You’re perusing the menu of a posh restaurant. You know what you really want to order, but because you’re on a first date, you’re going to forego your fancy and choose something altogether more suitable.
Well that’s what’s going on according to scientists in Denmark, whose studies show that when we’re embarking on a new romance, we tend to make entirely different dietary choices – at least when we’re out with our partners.
Women, says the research from Aarhus University, are more apt to choose healthy, low calorie meals when they’re with someone they fancy. Men, on the other hand, lean towards the richer, more expensive food and drink the menu has to offer.
It could be argued that this proves that women feel a pressure to eat in such a way that makes them appear more attractive and committed to a healthy regime, while men conform to the breadwinner role, making indulgent choices to showcase their wealth and superiority, unrestrained by health or fitness standards.
Suffice to say the media has had a field day with such sexist and outdated food for thought...