Everyone loves guacamole, the delicious Mexican staple you can put on everything from toast to tortilla chips. But what you might not know about the wonder food is that it can also help you get dates. Yes, this is totally legit, and we’re just as excited about it as you are.
The online dating service Zoosk recently combed through 3.7 million dating profiles and found that talking about food in your bio increased the chances of getting a message. More specifically, mentioning guac increased the chances by 144 percent.
Coming in fourth is salad, which increases your chance of inbound messages by 97 percent, according to Zoosk. Who came up with the saying, “No good story ever started with someone eating a salad”? They might want to rethink it.
But who would’ve thought salad would beat out fried chicken? Certainly not us.
According to Zoosk’s results, “despite the fact that it is both delicious and wonderful, mentioning fried chicken in a dating profile results in 15 percent fewer messages.” Hey, facts are facts. (Here are some other mistakes you’re making in your online dating profile, according to real people.)
Zoosk even offers some advice on how to respond to all the messages you’ll receive once you add the beloved guacamole to your bio.
“Though mentioning food in your profile can lead to more incoming messages, it probably shouldn’t be the first thing you talk about with someone. For the most part, mentioning food in an initial message doesn’t result in many more replies,” according to the study. “But there are some exceptions, the most surprising of which is ‘eggplant,’ which gets 10 percent more responses than the average.”
The lesson here is simple: If you’re about to make an online dating profile, or think your bio needs an update, mentioning that in addition to working out, you also eat guac by the spoonful in your spare time might not be a bad idea. (And let us know how this goes, we’re definitely curious.)