Watch out for gastrosexuals, ladies

They say the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, but  it seems the tables have turned as increasing numbers of British men, (inspired by celebrity chefs Jamie Oliver and Gordon Ramsay), are taking up cooking in a bid to seduce women, reports Daily Mail.

Called gastrosexuals, this generation of men – generally aged 25 to 44 – is upwardly mobile, consider cooking more a hobby than a chore, and use their kitchen prowess to impress friends and potential partners.

According to a survey by PurAsia, 48 percent of respondents say being able to cook makes a person more attractive to them, 23 percent of 18 to 34-year-old men say they cook to potentially seduce a partner, over half the men cook an average of 41 minutes daily, and the number of families where men help in the kitchen has jumped from 27.5 percent in the post war period to 66.5 percent in 2008.

“The ability to cook will only make a man look more sophisticated, more modern and more aware of what’s going on today,” commented Dan Davies, deputy editor of Esquire magazine.

Yes Dan, I think most women would agree.