A clichéd adage becomes a clichéd adage for a reason, and that's never more true than in the case of "The way to a man's (or woman's—trust us) heart is through his stomach." To discover what makes the heart and tummy grow fonder, the online dating company, Zoosk surveyed over 7,000 singles and analyzed more than 3.7 million dating profiles and 364.6 million first messages.
Their results revealed the popular opinion for the best and worst foods to eat on a date, and some other sweet—and savory—findings:
What did the millennials vote as their favorite date food?
We had all bets placed on avocado toast, but drumroll, please...it's sushi!
And the best food to eat on a date?
Surf and turf, brah. Seafood and steak were the most popular selections (19 percent and 18 percent, respectively), and interestingly but maybe not so surprisingly, steak is 7 percent more popular with men than women.
Top choice for restaurant cuisine?
Vamos to chips and salsa at a Mexican joint said 12 percent of daters.
Is there a worst food to eat on a date?
It's actually not Indian at the number one slot. Apparently, both men and women think buffalo wings or ribs are the worst (23 percent), followed by Indian food (15 percent) and, "dishes that are hard to pronounce" (12 percent). Though experience tells us that last stat is probably subverted as soon as the dish become mainstream enough. Looking at you, quinoa!
Bow chicka wow wow. Let's hear about the sexiest food to eat on a date.
Since we're already talking about clichés, we might as well let you know that chocolate-covered strawberries are the most seductive food, according to 34 percent of singles, followed by wine and cheese (28 percent) and ice cream (12 percent).
See more: What Millennials Love to Eat at Weddings
But our absolute favorite takeaways from this study? The mention of certain foods in your profile may actually amp up your dating game—considerably!
Johnny Depp would be delighted to find that self-proclaimed chocolate lovers get 100 percent more messages.
Starch-crossed lovers, unite! Profiles that shout-out potatoes get 101 percent more messages.
And finally, daters who praise the holy “guacamole” in their profile get 144 percent more messages.