London - Forget a flick of the hair or a flutter of the eyelashes – if a woman wants to get to know you better she might offer you some of her dessert.
Couples who fed each other on their first date were more than twice as likely to see each other again as those who stuck to their own meals, a study has found. Women were much more likely to offer to share their food than men – with dessert being the most popular choice.
Leeds University’s Colin Hendrie and one of his students studied 143 episodes of the reality TV series First Dates, in which couples meet for the first time over a meal. They found 58 examples of one diner feeding the other. In 38 of the instances it was the woman who fed the man and in 41 cases dessert was offered.
Interviewed afterwards, 93 percent of the couples said they’d like to meet again – compared with just 43 percent of a group of diners of a similar age who didn’t share food, the journal Appetite reports.