A study published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society, Biological Sciences looked at the way chimpanzees behave and how they share food. Researchers found that the act of sharing food releases oxytocin - the so-called “love hormone” - which promotes bonding and cooperation.
“Long-lasting cooperative relationships have also been referred to as strong social bonds, which are characterized by high rates of cooperative behaviors, such as grooming or food sharing,” researchers explain.
So the next time your bae swats your hand away as you’re reaching for a chip and guac from his plate, remind him you’re only strengthening your relationship by sharing food with them. Science says it’s helpful, so who are you to argue?
Source: Cosmopolitan UK