Grubhub and Tinder: Food and Today’s Dating Etiquette

When Grubhub and Tinder get together, dining and dating happens. The two apps joined forces to poll more than 2,000 self-proclaimed singles nationwide. Answers show users of the popular dining and dating apps are defying some age old dating stereotypes and habits like what to order on a first date, who should pay and general food/dating etiquette! Food can be one of the most important ingredients on a date.

Participants were surveyed on their food-related dating preferences and answering via Tinder’s signature ‘swipe left’ and ‘swipe right’. Participants allowed Grubhub and Tinder to draw five conclusions about the etiquette of food during the first three dates:

  1.       Today’s singles embrace hearty date night food.

Q: Which do you prefer on a first date?

A: 62 percent of respondents prefer a “heartier” dish, whereas 38 percent prefer something “lighter”.

  1.       You don’t have to offer to pick up the bill to make the step to a second date.

Q: Would not offering to pay be a deal-breaker?

A: Only 36 percent of respondents would rule out a second date if the other person didn’t offer to pay and 64 percent said it would not be an issue.

  1.       Grubhub and chill make for the ideal third date.

Q: It’s your third date. What do you do?

A: 60 percent of respondents prefer to order in for a casual night in, whereas the remaining 40 percent prefer to dine out.

  1.       What’s mine is yours.

Q: Your date keeps stealing food off your plate. What do you do?

A: ‘Scowl,’ according to 31 percent of respondents in comparison to 69 percent of

respondents who answered ‘share.’

  1.       Unless you can use chopsticks, don’t bother with sushi.

Q: Your date uses a fork for sushi. What do you think?

A: 56 percent of respondents thought, ‘it’s cringe-worthy!’ and the remaining 44 percent thought ‘it’s adorable’ to forgo the chopsticks.



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