Some rely on charm or good looks, but the real secret to securing a second date is to share your food Psychologists at Leeds University analysed the dining habits of couples on the Channel 4 series First Dates, where potential partners are set up on blind dates in a restaurant They compared almost 60 dates where couples shared food with 49 who did not.  Psychologists at Leeds University analysed the dining habits of couples on the Channel 4 series First Dates (pictured), where potential partners are set up on blind dates in a restaurant RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next My friend Boris, the great pretender: SEBASTIAN SHAKESPEARE ‘She lit up every room she walked into’: Slain teen. Share this article Share They compared almost 60 dates where couples shared food with 49 who did not  The overwhelming majority of those who tasted each other’s dishes agreed to meet again, against 42 per cent of couples who did not shareThe overwhelming majority of those who tasted each other’s dishes agreed to meet again, against 42 per cent of couples who did not share  Dessert was the most popular dish to split.’One person feeding another may represent ‘courtship’ feeding that signals sexual interest,’ wrote the researchers in the journal Appetite