73% Of Indians Discover Connections Through Sharing Food On Dates, Finds Survey

Explore why sharing a meal is more than just a date.

by Mallika Khurana
73% Of Indians Discover Connections Through Sharing Food On Dates, Finds Survey

The journey to finding true love often winds through the kitchen in India. Food has played a pivotal role in creating bonds, offering comfort, and expressing affection for centuries. In a country where sharing a meal can mean sharing a piece of your heart, Bumble’s latest survey reveals how deeply intertwined food and romance are in the lives of single Indians. Let’s explore how culinary preferences can unlock deeper connections,

The Role Of Food On Indian Dates

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In India, food has always been more than just sustenance; it’s a love language that transcends generations, fostering comfort, connection, and a sense of being seen. Bumble’s latest survey reinforces this age-old belief, revealing that 73% of single Indians see food as one of the best ways to bond when dating.

The research uncovers how food preferences can reveal much about an individual’s personality and values. These culinary choices help partners connect on a deeper level, beyond surface-level interactions.

One of Bumble’s key dating trends for 2024, “valcore dating,” emphasises the importance of shared values. According to the survey, 85% of women believe it is crucial to share passions and values with a potential partner. Sharing a plate of your favourite food during the early stages of dating can create a meaningful connection based on mutual values and interests.

Recognising the importance of food in dating, single Indians are updating their Bumble profiles with interest badges like “Maggi,” “Tea,” or “Biryani.” In fact, 65% of single millennial Indians actively filter dating profiles based on food choices.

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Expert Tips For Food Lovers

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Bumble’s local relationship expert, Ruchi Ruuh, shares creative ideas for planning dates that cater to food lovers:

  • Book exclusive dining experiences, attend food festivals, or join cooking classes to create memorable first dates.
  • Exchange favourite family recipes and culinary tips to spark conversations beyond small talk. Cooking together can be a fun and intimate way to bond.
  • Explore local dining hotspots or join pub crawls to experience the city’s culinary culture.
  • Pack a gourmet picnic basket with sandwiches, fresh fruit, and wine for a relaxing afternoon by the lake or in a park. A potluck-style picnic allows both partners to share their favourite foods.
  • Perfect for those with a sweet tooth, dessert dates offer a light, casual, and sweet outing, providing an alternative to the traditional coffee date.

Food has always been a universal love language, and Bumble’s survey reaffirms its significance in modern dating. 

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