Can your favorite ice cream help you find true love?
A 20-year study by Dr. Alan Hirsch, of the Smell & Taste Treatment and Research Foundation revealed that certain personality types favor one ice cream flavor over another. Which means one of the most unexpected places to find out if your date is your perfect match might just be the ice cream parlor.
Can Mint Chocolate Chip ever find happiness with Rocky Road? Is your plain vanilla boyfriend doomed to bore you to tears? Read on darlings, I’ve got the scoop.
Vanilla : If vanilla ice cream is your favorite, you’ve got a colorful personality, but you’re also fairly dependent and needy. You’re probably a risk-taker, and an idealist, (which sometimes translates into tough-on-yourself-and-your-relationships perfectionism, so be careful there.) You’re most likely a very private person, but your relationships with others tend to be very close.
Vanilla’s Best Match? Rocky road or another vanilla
Double chocolate chunk: You’re a charmer — not only lively and flirtatious, but you looooooove being the center of attention. You are very into your appearance, and why shouldn’t you be? You put a lot of effort into looking good, especially when it comes to your clothes. Sure, you’re a little self-absorbed, and sometimes you tend to be a bit, uh, let’s say dramatic. You get bored easily, and like to try new things. (And often, new people.)
Double Chocolate’s Best Match? Butter pecan or chocolate chip
Strawberries and cream: The phrase “strawberries and cream” is often used to describe things that are easy, the good life. But whoever first popularized that turn of phrase probably didn’t actually spend time with real-life strawberries and cream lovers. Is that your favorite? You’re likely an introvert, you’re kind of a marshmallow when it comes to high-stress situations, which means you handle stress poorly and can become overwhelmed, irritable, and extra cranky. Like the kind of cranky where you need to just sit on the couch binge-watching Netflix with just a spoon and a half-gallon of pink ice cream to soothe your nerves.
Strawberries and Cream‘s Best Match? Chocolate chip
Banana cream pie: If you love banana cream pie (uh, who doesn’t?) you’re well-adjusted, easygoing, and empathetic. You basically make the perfect spouse and parent, which makes it hard to like you — except, you know, you’re so nice and all that so everybody does anyway.
Banana Cream Pie Best Match? Vanilla, strawberries and cream, double chocolate chunk, chocolate chip, butter pecan or another banana cream pie. Basically, pretty much everybody.
Chocolate chip: If you love chocolate chip ice cream best, you’re ambitious, highly competitive, and a real go-getter. You’re also quite the visionary. Chocolate chip lovers are generally very charming and enjoy being catered to. Because, you know, they’re visionaries.
Chocolate Chip’s Best Match: Butter pecan or double chocolate chunk
Butter pecan: If you love butter pecan ice cream, you’re likely a principled rule-follower. Butter pecan preference indicates a high level of intelligence, morality, and conscientiousness. You’re a perfectionist, and while you’re highly competitive, you’re also very quick to criticize yourself.
Butter Pecan’s Best Match: Mint chocolate chip
Strawberry: Strawberry ice cream lovers are perfectly happy being followers, and enjoy working behind the scenes rather than being up front. Love strawberry ice cream? You probably also love being part of a team.
Strawberry’s Best Match: Rocky road, vanilla, mint chocolate chip or other strawberries
Coffee: Much like a double espresso, you’re lively, dramatic, and squeeze as much gusto into your life as you possibly can. Because you’re caffeinated! You’re seductive and flirtatious, and you might be inclined to fly off to Vegas to get hitched to someone you just had the most amazing sex of your life with. Why wait? Why do anything halfway? You throw yourself headfirst into everything and prefer to live in the moment rather than think about the future. Which means you might consider partnering up with someone who’s got a good 401K and an eye on retirement. Otherwise, you’ll end up eating cat food in your golden years.
Coffee’s Best Match: Strawberry
Mint chocolate chip: Love mint chocolate chip? You probably believe the research behind this article is complete crap science. After all, you’re a cynic. (Of course, if somebody calls you that you’ll vehemently disagree — because you’re also argumentative and contrary.) The good news, you’re highly ambitious. You’re also quite frugal, and cautious about planning for your future.
Mint Chocolate Chip’s Best Match: Other mint chocolate chips.
Rocky road: If you’re a rocky road lover, you’re highly charming and engaging in social situations, but completely driven at work. Sure, you’ll lose your temper over life’s inconveniences (traffic, slow elevators, a long line at the ice cream parlor — or frankly, anywhere, because why are these people so freaking slow? )
Rocky Road’s Best Match: Other rocky roads
Did you find this as fascinating and dead-on-accurate as I did? Then you’ll probably enjoy the posts about what your favorite pizza topping says about your personality, and what your favorite cupcake says about you.
Wondering about me? My favorite flavor is banana cream pie. And my sweetie’s favorite is vanilla.