They say the fastest way to a person's heart it through the stomach, though its actually through the ribcage, you know what they mean.  Having a bae that can cook makes life just a little bit easier and here's why:

1. You’ll Never Be Hungry Again. 

They are constantly coming at you with something they just whipped together, something they just baked, or the snacks that are hidden in the freezer. When they say, ‘Do you want a snack?’ you can rest assured that ‘snack’ isn’t just some flaming hot cheetos. Nope, it’s the leftover crab mac and cheese bae whipped up yesterday.

2. It Slowly Helps You Learn Your Own Way Around The Kitchen. 

If you can't cook watching someone that does is always a plus. And having a partner who knows how to braai and wood-smoke the perfect medium-rare fillet can really teach you a thing or two. Like for example, I now know what a slotted spoon is. Also that it exists.


3. Seeing Bae Behind A Stove Is The Sexiest Thing Ever. 

Watching someone cook is actually a very entertaining thing to do – it’s why you’re so addicted to Chopped. Now, watching bae behind a stove is a whole other thing. For some reason, it is hot AF. Hotter than the gas stove they are standing over. Hotter than the fresh jalepenoes they just added to the homemade salad dressing. You could stare adoringly for days.

4. You’re The Envy Of All Your Friends. 

When your S/O packs your lunch, people generally think you’re the luckiest person in the world. I’m not entirely sure why this is, but it’s definitely something you’ll notice. When people find out your partner is an amazing cook, you’ll become accustomed to hearing choruses of ‘I wish my boyfriend knew how to cook.’ Now you’ve ruined their day just by existing, you monster.

5. You Always Have Leftovers To Take To Work The Next Day. 

Packing lunch sucks; spending money on lunch sucks even more. If you have a partner who’s cooking delicious dinners every night, lunch will never be a problem again. Just remember that your colleagues will hate you for being so #blessed.

6. You Can Now Host Amazing Dinners. 

Before you met, you would never have risked hosting anything that wasn’t a pizza night. Now, it’s pork belly with crackling, fancy-ass salads and gourmet desserts. The best part? Preparing all the food and decorating the table and pretending to be a grown-up who has their shit together is actually really fun.

7. They Introduce You To So Many Different Things.

You never imagined preserved bamboo in Chinese cooking would be your new favourite thing, and yet here you are, shoving the stuff down your throat like you’re an actual panda. Your diet used to consist of all the basics – now, you’ve virtually tried everything under the sun. (Except escargot, because you have to draw the line somewhere.)

8. You’ll Never Run Out Of Gift Ideas. 

Your bae literally loses his shit when you walk into Bed Bath and Beyond. They want every utensil, every tool, every cookbook… and there are a lot of things to choose from. You’re basically sorted for every birthday and Christmas for the foreseeable future.

9. They Always Pick Out The Best Restaurants For Date Night.

Somehow, the love of cooking translates to knowing where all the best spots are. None of that ‘Where should we go tonight?’ ‘I dunno, where do you want to go?' BS

10. Who Doesn’t Love A Person Who Can Cook?

Face it – nobody in the world is going to be all ‘Ugh, they cook you amazing meals? How annoying.’ It’s a universal truth that everyone loves a person who can whip up a meal using nothing but the five ingredients you have left in your fridge. And you found one that loves you, too.

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