What would most people choose: sex or cake?


32% of singles would give up sex for a year vs. their favorite food.

28% of people in committed relationships said the same.


About 32 percent of singles say that if forced to choose, they’d rather give up sex for a year than their favorite food. More women would take that path to satisfaction, with 39 percent choosing food over sex, while only 16 percent of single men would do the same.

And it’s not just singles (some of whom could be down on their luck in the bedroom anyway); of an additional 3,500 respondents in committed relationships, 28 percent say they’d nosh over getting naughty. (A scrumptious dessert, after all, is almost guaranteed to give you a happy ending.)

The top foods that people would choose over sex were chocolate (26 percent) and steak (25 percent). Also popular were pizza, cookies or other baked goods, ice cream, chips, various Italian dishes and lobster.


According to the survey, 66 percent of singles are turned off by picky eaters, and 35 percent are turned off by someone who lacks knowledge about food.

The good news is that you don’t have to be a chef to keep your date hooked – 93 percent of respondents said they’d prefer someone who’s bad in the kitchen to someone who’s bad in the bedroom, and 82 percent say they’d continue to date someone who refused to cook.

It takes 13 milliseconds to determine if someone is hot, so what can you do to make sure you look sexy during that critical first impression?

  • Is none of this helping? Here’s a trick that doesn’t ask you to change anything about yourself: bring along a friend who has your basic physical characteristics (similar coloring, body type, facial features), but is slightly less attractive than you. It works.

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