TEXARKANA, Ark. — If you're looking for romance at a backyard barbecue this summer, be careful how you order your steak.
In a recent survey of 2,000 respondents, 47% in Arkansas claimed they wouldn't date someone who liked their steak prepared in a different way than they did, compared to a national average of 56%.
The survey also found 50% of respondents judge everyone for their steak choices, not just potential romantic partners.
Fifty-three percent said they'll eat whatever is put in front of them regardless of how it's cooked.
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Almost two in three, 62% — 68% of men and 56% of women — insist on handling the grilling themselves at barbecues and other friendly gatherings.
Conducted by OnePoll on behalf of JBS USA, the survey also found that 26% repurpose their leftovers into an entirely new dish, rather than putting them in a sandwich (27%) or reheating them to eat as is (24%).
Respondents said that they eat steak five times per month on average. The survey also revealed that one out of five say they've never actually prepared one on their own before.
When asked to name their favorite type of cuisine, respondents most commonly cited Mexican, Italian and Chinese.
But surprisingly, the panel's favorite beef dishes in the country don't come from any of those traditions.
Instead, the list was topped by a three-way tie between Korean Bulgogi (32%), Russian stroganoff (32%) and Philly cheesesteaks (32%).