Having a willingness to try all different types of foods is apparently sexy.
Washington & Jefferson College researchers found that people who are open to trying new foods are perceived as more sexually desirable and less sexually restricted.
They also found that reluctance to try new foods, known as “food neophobia”—and sticking to ordering safe options on the menu – is considered a turn-off.
The scientists believe this is because the willingness to engage in trying a new food could be a “cue” for a willingness to have an intimate experience with someone new as well.
But they also found the pattern is specific to trying new foods, and not a general willingness to try other new things such as hobbies, music or TV shows.