Stealing Your Partner’s Food Is Actually A Sign Of Affection
Of course, not everyone finds it weird. Based upon factors such as the length of the relationship, the vibe of the night and the amount and type of food, people may have different opinions about the date that stole their food.
As far as I am concerned, I could even have the chef put up a boundary wall on my plate and not think about it twice.
But as I said earlier, the affection thing comes in the way. The food sharing part may be an important factor in creating a stronger bond between two people.
Published in Proceedings of the Royal Society, Biological Sciences, the research shows that sharing food releases oxytocin hormone. This hormone facilitates bonding and cooperation between strangers.
This hormone is usually associated with the bonding process between mother and infant. However, it can also apply to other types of bonds, such as close friendships and romantic relationships.
The team of the research carefully observed some chimpanzees who were sharing food. Upon examination, it was revealed that both the givers and receivers of food that boosted levels of the above-mentioned hormone after the sharing activity. They also had a strong sense of reward from this sharing-caring interaction.