There's a flip side to this strategy: Once you figure out what works, what do you need to do to attract someone with those characteristics? No, what we're saying here has a lot to do with point #1: You want a fun person that likes fun?

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These studies, surveys, and experts can help us all figure out what works — and maybe even up our chances.

With the caveats that some of these findings are difficult to generalize and none of this advice will help you meet your soulmate tomorrow, here are seven science-backed dating tips.

Approximate digestion time: 40 to 60 minutes Other Fruits Fats Are practically all water, which the human body breaks them down immediately and it's important not to mix them with other foods, including other fruits.

Approximate digestion time: 5 to 10 minutes Other Fruits Fats Fruits are full of carbohydrates, and consuming carbohydrates, whether in the form of grains or sugars (especially fructose), are the foods you need to watch, and sometimes limit because they affect the hormone insulin, which is a very potent fat regulator.

What can you absolutely not stand — nail-biting, sarcasm, chronic lateness?

— and what do you absolutely need for your relationships to work — a sense of humor, cooking skills, an appreciation for '90s cinema? Obviously, no one likes to hang out with a wet blanket, so "be fun" may not sound like totally revolutionary dating advice.

HOWEVER, you can bend this rule to a degree, if you are mixing fruits with other nutrient dense ingredients.

Doing this will not equal a perfect meal combination, but what it will do is prolong digestion long enough for the body to take in more beneficial nutrients while it keeps you feeling full longer.

Fruits (especially tropical ones) have digestive enzymes that help to clean out the residue left over from the food you've eaten the night before.

Pineapple is a great fat burner and roto-rooter, scrubbing and cleansing its way through your intestinal tract.

Everyone in the dating game spends untold time, money, and emotional energy trying to find a nice person to chill with on the couch while you both actually watch Netflix — but somehow, most of us still feel like we're striking out constantly. That means thousands and thousands of study subjects have made all kinds of dating mistakes so that you and I don't have to.