A new survey has found that couples like to romance in the kitchen. According to the poll, 44 percent of people admitted to sharing "intimate moments" with partners in the kitchen, with almost one in 10 saying it happens at least once a week.
And it's not just newlyweds getting hot and heavy on the stove top, as one third of couples, who have been together 15 years or more, reported they still found time to get amorous while cooking dinner.
The poll of more than 1000 Australians found 53 percent of respondents revealing that the best way to get in the mood for romance is to share a home-cooked meal.
Relationships expert Emma Merkas said that food had been an aphrodisiac for centuries.
"I think shows like MasterChef have increased interest in home cooking and created an expectation among women that men should be able to get involved too, instead of just leaving it to their partner," News.com.au quoted her as saying.
Ninety percent of The Electrolux Passion For Food Survey respondents said a partner's ability to cook was important with six out of 10 women wanting a male whiz in the kitchen.
The traditional roast topped the list of favourite meals for romancing, followed by seafood and steak with decadent chocolate pudding the ultimate dessert.