Couples' smell and taste preferences 'converge' the longer they are together, study finds

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Susan Perry Well, here’s a bit of research news you and your significant other may want to discuss over the dinner table tonight: The longer couples have been together, the more likely they are to share similar smell and taste preferences, according to a small but intriguing study published recently in the journal Appetite.Past studies have suggested that, over time, couples tend to resemble each other in health, appearance and personality. Research has also shown that people tend to shift their eating habits and food choices as they go from being single to being married or living with a partner.Social scientists believe these kinds of convergences may have an evolutionary purpose: to create more cohesive and stable...

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