happy to be a part of those stories, with healthy, easy and delicious ways to nurture those you love fresh food.
"We offer an array of fresh Creamer potato products that are endlessly versatile and so easy to make, with no washing or peeling required.”
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