Excerpt from The Globe and Mail, by Wency Leung
You aren’t rich. You don’t play in a band. Your six-pack is what’s chilling in your fridge, not what’s chiselled across your abs. Don’t sweat it. As long as you know your way around a kitchen, you’re a hot commodity on the dating scene …
… Rocky Fino, the author of Will Cook for Sex and its upcoming sequel Will Cook for Sex Again, Again and Again, also clearly has no hesitation about declaring the motivation behind his cookbooks.
“As guys, we’re a simple breed. I think you’re lying to yourself if [you think] a guy doesn’t say, ‘Yeah, I want it for my wife, for my date,’ ” says the California author. “We’re always trying.”
Cooking works as a seduction tool, Mr. Fino explains, because it’s a simple act of chivalry executed for the benefit of the individual being courted.
“She’s not going to be impressed that you can hit a golf ball 300 yards down the fairway or you’ve got the successful-sales-of-the-month award,” he says. “But when you do something with her in mind, you end up looking that much more attractive in her eyes.”
Mr. Fino warns that men should consider the tastes of the objects of their desire. For instance, while some men like to show off their grilling abilities, a large steak or rack of ribs isn’t necessarily what their dates want to eat.
Mr. Fino’s partner of 10 years isn’t much of a cook, and leaves most of the daily meal preparations to him. But, he jokes, “I remind her every time I’m doing it: ‘I am the Will Cook for Sex guy.’ ”
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