Will ‘Gastrosexuals’ Be the New ‘Foodies’?

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Ladies and gentlemen, introducing the “male gastrosexual.” No, it has nothing to do with “sploshing” (pornography involving food play) — it’s the Daily Mail of London’s term for a new breed of man that, seemingly inspired by macho celebrity cooks like Gordon Ramsay (God help them), have taken to the kitchen to impress the ladies. According to a study, 23 percent of 18-to-34-year-old British men say they cook to potentially seduce a partner, and 60 percent regularly cook for friends and family. Of course, none of this is really news. We just thought we’d float the word “gastrosexual” — it’s been a while since we’ve had a word, like “foodie,” that truly made us cringe.

Rise of the 'Gastrosexual' As Men Take Up Cooking in a Bid to Seduce Women [Daily Mail via Jezebel]