From improving teamwork and communication to spending quality time together, 86% of Brits feel like cooking together in the kitchen positively impacts their relationship.
Relationship expert Carolyn Hobdey highlights why cooking with your partner can improve your relationship by offering expertise and tips for cooking with your partner.
Many Brits agree (86%) that cooking at home with their partner can benefit their relationship. The research also highlighted the main feelings people experience when cooking with a partner.
Brits feel cooking with their partner impacts their relationship
Brits said they mainly improved their teamwork, with the research suggesting that people think they work well as a team when they cook with their partner.
Commenting on this, relationship expert Carolyn Hobdey says: ‘A shared task builds teamwork, and the kitchen is a great place to do this because a lovely meal is an output you both have a vested interest in.’
‘Both the process and the outcome of enjoying your labour’s fruits (and vegetables) is positive for your partnership.’
Another benefit is that Brits find that they can spend quality time together. Carolyn agrees: ‘This is important in a relationship, and cooking together is a great way to do this.’
‘In our busy lives, it can be easy to see chores as boring and to eat away at our downtime together. However, cooking as a couple takes a necessary chore and turns it into quality time together. Any quality time spent together will help your relationship.’
Brits also find that cooking with their partner at home in the kitchen is relaxing and fun. Carolyn adds that: ‘Cooking’active recipes’ ones where there aren’t lots of waiting around for things to cook (such as a roast) are best to cook together. Adding stir-fries, pasta dishes, and making your pizzas from scratch are all good for working together, seeing rapid results for your efforts and having fun.’
Couples also find that it helps their communication with their partner. For example, Carolyn explains: ‘Being organised to bring together a plate of food will require you to communicate what needs to be done, how, by whom and when; successfully doing this in the kitchen by listening to each other will inevitably spill over positively into other areas of your life.’
Highlighting the positive impact that cooking with your partner at home can have on your relationship.