Your refrigerator, your self

A new dating app allows users to get a peek inside potential partners’ refrigerators—the idea being that refrigerator contents can offer clues about people’s personalities.

In a March 12, 2019 New York Times article, experts discussed whether the new trend of so-called “refrigerdating” can really reveal what people are like.

Studies suggest that what people eat can indeed provide some information about them, the Times reported. For example, one study found that risk takers tended to like spicy food; another found that people with a sweet tooth tended to have sweet personalities; and another found a link between bitter taste preferences and antisocial personality traits.

Alberto Ascherio, professor of epidemiology and nutrition at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, discussed his study that found that foods such as soda, red meat, and refined grains were linked with depression in women. “These results converge with parallel findings on the relation between diet and physical health,” he said. “From a public health perspective, it is reassuring that what is good for the body is also good for the mind.”

Read the New York Times article: Can Your Refrigerator Improve Your Dating Life?