Skip Nav
Biggest Reasons People Don't See Results in Workout Class
Fitness Motivation
A Trainer Gets Brutally Honest About Why You Aren't Seeing Results
How to Do Intermittent Fasting
intermittent fasting
This Trainer Explains How to Do Intermittent Fasting For Fat Loss
Britney Spears Yoga Video in Hotel
Yoga
Britney Spears Does 2 Hours of Yoga While Traveling, Puts Us All to Shame

Dating and Dieting Study

Study Says Couples Who Eat Healthy Together, Stay Together

If you've ever tried to make changes to your diet, you know how much more difficult it is when your partner isn't on board. To find out how dating affects dieting and vice versa, EllipticalReviews.com surveyed 1,000 people about which diets led to the most relationship strain and how many followed in their SO's dieting footsteps. Overall, couples who didn't diet together were found to be less satisfied in their relationships than those who did. See more interesting results ahead!

The study showed that 95 percent of respondents who are conscious of their diet are also in a relationship with someone in the same boat. And 60 percent of those who currently diet changed their eating habits to match their partner's. Figuring out what to eat for dinner is already a struggle, but the task only becomes more difficult when you and your partner have different dietary habits. If someone was eating a salad to work toward their weight-loss goals while their SO chowed down on a pizza right in front of them, I could definitely see how this would put a strain on their relationship. Plus, it would probably make them feel less motivated to continue eating healthy without someone holding them accountable. Food is such an important component of dating, after all.

When the survey looked at relationship satisfaction based on diet type, couples who ranked highest included vegetarians and those who followed a Mediterranean diet. Perhaps the fact that both diets emphasize fruits, veggies, and unprocessed grains contributed to better overall mood between partners. Additionally, couples who weren't dieting showed to be happier than those who didn't share the same dieting goals.

So, if your partner is making an effort to change their current eating habits, consider joining them as a way of showing your support!

More from POPSUGAR
From Our Partners
How Does Whole30 Affect Anxiety?
Can You Drink Too Much Water?
Jillian Michaels Beginner Fitness Advice
Why Do Vaginas Smell?
What Happens When You Eat Vegan For a Week
Personal Essay About Skyla IUD
How Much Avocado Should I Eat in a Day?
What Happens When You Drink Ginger Tea Every Day?
Kanye West Talks About Mental Health on Jimmy Kimmel Live
Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Fitness Mantra
Exercise For Mental Health Study
How Your Period Influences the Type of Fragrances You Like
From Our Partners
Latest Health & Fitness
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds