NYT Column Explores Refridgerdating

The New York Times has published a feature on refridgerdating, the notion of looking at the contents of person’s fridge to determine whether they’d be a compatible match.

Samsung recently rolled out its own Refridgerdating app, a platform for owners of the Family Hub Smart Fridge. Users upload pictures of their food for other singles to swipe through and use as a conversation starter.

Founder of dating blog Check Their Fridge John Stonehill acted as an advisor for Samsung to fine tune their product.

Stonehill explained to the New York Times: “Refrigerators are great cheat sheets because you can learn a lot about a person. Nothing says more about who we are than what we eat and drink.

Some studies have shown that people who eat a lot of fresh fruit and vegetables are less likely to suffer from mental health issues, and lovers of spicy foods are bigger risk takers.

On the Refridgerdating website, Samsung advises singles to take natural pictures of the inside of their fridges and to avoid just swiping right on layouts that look exactly like their own.

Peggy Policastro from the Department of Nutritional Sciences at Rutgers University is not convinced that what a person eats is a perfect measure of character.

She told the New York Times: “If you see a shopping cart filled with different desserts, you might assume that someone is planning a party. It, however, doesn’t reveal much about that person’s personality.”

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