- Food and Cooking
Why Girls Like Men Who Can Cook?
Want to impress a girl? Why not take a less conventional route and put a reverse spin to the expression, “The way to the man’s heart is through the stomach.” Yes, we’re talking men cooking to impress girls, for a change. Do girls find men who can cook sexy? Do men who can whip out a dish or two have an edge over his “cook clueless” counterparts? Culinary seductions—can you wield that one in the kitchen? I did some online research and the overwhelming answer is YES. Here are some real answers I found on reddit.com:
The question posted is: “Do girls find guys who cook more attractive than guys who don’t.”
All women love to get some pampering, even in the kitchen ~ zdm
Nothing brings people together like a good home cooked meal! ~ Itsjustmath
Totally agree ~ Rinsaikeru
I find a guy who cannot and won’t even try to cook unattractive—I don’t want to be the guy’s mother ~ Independent
It has been my experience with every single girl I’ve dated since I was 24(and learned a few things about cooking) that they have found it very awesome/sexy/hot that I know what I’m doing in the kitchen ~ MalevolentDragon
That said, are there tangible reasons why girls like men who can cook?
There are only three things women need in life: food, water and compliments ~ Chris Rock
Making a dinner reservation is easy—anyone can do it. But cooking—it’s different. Cooking takes time, effort and planning. Making that special effort tells her she’s special and cared for. What better way to convey that? You score and if your cooking is delicious, you win even more points. Serve up some water and compliment while you’re at it, and you would have provided all three things women need, according to Chris Rock. Score!
Two’s a company
We should look for someone to eat and drink with before looking for something to eat and drink. ~ Epicurus
For some strange reason, food tastes much better when there’s company. If you're a social hermit, I won't argue but food has traditionally been an interactive activity. Cooking and then dining with someone you care about can be totally satisfying. What's more?--the good food and company make for some good bonding time.
Sharing food with another human being is an intimate act that should not be indulged in lightly ~ M.F.K. Fisher
Talking of bonding time, cooking for your date also provides time for you to get to know your date. In between chopping, grilling or waiting for the casserole to cook, both of you can unwind over a glass of wine and talk. ...a good way of knowing the other person up front and personal. And if she likes to cook too, this cooking thing can be a joint adventure and you could be cooking up some chemistry as well.
Napolean's Dating Advice
- You’ve Skills
Girls only want boyfriends who have great skills ~ Napoleon Dynamite
So those words were uttered by Napoleon Dynamite, the main character in a low-key production that became an instant hit in 2004. In the scene, two school nerds were discussing their dating chances and Napoleon made that observation. Ok, that was a nerd talking. But that advice may have grounds for serious consideration—girls like men with capabilities, cooking skills included. In general, abilities and passion (for something you enjoy doing) are attractive qualities, so why not flaunt your cooking skills.
Of course, not everybody feels the same way. There are guys who absolutely hate to cook or girls who didn't care if their date/spouse can cook but if you’re a man who loves to cook, it’s a very plausible way for you to impress your date. You don’t have to be Jamie Oliver—he used to cook to impress his friends (no doubt some of them are girls) or Emeril who can kick knotches up any dish. You just have to enjoy cooking and be able to follow some basic cooking instructions (who can’t?).
If you’re already a cook, good for you—you already have one advantage. If not, why not learn some cooking skills to impress your date? Valentine's Day, Birthday treat, special holidays or occasions--let cooking be an expression of your love. In the long run, cooking is a skill that will serve you well—you need to eat and eating home-cooked food is one way to live fabulously, whenever you manage to impress your date or not.
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