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Jemima has been writing for LIVEKINDLY for two years. She has studied songwriting at a music university in London and Psychology at Newcastle University in Australia. She is now exploring living kindly through her volunteer work at an animal sanctuary and her Environmental studies.

Looking for love? Being vegan can get you more interest, according to a recent data study by “#1 dating app” Zoosk.
The company analysed almost four million online dating profiles and over 350 million first messages to explore whether food plays a role in attraction.

The research showed that “Vegans are by far the sexiest option and get 62% more messages” than the average. Similarly, saying you’re vegetarian in your profile will get you up to 52% more messages. This is especially impressive, Zoosk points out, as just two years ago the mention of being a vegetarian actually decreased responses by 100%. The times are-a-changing in the online dating world!

The study also looked at which foods were best to mention in an online dating profile. Guacamole came in at first, with a massive 144% increase in inbound messages. Interestingly, potatoes came in at second with a 101% increase in messages. For those wanting to spruce up their profile, mentioning chocolate, salad, sushi and avocado all increased messages by over 90%.

Be sure to avoid fried chicken though; saying this on your profile could result in a 15% decrease of messages. Additionally, buffalo wings or ribs were voted the worst foods to eat on a date. Unsurprisingly, chocolate-covered strawberries were voted the best.