Thursday, February 3, 2011

Men don't cook just to get laid

Posted By on Thu, Feb 3, 2011 at 9:15 AM

Sometimes, men are just proud of what they've made.
  • Sometimes, men are just proud of what they've made.

The ongoing mythical search for the reason that men cook unveiled another chapter this week with The New York Post's assertion that single men are hoping to become more desirable (and get women into bed) by showing off their cooking prowess.

The article contends that there is an "entire contingent of Top Chef-watching Romeos to woo you with their own culinary delights." I'm here to state, ideally for the last and only time, that not all men cook to get laid. We can end the mystery with seven words. Men cook because we want to cook. 

I get it. Some men who cook are sexy. Some men become sexier via the

act of cooking. And, yes, some men believe that the quickest way into a

woman's (or another man's) pants is through her (or his) stomach. Men cook for sustenance. Men cook for health reasons. Men cook poorly. In short, men enter the kitchen with the same desires as women, a majority of which have nothing to do with wooing a potential mate.

I've written in this space previously that it should no longer be a shock that men are manning the stove. I didn't realize that I'd have to qualify it further by pointing out that a dinner offer doesn't have to be more loaded than a baked potato. The sooner we can move on from searching for a male chef's ulterior motives, the quicker we can understand that what really matters is who is doing the dishes.

So let's put to bed the concept that behind every male cook is a woman who's good to go. Our relationship with food has become too complex for such a simplistic explanation.

[Image via Flickr: David Boyle]

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