Two new surveys find that adding certain foods to your online dating profile may be the key to scoring more dates.Indeed, daters who use the word “guacamole” in their profiles get 144% more messages from potential love interests, according to a survey of 7,000 singles released Monday from dating site Zoosk.
Another survey found that ‘basic’ ladies are steaming hot: Potential love interests are 8% more likely to reach out to a woman who has the words “pumpkin spice” somewhere on her dating profile, than they were to those who didn’t mention the fall drink.
That’s according to a survey of 2,800 singles released this week by dating site Plenty of Fish, which concluded that “ladies may want to consider putting the words ‘pumpkin spice’ in their online dating profile.” (The same did not hold true for men.) This is mixed news for the dating set.
Guacamole can be quite pricey: An order of it at some higher-end spots in New York now tops $10.
Meanwhile, a pumpkin spice latte costs around $4.50, compared to $8 or more for a glass of wine.
But if the digital middle man of the dating app is removed, then it's up to the person looking for love (or lust) to take matters into their own hands — even if it means opening themselves up to rejection."The truth is, though, that the rejection you might be manifesting in your mind is so much worse than it will be in real life," says Megan Stubbs, Ed D, a sexologist and relationship expert based in Michigan. All of this can take some practice, so don't feel discouraged.