BUSINESS WIRE - July 3 - TODAY.com and Match.com have teamed up on a "Love Bites" survey that reveals turn-ons and turn-offs of dining etiquette and food choices that will keep dates coming back for seconds. "Food is an integral part of our culture, and so many of us fall in love over a good meal," said Vidya Rao, TODAY.com Food Editor. "Food, sex and courtship go hand in hand in nature," says Dr. Helen Fisher, Chief Scientific Advisor to Match.com.70% of women said it was a big turn-off if their date had more to drink than they did, while 23% of single men and women said it was a turn-off if their date had nothing at all to drink. 30% of meat-eaters would not date a vegetarian. 19% of singles would stop dating someone who couldn't cook or refused to cook. 62% are turned off if their date asks to split the check; and 56% are turned off by a date who is picky when ordering. 39% of single women would rather give up sex than their favorite food for a year.
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